I just came back home from my first day at my new job as a commercial real estate broker and I'm unbelievably happy, because everything turned out to be much much better than I anticipated.
Over the last weeks leading up to this day I had some serious doubts about the direction I was going but they finally disappeared today.
I was mainly worried because in the last years there was (and still is) a lot of discussion in Switzerland about too many Germans (like me) being here.
In my last post I talked about the change I'm going through in my life, going from being a (unsuccessful) entrepreneur with various, more or less unsuccessful internet ventures to an "entrepreneurial career" in commercial real estate.
Finally got the confirmation today after a second interview with the brokerage and a total time of 3 weeks for the application process. Starting in February I will work as a commercial real estate broker in Zurich, specializing in office leasing with
So, since my last post basically two big things happened.
The one thing was that I finally told my parents that I dropped out of university. I nearly shit my pants about this for weeks and months, despite my parents being very cool in general. Its funny how different from their normal behaviour people act when there's an issue with their parents. When I finally told them they were very understanding and supportive and told me that they already expected this for over a year (when I started
In my last blog post I wrote about a bootstrapping idea that I tested. My test turned out to be so successful that I decided to develop this into a full blown business and make it my main focus.
I started a progress thread for this business, which you can find here: Building a need-based internet business
So from now on I will post my updates in this thread and post a monthly summary to this blog, with the first summary coming in the next week.
A quick update here.
After my first week of sending private messages on a business network (~500 messages directly to owners) to sell my mobile websites I received only 1 positive response, so I decided to get a refund on my premium account (which I got) and pause the mobile thing again.
Over the last days I prepared another bootstrapping idea. My target audience here are again small business owners.
I'm basically providing a valuable service/product for free,