This year I officially started a new chapter in my work life after giving a successful conclusion to the 7-year period where I founded and ran Toky and I want this blog post to serve as a bookmark and clear separation of what was and what is to come in my entrepreneurial life. I’m intentionally being blurry here because of “reasons”, but I can assure you we are all happy with the outcome.
While running Toky, I made many right decisions but plenty of wrong ones too, and in that process, I found my true self, what I like and what I dislike, and for the foreseeable future, I intend to minimize to the most of my possibilities those things that I now know I don’t enjoy at all.
For example, I love being a builder and having control over what I work on. I love technical challenges and making products that provide value to people. I also confirmed that I prefer working with business use-cases rather than with consumers because of how unpredictable we can be as individuals.
I certainly don’t love it when the output of my work does not (up) scale proportionally with the input. I’m a naturally self-motivated person and coding, or working on a product in general, rarely feels like work to me so I tend to put many hours into what other people may qualify as work, so in exchange, I would like to receive the proceeds of that extra effort in the form of positive impact in the world.
I’m grateful for the position I am in. I’m still young and full of energy and I want to positively influence the lives of the people I get to work with by using the freedom I have today to do something useful.