Here’s my simple recipe for becoming an entrepreneur – or rather figuring out if you’re cut out for it. Start and finish at least one side-project Working on something on your own shows whether you’re motivated and committed enough to start something more significant. That’s how I started about 15 years ago. […]
Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present. The result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived. – The 14th Dalai Lama
The year of freedom. Started my own business. My best summer ever. 800 km+ (~500 miles) biking and hiking. Completed 4 courses. Finished a client project. "Do what you love, and money will follow" - confirmed! Woohoo! Are you struggling at work? Do you feel stuck? Are you fed up with being told what to do? Make 2018 your year! Start a side-business. The 9-to-5 job is dying - let's celebrate! :)
Today, I was about to hop in my car to bring my son home from school. Just as usual. But then I changed my mind. I don't have to rush back to the office anymore. Besides, it was such a bright, sunny day - so why not walk? "Dad, where is the car?" - he asked. "There is no car" - I said. "We'll just walk home." We had a great time together. Simple things like walking can make us happier. How sad we forgot to enjoy these simple things. Instead, we pretend that we do something meaningful in our crappy little cubicles. [...]
Until just a couple of days ago, my calendar used to be filled with upcoming meetings and other useless stuff. Just checked my phone, and what I see is PRICELESS! :) Empty Calendar Don't get me wrong; it's not like I've been just hanging around doing nothing since I left my daytime job. Actually, I got more on my todo-list than ever before. But there is a huge difference: I enjoy each and every project I'm working on. I've always been working on side-projects, like the Pluralsight course Design Patterns in Swift: Creational, or my Udemy course Software Development [...]
Just quit the 9-to-5 today and became officially FREE! I've been preparing for this for more than three years. Finally, I will have the time to work on the projects I love. That liberating feeling when I left the office building is priceless! I spent 18 years in the corporate world. More than I should have.