I have been an entrepreneurial person since I was very little. I constantly was thinking up new schemes to make money, whether that was a lemonade stand or pre-stamping all of my grandmother’s envelopes for her business. This is just the way I work, always trying to get a little more out of what I am doing. I have worked jobs since I was 13, doing everything from construction cleanup, car mechanic work, software development, and sales. I have been all over the place.
In every new job I have acquired I have worked to get a better job than the one before. Always thinking when I started that “this one is better, and my manager really gets it”. Only to realize later on that no matter what I do, I always grow out of my job and I always get to the point where I am saying “My manager was great, until [whatever]“. I learn from them and then I move on to another job and go through the same thing over again hoping for something new. Insanity.
My ultimate goal in life is to have the control and responsibility that Tony was talking about in his article to which I am responding. When something goes well, it’s because I accomplished it or my team accomplished it. Not because some manager ordered it, I accomplished it, then they took the credit, the bonus, and the raise because of my hard work. This is why Tony and I are changing the course of our future towards our own business.
We are staying up late, working our asses off and doing everything we can to make this work.
What are you doing to break the insanity in your life?