In the last few years, I’ve had quite the journey. AdKeeper, shot for the stars, and fell on the moon. I worked with some fantastic folks there, and did quite well – but alas, they pivoted, and it was time to move on. I don’t believe I’ve been fully, professionally, “happy” since those days.
I’ve done some hopping around, I suppose you could say: I’ve been doing some professional soul searching, looking for the next big thing. I’ve had a few short stints with some various companies, and found myself in The Big Apple working for a company called TargetSpot.
I thought I would have been with TargetSpot longer, as, it was a really fantastic group of people, though, general unhappy life circumstances ( loved and lost would be an understatement ) shifted me another direction. As of April this year, I’ve taken a dive back to my roots in startup.
I now consult for startups spread across the U.S. and globe. To date this year, I’ve now worked with clients in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Western Maryland, California, and couple in the UK. You do a lot in startups…
I’ve dedicated myself to helping entrepreneurs kick off new ideas through research, building version 1 products, maintaining existing projects, and have also kicked off some of my own ideas that are now slowly growing with small amounts of customers.
These are exciting times!
I’ve traveled over 15,000 miles this year, for various reasons, much of the process has been in the vein of building multiple technology businesses. Most of these are in the earliest of stages, and, for the time being, I will not list them – but I am quite excited about all the projects I get to be part of as a consulting engineer and co-founder to many.
In my professional soul searching, I’ve also done some personal soul searching. As, you can see… this was largely about “what makes me happiest”. A few of the many phrasings I’ve picked up along the way, shared here:
- “You want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” – Unknown
- “Money comes, money goes” – A friend
- “It looks as if you are trying to climb out of hell on a wooden ladder…” – A friend
- “Religion is for those who don’t want to go to hell, Spirituality is for those who have already been there” – Someone
And likely the most important thing I’ve learned about myself is that my intuition always seems to know. So I add this:
- “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” – Steve Jobs
and leave you with this…
“The world needs less workers dreaming, and more dreamers working” –
Startup. Get some.