Don't misunderstand me, I am not advocating you resigning at this very moment and ignoring any and all responsibility you currently have. What I meant by 'firing my boss' was making a decision that I no longer would live my life at the whim of someone else's control.
Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.
JJ Fliegelman was a senior at the University of Pennsylvania when he wrote his first-line of code in PennApps. Fast-forward four years later and JJ is the CTO of WayUp, a platform that connects college students with part-time, summer and entry-level job and internship opportunities.
The core team of aCommerce is battle-tested, having built three other startups from the ground and successfully exiting all three, their last one being Ensogo, the daily deals site that got acquired by LivingSocial. I got the opportunity to sit down and go behind the scenes with them.
I recently announced my plans to take my entrepreneurial endeavors full-time and on the road with me as I travel. Essentially, granting me a life of location independence, time freedom, and ultimately, the happiness some people never truly find in the work place.
Everyone always says that the key to creating a successful company and then monetizing on it is to hustle. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. But what exactly does that mean? How do you even get the opportunity to hustle to an investor? How do you approach a major company and try to secure a deal with them?
Don't let anyone tell you your dreams are too big. Some people do not have the vision, they cannot see how your dreams are capable of moving mountains. If your dreams don't scare you they aren't big enough.
Imagine not just the idea, but ask yourself if it is the right time and then make your plan to execute on it. You need the right blend of idea, timing and execution to make a successful idea manifest itself in the world.
'Hustling' was more than just a song and dance in L.A.'s working class neighborhoods. It was also a way of life, and hustling was a term commonly used to describe doing whatever it took to bring in additional income.