I've just been reading an article on business startups by Brendon Sinclair. He shows three examples of success that I found interesting as a comparison to how we think of success. Everyone has a different opinion.
In his examples:
The first guy runs his own internet business, works when he feels like (averages an hour a day), takes time off whenever he likes, lives in a modest two-bed place, has enough to buy a beer whenever he wants.
The second runs a multi-million dollar business, works hard but enjoys it and drives a Porsche, stars in his own TV ads, etc.
The third is Brendon himself, he works 8:30-12, goes to the gym and then a cafe most days.
Which would you call successful?
The reason I'm interested is because I want to become number one, I want to lounge about but still make enough money to live, and I also want to make enough money so that, if I wanted, I would never have to work again.
But that's two goals, surely?
Well, yes, but I'm a complex person. So I'm aiming for them one at a time. This year I'm aiming to start and run enough small internet ventures to allow me to give up my unrelated, boring, sou-destroying day job. That's my plan. I state it because I want to make it solid and so that I can drive towards it (another of Brendon's tips incidently).
Oh, and if anyone has any ideas, let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org