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Stop Working for the Man

stapler-guy.jpgHere’s an idea. Go out to dinner with a good friend and come up with ideas for web sites and web applications. I did just that last night, and we have some really great ideas that we didn’t have the day before. We don’t know if any of them will turn into anything, but you never know.

Make a goal to have all of your basic living costs paid for by residual (repeat) income. I did that a few years ago. I’m not there yet, but I will be, and by 2007 if I make my goal.

Set a date and write it down. What do you need to achieve that? Stop working for the man and put your brain to use. Find a way to meet all of your monetary needs and with something that earns money over and over again. You can do it! There are 8,760 hours in a year. Use just a few of them today and plan your escape.

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  1. Planning the escape is a lot of fun. Me and my business partner used to meet a coffee shop at 6:00 in the morning before going to our office jobs and brainstorm on business ideas. Ahh, those were the days.

  2. The ideas are the easy part, it is the implementation that is difficult, especially when your idea extends beyond your own area of expertise and instead requires a whole other area which you must branch out and learn. The time it takes to learn becomes too much and ideas diminish. If I had the amount of time it would take to build the next great thing (as I envision it), I would definitely “stop working for the man.” Great post!

  3. Ummm yeahhh your going to have to come in on Sundaaaayyy.

    Did you get the memo on the coversheet for the TPS reports.

  4. The important thing is to keep moving it forward when the initial idea has been out there awhile. Breaking your idea down into pieces and moving it forward, with two people on it you could work double time. Having a set deadline and feature set for 1.0 makes your idea move forward as well.

  5. Somehow that is just easier said than done. I’m thinking of new ideas every day, but I’m also sorting them – some just need to much work, some is just to unrealistic and some just ain’t good enough.

    But as it seems like you have found some great ideas, you’re welcome to get in touch if you want some help in any way 🙂

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