The Entrepreneur Forum | Financial Freedom | Starting a Business | Motivation | Money | Success

Software developer fed up of living the script

The Entrepreneur's Forum for learning how to build wealth and financial freedom the Fastlane way!

Say "NO" to mediocre living rife with jobs, ascetic frugality, and suffocating savings rituals— learn how to build a Fastlane business that pays both freedom and lifestyle affluence. Join our forum with more than 70,000 entrepreneurs who are making it happen.
Join for FREE Today
Get the books
Remove ads? Join Fastlane INSIDERS
(Registration removes this block)

Dovahjiim

Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Jun 24, 2018
13
30
UK
Hey,

I've been a software developer for 10 years and have spent most of those changing jobs (quitting, being made redundant and on occasion being fired ).

I've always been looking for that next payrise to make my life better. Whilst they come they've never really had the desired effect. So now I'm looking for something better.

I've always kind of dismissed starting my own business as some thing I'll do ''one day" and having just read through both the Millionaire Fast lane and Unscripted have realised that this is something that I really want.

I'm still trying to figure out the how and what, and I'm hoping to find some insight in this forum. At the very least I look forward to immersing myself in all things entrepreneurial!

In the mean time, I'm trying to reinvent myself by losing weight and I'm also giving up gaming and cutting back on TV. This is allow for more time reading and learning and then, once I've nailed down my routine spend more time on building my business.
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

MJ DeMarco

I followed the science; all I found was money.
Staff member
FASTLANE INSIDER
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
Read Rat-Race Escape!
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
34,971
138,090
Utah
I've been a software developer for 10 years and have spent most of those changing jobs (quitting, being made redundant and on occasion being fired ).
this is something that I really want.

Hmmm, maybe that's why you keep job-hopping. Software development is a great place to start a Fastlane.

Welcome aboard.
 

Michael Rhodas

New Contributor
Jun 8, 2018
5
7
Midwest, USA
I am in the same boat minus the 10 years experience part. I am looking for something better myself and want to improve certain skills involving entrepreneurship and modern software development. I would like to start my own business, but I need to establish myself first. The right answers will come. Always consider all sides of the spectrum.
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

eliquid

( Jason Brown )
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
May 29, 2013
1,784
9,084
Louisville - Kentucky
I feel your pains brother.

I started out building websites ( design ) and then later got into programming ( Perl, PHP, etc ). Then into marketing...

Anyways, like you I held jobs and then found myself out of them for various reasons.

In my life, I stopped counting when I got to 60+ jobs. If I were to guess, I've had 100 in my life. Of note, these were not all primary jobs. I am counting the 2nd and 3rd jobs I had along with my primary job.

Like you, I also bounced from employer to employer looking for the quick and easy pay raise ( and it came each time ). It's about the fastest way ( in slowlane ) to go from $29,000 a year to $100,000+.

But like you, I realized I was unfulfilled each time.

During all those jobs, I always always always had some kind of "business" of my own. It was about the only time I was happy. It just never made enough money and I was always doubting myself.

You gotta take that leap though.

I did. And once I decided to leap into it full-time, I never looked back.

Hope you can cross that bridge with us.

.
 

Dovahjiim

Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Jun 24, 2018
13
30
UK
Hmmm, maybe that's why you keep job-hopping. Software development is a great place to start a Fastlane.

Welcome aboard.

Thanks MJ.

I think you're right. I keep hoping the next job will be the 'one', but it never is.

Now I just need to decide the best way to turn my skills into leverage!
 

Dovahjiim

Contributor
Read Fastlane!
Read Unscripted!
Jun 24, 2018
13
30
UK
I feel your pains brother.

I started out building websites ( design ) and then later got into programming ( Perl, PHP, etc ). Then into marketing...

Anyways, like you I held jobs and then found myself out of them for various reasons.

In my life, I stopped counting when I got to 60+ jobs. If I were to guess, I've had 100 in my life. Of note, these were not all primary jobs. I am counting the 2nd and 3rd jobs I had along with my primary job.

Like you, I also bounced from employer to employer looking for the quick and easy pay raise ( and it came each time ). It's about the fastest way ( in slowlane ) to go from $29,000 a year to $100,000+.

But like you, I realized I was unfulfilled each time.

During all those jobs, I always always always had some kind of "business" of my own. It was about the only time I was happy. It just never made enough money and I was always doubting myself.

You gotta take that leap though.

I did. And once I decided to leap into it full-time, I never looked back.

Hope you can cross that bridge with us.

.

This is such a great reply to get on my first post.

I thought 7 over 10 years was bad!

It's funny but the times I've enjoyed programming the most was before I did it for a living; when I'd knock out tools that just helped people get stuff done - including myself.

Naturally I assumed that would translate into a fulfilling career and I can't say that is has.

Thanks for the encouragement!
 
Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum: Subscribe to Fastlane Insiders.

Post New Topic

Please SEARCH before posting.
Please select the BEST category.

Post new topic

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

More Intros...

Must Read Books...

Explore books recommended by MJ DeMarco and other members of the Fastlane entrepreneurial community.
Fastlane Bookstore
Top