Yes I said it. Yes I have had quite a few unsuccessful ventures and I have recently started reading blogs that suggest backup plans. I don't agree and I will tell you why.
When you have a back up plan you have an "oh shit that didn't work and I have to do something about it". Its like whatever it is going on in your life is going to fail or stop being at some point. Newsflash: You are correct! NOTHING lasts forever. Your job, your marriage, your income stream, your family and most certainly not your startup or your job. For those of you wishing to go back to the old days, its not going to happen. The age of chivalry is dying and the startup that you create will be dead within 10-15 years. We don't live in our parents or grandparents economy. Hell the way we communicate is changing. See example below and try and decipher what I am saying to you
Did you figure it out yet. If so, please pat yourself …
Just wanted to give an update. You may remember that I said I was going to be coming back to California, well it is official. I am heading down May 1. I will most likely take the train and stop in Napa to visit my cousin Stephen Bordes at his winery for a day or two. From there, I will catch a train to San diego.
I am currently looking for work and open to any positions that may be available, I just ask that you don't hold it against me because I have a masters degree. I have seen many companies shy away from hiring me because I have a Masters Degree. I am honestly looking to get off my feet and find a base of operation. My home is California and I know that now. I am native and the air, soil and water are in my bones.
I am looking to establish which means I will need to find a place to live (that I pay for monthly), maybe even get a car (down the road) for now I know that I will have to use the bus and I am okay with that. I am nervous as hell about this move …
I have pretty much been a minimalist but I want to outline some steps if you were thinking about doing this. Many people have asked me how to do it and I will share some of my steps here. It is very liberating and very relaxing. In this article I am going to limit the topic to if you are single. Next week I will talk about ways to become a minimalist if you are in a relationship.
Sell everything you own that doesn't own you
This is a tough one but a must. What I have found is that stuff that you own, really owns you. I mean that it has some sentimental value to you and that is why you don't want to get rid of it. (My grandma bought me that, my dad gave that to me before he passed, my ex bought me that a year before we broke up). You hold onto it because it has some "meaning" to you. The fear that many people have is that if you get rid of those things in your life, your life will have less meaning and nothing could be further from the truth. Its the things that…