How it went
When 23 years ago I became a student a second time, to learn how to create software, I never thought I soon would be so obsessed with the idea to launch a software business… just several years after I decided to create my very first own software product.
The reality beat me: it turned out it’s not enough just to create a product - it should be a product that somebody would need.
The second time I learned it’s not enough to create a product that somebody would need - I also had to show and convince people that they would get some profit from using it…
Then I found a brighter idea and the circle started again, and then over and over again… without any results because every time I found a reason to give up and start something new.
Several times I felt absolutely burned out, took long breaks and worked as a regular software developer. I also gave up the programming completely trying some art projects and even made some money - just to realize that SD was always my main passion.
I read a lot of good books but never applied my knowledge (because I thought my story is too unique).
I met great people but never tried to do something so well as they did (because I thought they are much better than me therefore I just couldn't use their experience).
Finally, I felt so tired and desperately started thinking I’m not able to make my dream truth… until one moment when I realized clearly what I was doing wrong. The next step was to create a plan, and the third step is to start implementing the plan (spoiler: I'm still working on the plan).
Why the hell and what to do
One of the things I did wrong was the fact I always tried to be in the comfort zone. For me, it meant to be shy, silent, alone - quietly writing the code until I realized nobody needed it… to overcome this specific problem I decided to step out and and start thinking and reflecting in public… what is a big step for me as a true introvert.
That is why I started my new blog. I’m going to write about what I’m doing, why, and what is the result. I will try to be transparent to the maximum and will share my new knowledge, experience, and insights.
From the very first post of my blog, you will know: