So I completed my first spell that has had some unintended results. Here’s the gist of things: A very good friend and professional colleague asked me to invest in a new business he was starting and I would become part owner. No big deal, but was a substantial investment. I agreed.
Things progressed in my own business and we hit a large load of new work. I then had to hire new employees to fulfill duties here (read as a substantial investment). This left me not really wanting to take on the additional risk of investing in his new business as originally agreed.
I put together a ritual to get me out of the obligation. It has worked tremendously, but I never even hear from my friend anymore. It was like a switch was flipped and my office never hears from his company.
In hind-sight I should have just worked it out with him like I would have anyone else that is not my close friend. Truth be told I was embarrassed to confide that I had changed my mind and did not want to make the large investment anymore.
So I’m not crying to get advice on how to fix things, but what do you do to steer things with all outcomes in your favor. I will not be a “solve one problem, star another” magician.