I could’ve given a quick answer but as we have an ongoing rapport I thought a fuller answer was warranted as some of that may come in useful later on.
I get inspired and start something bigger than I can chew in one sitting. No idea if I can succeed. I plunge ahead.
I get a prototype going. I stabilize it. It usually involves a lot of coordination of ever changing things, whether people or data changes over time.
Then I end up with a set of procedures.
Once I have a set of procedures, I can automate it (in the case of data) or pass it on to others when I’m tired of following the set of procedures.
Oh it very much is! Never thought that I do it like a business but that sounds right. I like finding interesting beasts to tame that require only periodic maintenance.
Some processes I can continue for years and years; when I pass things on to others it’s because I see more growth potential in them than I can provide.
The Y-RIGHTS list for example, I passed on to a 14 year old homeschool girl from Alaska named Alex who was extremely active on the list and had a ton of ideas along with a professor from Australia who was also very active with a lot of ideas. They sometimes batted heads with each other which is why I knew they’d be a good team together.
I stayed on as a member for a year around quietly then I left. They ran it much like I did. They liked what they saw and they wanted to maintain it willingly.
The MINISTRY list (where I gathered ministers and pastors and religious leaders from different religions together) I passed on to a 37 year old Pagan Earth religion priestess from somewhere in Norway area and a 50-something year old Southern Baptist minister from the American South to run in tandem. Same idea as the others: They would argue with each other _as equals_ despite their apparent differences and would reconcile with each other when they did, which is why I knew they’d be an excellent team and they were.