Interesting Data Gigs # 18: The wake-up call of 2022
Be crazy enough to pursue your dreams. Perhaps you build a sustainable business in the process
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The wake-up call
2022 has been a wake-up call for me:
Many incredible people have lost their stable jobs, some of them after many years in the same company. So: if you think that you can not lose your job in a blink of an eye, think again my friend.
Global inflation has affected every family on Earth. According to Financial Times, the annual % of consumer price index has increased dramatically in countries like Germany (10.4% in October 2022), the United States (8.3%), United Kingdom (10.1%). So, it’s not pretty.
Some of my friends have lost their homes because they could not afford the monthly mortgage payments, and some of them can’t even pay the most basic bills. The situation is very tough in the U.S: According to a recent survey from LendingTree, nearly half of those who were recently late with a payment say it was a utility bill (46%), followed by a credit card (39%) or cable or internet bill (34%). Women cite utility bills as the main culprit (51%), while men say it’s credit card debt (42%).
Other friends have to take a very uncomfortable decision to let go of amazing employees in their companies because they can't pay them
The current environment is very tough and challenging, but take this time as a wake-up call to:
Build that business you are thinking of building
You will never know if you don’t try. Perhaps you could build something amazing like Alex West (founder and CEO of Cyberleads), Damon Chen (founder of Testimonial.to, seeyafuture.me, embed.so, and supportman.io) or Reilly Chase (founder of Hostifi):
$2M ARR 🔥
I spent $300K to buy back 8% from @calmfund and own 96% of the business now
— Reilly Chase (@_rchase_)
Nov 9, 2022
Start that podcast you want to record
Did you know that Pat Flynn started with a podcast many years ago and has now built a media empire?
Did you know that Jay Clouse redefined his “own version of financial independence”? I truly believe that one of the reasons he started Creative Elements podcast was precisely to learn how creators out there are redefined this term as well for themselves
Start writing that newsletter
Start writing that newsletter you have placed in your head for so many years. Perhaps you could build amazing businesses like , , Nathan Barry (CEO and co-founder of ConvertKit ), , and many other incredible creators did
Pack your expertise in a course of a book
Or perhaps: you could take this unique opportunity here?
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We've launched a new program called "Funded, not Fired" to invest $100k checks into top builders like you.
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— Day One Ventures (@DayOneVC)
Nov 8, 2022
I deeply admire all these people not because they are smarter or wiser than me (Cough, they are :) ), I admire them because they had the courage to go against the waves and pursue their dreams, they had the courage to believe in themselves.
There are tons of opportunities out there to be pursued. You just have to believe in yourself.
I want to finish this post with an amazing video from TD Jakes, where he pushes you to have the courage to pursue your own dreams:
It’s time my friend. It’s time.
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