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  1. I made an extra months salary on the side ... it took 5 years !

    Yes, you read that right. As you might imagine, this is a bitter sweet event for obvious reasons ... Firstly, let's just acknowledge that this hasn't been a great return on time or money invested. (Obviously) However, I'm still happy that this represents a milestone based on a couple of simple...
  2. INTRO Got Deported from Russia and was in jail in Turkey - my short, life story

    Yeah, this all resonates with me. Being on this journey means I have read a lot about good habits and self management so much that I was also thinking about how to turn the knowledge into a business. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  3. INTRO Got Deported from Russia and was in jail in Turkey - my short, life story

    Great story Bruno, Can you tell us more about the habit forming business that you are planning to build ?
  4. INTRO Hi , I'm Matt. I have been struggling but I'm still convinced I can make it

    Hey all, I'm Matt from the UK, I work as a consultant for a software company and by slowlane standards I'm doing ok ... (Comfort = Danger !!!) I don't job hop much but the last couple of companies I've worked for have had troubles and 'discussions' about redundancy, I always survived but the...
  5. Dreading tomorrow .....

    Just an update ...... I'm starting a new job doing sales engineering with a competing software company on the 22nd. I'm happy that the bills will get paid doing something I enjoy and that contributes to the vision of freedom ..... bring it on 2018 !
  6. RANT Am I Being Helpful or Just Being Used?

    If it's awkward asking for payment .... Setup an account at an online freelancer site and tell him you're getting busy with all your other 'mentees' so you have to start doing it that way. Just bill him by the hour. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. What motivates you ?

    Yes, this resonates with me at the moment, my nice job was replaced with a shitty job recently ...... I hate it. Desperation and frustration are a mixed bag, it can motivate you but the decisions can be shitty.
  8. What motivates you ?

    ..... Because I'm not certain what motivates me ! The common feedback I get is that this is a problem but I still persist in my projects so I guess the real problem is that 'I can't articulate what motivates me' rather than 'I'm not motivated'. It would be good to actually pin it down just so...
  9. Dreading tomorrow .....

    Hey, I've been working for a software company doing pre-sales consulting for about 18 months and I've really been loving it, the money isn't that great but it cultivates my sales and presentation skills and I've been building a side gig with my land agency while doing this. But ..... a couple...
  10. How to Get Up at 5 AM every day ?

    I managed to pull this of for about 3 years then it slipped when I had a baby. I'm trying get back on it now, here's how I did it the first time. 1. Set the alarm in my room to go off at 5. 2. Set the really loud alarm in my living room to go off at 5:05. 3. Got a coffee machine with a timer...
  11. INTRO Right ..... time to get serious, From south Bucks UK

    Hi Everybody, My name's Matt and I work as a software consultant near London, I've been doing IT related work for software companies for 17 years. I've always had an interest in being my own boss but it's never quite worked out for me. I started an IT services company with somebody I knew a few...
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