Perhaps no the best title for a first post, huh?
Well, in this case the end of one thing means the start of something completely new.
I quit my job to pursue the work I love – which is building a lifestyle business that fits around my life.
For those new here, my name is Simon and I’m living in Germany with my amazing fiancé. I’m building mobile solutions and help other people online do the same.
For the last years I have lived everything perfectly fine according to the general opinion: Go to school, get a bachelor degree, find a job, be good at your job, earn money.
That story went fine for me and would have continued if there hadn’t been one problem:
Is that all?
I was not really interested in continuing in that way till the high age. I was not interested to be limited by the number of days and vacations I can make a year.
And I also wanted to be completely responsible for both success and failure of my work.
That’s why I started listening to countless podcasts like the awesome Smart Passive Income Podcast, gathering ideas and trying to find something that actually works for me.
More or less, I found something that worked for me.
And now, starting 1. April 2017 the long term goal of being my own boss becomes reality for me!
Over the last years I’ve built up a blog. Sounds boring?
Well, it’s only the hub for services and products I offer.
As a software developer I am genuinely interested in new technologies. I play around with coding apps and through my blog I’ve helped people solve problems or how to build something on their own.
During this time (still working a full time job) I released countless blog posts, created online video courses, a YouTube channel with 5k+ subscribers, an eBook and finally also a membership site.
All of these are not yet replacing my former income completely, but I’m sure that doing everything now with more time each day these different income streams will be enough for what I currently need.
Wherever this might take me I can not foresee, but for the moment I’m fine if I can be my own boss and help people by doing what I love to do.
So why do you read all this?
I’m not your Guru (btw great documentary from Tony Robbins), but I know how you feel if you are like me before in a full time job.
I’m not going to create a rich in 5 days guide, because I can only say what has worked for me. But all the knowledge of the last years getting into online business are worth sharing, even if only one person finds useful, motivating or encouraging thoughts here!
This blog will be about my experience, my habits, my thoughts and my progress in the next time as a “Solopreneur”.
If you are either interested in me (thank you so much if you are) or if you are working your own way to your freedom, you can follow my journey by leaving your email in the box that should appear somewhere on your screen.
This is actually a real image of a tattoo I got on my arm. It helps me to stay on track and reminds me to not fear new, different paths I might take. If you haven’t watched the speech where this quote comes from, make sure to watch Steve Jobs commencement speech now.
I’ll be back here soon.
Follow your intuition,