This is an exercise from a course I am taking on Udemy: “A course for freelancers who want to move up” from the incredible Seth Godin.
What do you want to do
I want to create. Create in the digital world because that’s where I feel I have the most freedom. I particularly love the description made in the movie Inception where Architect love to build inside dreams. Everything is possible. That’s how I feel when I create apps / websites.
I like and need to touch everything. Art / UX / Business decisions / Code. This is when I am good. This is when I am smart.
I want to combine smart technologies to create things people believed impossible. I want to get the benefits of my work and I don’t want to wait. To be responsible for what I do and to be in charge.
Who do you want to change, and how do you want to change them?
Before everything else I want to change myself and the way I live. I like Tim Ferris’ approach with the 4 hour work week as it push us towards the essentialist way of life. But I like what I do. This is my passion. I need variety but I don’t want to be in a position when I need to stop. I want to be somewhere where I don’t want to stop.
I want to change people I interact with and show them the way to success. My previous successes are a proof I know how to do it. I need to capitalize on it and put it on another level.
How much risk? How much are you willing to put at stake to make the change you seek
I willing to risk my current Job. I am not willing to risk the relationship I have with my loved ones or my house
How much work are you willing to do to get there?
Does this project matter enough for the risk and the effort you’re putting into it?
Is it possible — has anyone with your resources ever pulled off anything like this?
Yes. There are plenty of success stories on being successful. On the app store: lescapadou, with a SASS app: 37signals