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The leap

“An entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down.”

Reid Hoffman


I do agree with the above quote on the strength of sometimes you do have to place yourself in a situation where there is no other option than to succeed or fail. Sink or swim.

I was let go from my "day job" this week, and I cannot help but feel it was the best possible thing that could have happened. If Im being honest with myself, Ive been toeing the edge of "the cliff" with every opportunity to jump, for slightly longer than I should have. I needed the push. For me, in entrepreneurship, the primary goal is not to make a profit but rather to create value. Hopefully, even change how people do business, perceive things, understand things, or to change how they even live. I've always believed that profit (in business) should be the byproduct of successfully achieving a targeted objective. This philosophy has, and continues to clash with superiors I have worked for in the past. I find myself running into the same glass ceilings every time I get promoted to higher positions, leaving me with no other conclusion other than, for me, finding my true happiness and peace, will require me to be self-employed.

So, here I go, I'm taking the leap! Will I build that plane? Or will I hit the ground?

For me, I guess, the most important thing is, at least I jumped...



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