The Spark

Isn’t it funny how your next venture starts in mere seconds?

Last week, I’m hard at work at CHEK News with my colleague Kevin Charach when we pull up a local football players recruitment tape that he’s sending to try and get into post-secondary. There I am, standing next to my co-worker saying, “that looks awful.” Not trying to be offensive to the dad in the stands who captured this video on his iPhone and edited it all together on his iMovie app, but I can barely tell which kid is his and what’s going on in the video itself. It was there I said the words, “why don’t these people pay someone to come out and capture high quality video and put together these things?” Bing.

That night, I raced home and started brainstorming ideas and researching how to take my idea and make it a reality. Sending out e-mails to local coaches and people within the world of high school athletics, the constant reception was “it’s a great idea,” so I’m on the right track. It’s still in the early stages, but I believe I have the foundation work in place to get the ball rolling, it’s just building relationships and clients, and seeing where it goes from here.

For the last week, I’ve been slaving away after work on my computer, updating the website and getting as much preparation and research done as possible before going live with it all. It’s currently 4:03am while I’m writing this, and I’ve been up later than this multiple times since I had the idea a week ago. The passion is real.

Now it’s just a matter of putting this passion into action, which I’m hoping to do in the next couple of weeks, and at the latest, once the new year rolls around. I’m really hoping this all pans out, and I’m excited to see where it takes me.

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