Inspiration

How I killed my ‘I’m not ready’ syndrome overnight

This story happened some years ago.

Back then I wasn’t very happy with my life – chasing deadlines, tired and stressed, living from Friday to Friday; enjoying the occasional breaks when I could sleep longer than 6 hours, read book at home rather than during morning commute and of course dream about all that I was going to do with my life… one day…

…when I had more time

…when I was less tired

…when I had more money

…when I had a better idea

…when I felt ready

…when when when… a word that became my mantra; my excuse;

I was drifting through life dreaming of a day when all the stars aligned and the change would happen.

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How I Spent All Day With A Fugitive

Dominika and I did something a bit unusual this Friday: we spent most of the day with one of our email subscribers – Axel – who lives in Spain.

When he offered to visit us in Malaga, we thought it could be really cool. We didn’t know he’d bring beer, wine and cheese – that made it even cooler ;)

Anyway, he turned out to be an awesome guy and we spent a lot of time talking about his situation, his life and the great business project he is working on.

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The First Pancake Rule

If you’ve ever made pancakes, you know the rule: the first pancake always goes to the bin… Or to an impatient, hungry kid hanging around you. Or to a dog ;-)

I have no idea why, but the first pancake never looks good. It’s never round and it’s either burnt or undone.

The really interesting part is how we react to this weird rule of nature: everybody just kind of accepts that in order to make bunch of perfect pancakes, you need to screw the first one up.

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The Cool Thing About Hating A Job

I know this is definitely not the most appropriate thing to write on a career change blog but I’ll write it anyway:

I used to love my job.

Seriously.

It was a proper corporate job with all the trimmings: nice suit, PowerPoint slides and endless (often useless) important meetings.

When I started it, I was all in. Proud of it. Excited by it.

Yet I ended up hating it.

This rejection was the outcome of a slow and steady transformation process we should all be aware of.

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The #1 Thing New Entrepreneurs Need (But Don’t Usually Have)

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jennifer Blanchard from jenniferblanchard.net.

(Jennifer graduated from Trailblazer back in 2012, and this month she celebrates her 5 years of self-employment – huge milestone! When we asked Jennifer to think about what she could have done better while blazing the trail, she immediately came up with one thing…)

You know when you start a journey and then years down the road look back and think about the beginning? That’s where I’m at right now.

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