I decided to join the forum after reading the first book, soon the second one is light, and it simply reflects everything I think.
I have always looked for "wealth" and "freedom" I have moved from the sidewalk to the slowlane (and even if I still haven't come out of it) where, however, I took and swerved badly trying to go into the fastlane, all this without knowing anything, instinctively, and when I read the book I realized that I was trying to do the right thing.
Indeed much of the book is very useful to me today to better understand if I am turning in the right direction.
It is certainly difficult. I am fortunate to have a partner who holds and believes in me, who helps me with finances because at the moment I cannot pay all the expenses with my business (launched a few months ago).
But I don't give up and I'm full of ideas, I'm trying to select and now I can do it even better thanks to the advice in the book. to set in motion to create my fastlane. aim to be retired within 5 years. I am 29.
My story is:
I am a 29-year-old Italian boy who has not completed IT schools, to throw himself headlong into work, to date I have 15 years of experience in various sectors of gastronomy (pizza, ice cream and traditional cuisine).
I love cooking since I remember it, I started with my grandmother preparing sauces and dumplings
I started working at the age of 14 every weekend and summer (and then a few years later full time) in ice cream shop with my father, selling over the counter and producing.
After a series of family misadventures, and a personal dissatisfaction, I decided to resume (another passion of mine) computer studies (as a web designer) and try that road, but it was a "TERRIBLE" experience (they exploited me and threatened me with death) .
This experience reminded me that the kitchen is the place I wanted to be, so I decided to start from scratch and learn a new job that fascinated me, the pizza maker.
After 3 years of apprenticeship at 16 hours a day for 6 days a week, I tried to improve my job position, and after several hitches, problems, family events, spurred on by the fantastic Italian situation, but above all by the fact that who offered me work they were only Italians abroad, I decided to leave for Switzerland investing my few savings.
Obviously, I got them cheated by (dis) honest Italians, but I held up and went ahead.
Here in Switzerland I had to, reinvent myself and be a cook (I always cooked but I wasn't focused on cooking), always combining the job of pizza maker, I won't tell you the Italian gastronomic situation here in Switzerland as it is reduced, we are still 30 years back .
Switzerland, however, unlike Italy has allowed me to live well, has allowed me to pay all the costs, pay me a house, travel, take away my whims, etc.
But it wasn't enough.
After 3 years here I decided to set up on my own, with the ambitious goal of restoring the name of Italian gastronomy in the small and medium-sized enterprises in disarray.
I have never stopped studying and trying to improve myself, despite the difficulties.
Obviously before taking the big step towards entrepreneurship. I decided to improve myself and I realized that I still lacked a lot of knowledge, so I took a loan at the bank and invested them all in market research, books and courses, to this day I am constantly training in marketing and sales, in the management of company, in copywriting and of course I keep my head down to studying technical books on cooking, baking, etc.
I am currently working on various projects collaborating with various companies as a consultant.
I'm in search and I'm working hard to find my fastlane