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- Oct 30, 2019
Immensely. And right on time too. Thank you.I thought about your question for awhile and here is my answer:
1. Initial success is the only success
2. (1) hammer and (1) box of nails
Before my first successful business there were 20-30 "attempts" in various unrelated fields which resulted in $0 revenue earned.
To find your space, focus on swinging your hammer at a box of nails until you hit one nail clean, IE. make a dollar.
Now here is the secret and also the easiest part to mess up, and by mess up I mean in the beginning AND continually over time:
Once you hit any single nail clean IE. any random business you start and try which turns a dollar; throw away the hammer and throw away the box of nails.
Naturally your next thought is going to be "I'm a professional developer, just wait Elon, you're going to be working for me soon after i build the next new xyz program to fly to wherever /insert your favorite random planet here". Neither of those statements are true, you are not a professional developer and I can assure you, you are not the next Elon.
Unnaturally but correctly, your next thought should be, "better get to work writing THE EXACT program again I just sold off, this time with added xyz features and functions and connectable via APIs so more people can use it". And even then, xyz features can get you into trouble if they include taking you into unrelated fields like if the original program was for the auto industry and suddenly you decide you're an expert in oil tankers and Nigerian mineral rights..
The point is this, initial success is the only success, find it and then nurture it. Nurture it until... until way past you think you should, its a constant battle, every day your mind wakes up to deceive you and convince you that you're a professional xyz and Elon is going to report to you. Always remember neither of those are true and the second you drink the cool-aid is the second you're going to be searching google for bankruptcy attorneys.
Hope that helps!
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