Matt’s Response: Avoiding Insanity & Expecting a Different Result

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?

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Matt is a web developer and entrepreneur who grew up in Kansas City and went to school with Tony since Middle School. After college, Matt moved to Denver with his wife Melissa to start out their lives in a new city. Matt tagged this post with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Read 10 articles by
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  1. Erin says:

    It seems like you both have really used the skills learned from those earlier jobs to make your current effort more successful. So at least those jobs weren’t wasted! I don’t get the chance to say this to you, only to Tony, but I am very impressed with how hard you are working. Your motivation and dedication can only lead to success :)

  2. Erin says:

    P.S. I was really hoping that was going to be a picture of you and your lemonade stand as a kid. I had one in Houston; I sold lemonade to the guys building the house next door.

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