I saw many people just like me sharing their experiences online and very often what they figured out ended up helping me on my path. My intention is to pay it forward.
If you are like me, you probably want to live life without worrying to much about a career. My number one priority is freedom. That is why I spend my whole adult life working for myself. I wanted to be my own boss.
I wished for growth, but I didn’t really work on myself enough. The end result was that my business stayed as small as me.
I made many strategic mistakes. One of them was to try to figure everything out by myself. I didn’t like asking people for help. And I expected to know everything and to master everything. That has slowed me down a lot, as you can imagine.
My wife on the other hand is all about asking other people and learn from the best. And I didn't like it at first. But I admit her way is better than mine. In my understanding this was to admit defeat (because I'm supposed to know everything without asking). But I am learning from her (and admitting this is a huge thing for me).
Since we got married 4 years ago, I have changed a lot. And I am learning the value of seeking advice from smarter people (and applying it).
I put less effort into trying to make other people believe that I have it all under control. Because I don't. And strangely, by admitting my shortcomings to myself and others, my life really began to improve.
I went from owning a small business with 4 employees to becoming marketing director for an international company. My wife and I have now hundreds of people in our team.
My life is more like I want it to be now a days. I'm free to work when I want, as much as I want and anywhere I want.
I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I'm learning new ways. And I'm happy with the transformation.
I suppose if you are still reading this, you probably somehow feel the same way as I do. In this case, I hope my posts will help you get better at whatever you want to get better at. I will share stuff I consider valuable. Including my mistakes!
I hope it helps!