I’m a lucky person. I’m healthy, I’m happy in my marriage, I work with great people and I live in a country that’s part of European Union. I do not want to change anything in my life, only to slightly adjust it.
Last year I read Jurgen Appelo’s post Work-Life Fusion, not Work-Life Balance and I realized that this is the kind of lifestyle I would like to have. I will still do what I’m doing now but I will have more control over my time.
Let’s get back to today’s challenge, identifying the business model to support my desired lifestyle. I like to work with people, so I would continue to provide software services like I’m doing now. On the other hand I also like to work alone and choose when to do it, where and when I do it. This is what Natalie names it residual revenue stream and on this I have to focus on now to identify what I could do. The first thing that I’ll do after I’ll finish this challenge is to move from wordpress.com to a hosted wordpress solution and continue blogging there. I have no idea now on how things will evolve but I have no reason to be worried about. I will be at least a better writer than I am now.
Yesterday I read 11 lessons about success from Mark Twain. One of them concludes perfectly this post: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”