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Dec 29, 2018 11:43:32

Birthday boy talks about 2019, Q1 & resolutions.

by @flowen PATRON | 263 words | 🐣 | 44πŸ’Œ

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Nobody's getting any younger here, 35 today πŸ€ͺπŸ₯³

Around my 30th I had a burnout. Since then I took work a bit slower. I wanted to see the world, I wanted to do things in my way. Not let the corporates or system or whoever dictate the tempo. Take it plan-plan (slow in Bahasa, I love these words), enjoy life and feel grounded again.

But lately, I've been thinking slowly more about the future. It just happened naturally, but also include whiny parents talking about settling πŸ˜‚ 

I posted a thread on Reddit asking questions about FIRE. And a seasoned entrepreneur (20+ years) gave me some solid advice: think about the future now. Think about investing in the future and your pension. Save money for when you don't want to work anymore as so many entrepreneurs forget about this.

Also, the older you get, the less energy you have. The harder it will be to maintain a good pace and focus. Children or other obstacles πŸ˜‚ will make this a lot harder.

So after 4-5 years of taking it plan-plan, for 2019 I've decided to pick things up a notch. I want to stop wallowing in the 'find my passion' thing and focus on making profits. I want to learn how to network and sell. Make it a priority for business. I want to work more together with others and expand my network among developers, designers, copywriters, makers, doers, my kind of people.


- Focus on my product in Gatsby.
- Do a project together with Sander (dev).
- Reach out to businesses and potential clients.
- A detox weekend


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    @flowen happy birthday! This post resonated too for me. Turning 40 next year. Top goal is to make profit a priority next year and earn my first MRR dollar, and do less client work. Would love to read more about your Q1 as it unfolds.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 30, 2018 15:27:49
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      @jasonleow oh just saw this. thanks man! I'm not necesarily into MRR, as in, a maker. But rather orient perhaps on creating an agency to create (custom) products/sites/apps

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Jan 05, 2019 14:17:52
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    Happy, Happy Day!

    Mark Armstrong avatar Mark Armstrong | Dec 29, 2018 14:53:14
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      @RealNegotiator thank sir!

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 29, 2018 20:46:09
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    @flowen Happy Birthday then! :) And best of luck for the year to come. Let me know if I can help

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 29, 2018 12:13:42
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      @basilesamel thanks man, we'll be in contact for sure ✌?

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 29, 2018 20:46:02
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