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INTRO Am I too old for the Fastlane?

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    Hi, I live in Jönköping, Sweden. I started my first company when I was 30 and had it for seven years. For the past five years I've been working as an employee and am doing fairly well as a project manager at an IT company. I have been married for 17 years and have three kids.

    The past two years I did a masters in IT/BA on my spare time and now I'm itching to start building a new business. During the summer I've been reading a few books about entrepreneurship and making money, but havent read Unscripted or TMF yet. I REALLY dont like working 8 to 5 every day and using my skills, time and energy making money for someone else. I been programming since 2000 and have done SEO, internet marketing and data analytics since 2006 (on and off) so I know how to start and grow a business, but I have a responsibility towards my family. All rely on me to care of things.

    I dont mind doing work on my spare time, but it is going to be difficult to run a B2C business and answer the phone while working at the IT company. Even a B2B business requires day time communication. Should I build some software and hope there will be buyers?

    I know what I want to do, but the question is, is it too late for me to try moving over to the Fastlane?
     
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    No. Now stop making excuses and get to work :D

    Also, welcome to the forum.

    Nothing you've described is a show stopper. You just need to put on your problem solving hat and come up with something that works.
     
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    Joe: I have cancer. If I don't find a cure, I'll die in less than a year.

    Guy: I have the cure for sale for $100, do you want to buy it?

    Joe: Meh, aren't you 47 years old? You're too old to sell me the cure, I'd rather die.

    When you confront your bullshit, you discover it's exactly that, bullshit.
     
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    I don't think you want to look back when your 5 years older and ask this same question again....so do you really have a choice :)?
     
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    If you think you are too old now you're going to feel even older in a couple of years if you don't do anything about it now.

    This forum is a great resource and is great for the mindset too. :) Welcome.
     
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    Ray Croc started Mc Donalds in his late 50 s . Coronel Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken, KFC in his mid sixties . Your just making excuses to your self . Get serious about it and you can succeed .
     
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    WTF
     
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    I'm on my personal phone at least a few times a day for random stuff - call from the wife, scheduling cable/doctor/etc., making a quick purchase.

    Unless you're worried about an avalanche of business, then you can probably sneak away for a call, no? Just make sure you work the same net hours for your company - don't side-hustle while they're paying you (i.e., shorten your lunch, work later).

    Is that possible?

    Edit: Would it be weird if you had an iPad on your desk? An iPad with cellular service plus a Bluetooth keyboard would allow for some quick e-mails like "Hey, got your inquiry - call you at noon!".
     
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    "Build and hope" is never a good business plan. You should start by reading TMF.

    The market doesn't care how old you are, if you have a college degree, have found your passion, or anything else about you. The market only cares about how well you serve the market.
     
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    As MJ wrote in TMF the fastlane doesn't care about your age or what you failed at in the past. (I'm paraphrasing here.)
     
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    That is absolutely doable!
    :thumbsup:
     
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    First of all, welcome the the forum. Secondly, you need to read TMF and Unscripted. You say you don't like working 8 to 5 and you haven't read either books. Sounds like any oxymoron putting these two sentences together :smile2:.

    Reading TMF and Unscripted will also keep you up to speed when talking on the forum.
     
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    That time will pass in anyways, might as well do something with it.
     
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    I feel the driveway as you sometimes about being "too old." From what I can tell so far I'm probably old enough to be people's mother here. But on the other hand I agree with what the members wrote to you. Perhaps you can think of your age as a positive factor in terms of your life experiences and wisdom gained. Good luck.
     
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    Sorry. I meant to write that I feel the same way sometimes.
     
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