Leaving a stable job to pursue your startup full-time takes courage. Here’s why you should take the leap.
Most wantrepreneurs go out right and think that quitting their day jobs to completely throw themselves all-into their startup is the thrill and key they need. The truth is… you need a balance. Believe it or not, that day time job will help you. If you hate your dayjob find something else that will give you the freedom to help out with project expenses. Find something simple that gives you the freedom from taking your work home with you. ‘Cause once you get home, it’s HUSTLING time. Where you can devote your free time towards all your goals and projects. And when you’re ready… you can finally make that leap of faith. And jump for it all in♥
"Chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort. Go after what it is that creates meaning in your life, and trust yourself to handle the stress that follows."
I’ve been hesitant in annoucing to the world what I’ve been working on. Not because I feel like people are going to swipe my ideas, but because there’s a needed sense to accomplish more of the project in order to feel satisfied sharing it with others. It’s the personal gratification and satisfaction knowing that I’m actually hustling my way towards the goals within a given project. Ever watched Derek Siver’s video on: Keep your goals to yourself?
It’s a great study. What do you think?
It can be tough to let go of your secret sauce, but the pros (helpful feedback and trust in your brand) far outweigh the costs.
Oceans, Mountains, & Fried Oysters Po’Boy Sandwich. Only in Vancouver.
We’re back in the West Coast! After spending nearly 3 months in Europe seeing family and friends from all over, we’re wishing more than ever that Vancouver was a bit closer. Le sigh.
For now, we’re planning on crunching it with our sites and working our newly crafted wizard marketing skills. I like to call the phase where I’m in right now the: ‘Hustle & Develop’ phase. I love that epic talk that Gary V gave at the Web 2.0 Expo back in ‘08. It haunts me. To this day. Every moment I spend on working on my projects all I can imagine is Gary’s voice behind my back looking down at me telling me to HUSTLE IT.
Need the recap?
Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4
“"Nothing about my life is lucky. Nothing. A lot of grace, a lot of blessings, a lot of divine order, but I don’t believe in luck. For me, luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity. There is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for the moment that is to come." — Oprah”
We spent a week of swiss bliss in St. Moritz, Switzerland this past week. All I can say about the scene is… Wow. St. Moritz is well known through out as the most glamourous ski town in all of Europe. Mostly it’s filled with wealthy Russians and socialites, but luckily the Olympics in Sochi emptied the premises. We were able to ski freely on our own along beautiful routes of any choice along mountains and glaciers. Feeling blessed for all the beauty we saw this past week!
After almost three months of Europe, we’re finally heading back to Vancouver. It was wonderful to have spent time with family & friends again. I can’t believe three months have gone by so fast already! In between all the adventures we shared here - I was able to accomplish many projects through out our trip. Feeling confident in my ability to multi task and taking it to a whole new level!
Next stop: London, UK for two days!
Stedilijk Museum time in Amsterdam!
Birthday weekend in Amsterdam with my sweetheart <3