In 2007 we founded our first company with the goal of inventing a new industry and changing the world. The startup lifestyle was the perfect fit with my personal goal of founding my first company at any cost. It had been my dream to become an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember.
In 2013, with a little more experience under my belt, I’m ready to start a new company, only this time I’m armed with a more well thought out plan and goals for my future. I still want to change the world, but I realize it may take a few steps to reach that goal. I also want to have time to enjoy life while I’m young, and make enough money to support more ambitious attempts to change the world in the future. Neither of these goals were very realistic when you’re living life in a startup.
The reality is there are lots of types of companies you can start. That’s why the first step of my process when founding Gerbz LLC was to set some clear life goals and make sure the goals for my new company were aligned. A internet lifestyle business is a perfect fit because:
- It allows me to be location independent
- Focus on building and market internet products which is one of my favorite things to do
- Actually make money. Something most startups never do =)
Whether you’re an entrepreneur or working for a company, make sure to check out Step 1 in The Process
and revisit it regularly.