There we are! After two weeks of indirect negotiation and waiting, I'm glad to be able to start working tomorrow morning in a new hospital. More details later. Nighty night!
A great quote, often repeated by John Lee Dumas on his Entrepreneur On Fire podcast:
FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Success
I just love this nugget of wisdom, at about 1:30 before the end of the episode, when John Lee Dumas asks Brian Tracy about his parting peace of guidance:
Get going and keep going, and learn from every mistake, throw it over your shoulder.
The one character of successful people is that they never fail, they simply have learning experiences.
That last quote is not strictly from Brian, as he mentions he got that from "a study". But as far as I'm concerned, I'll remember that as being his...
A quick note to recommend episode 152 of the Radical Personal Finance podcast on Measuring Your Biggest Asset: The Lifetime Value Of Your Income, in which Joshua Sheats invites us to consider the expected value of your life’s income, to realize that we're already rich.
The three primary levers to push are:
- The higher your starting income, the better.
- The higher the annual increase, the better.
- The more years of income, the better.
Read the show notes or listen to the episode for more details.
While reading through the Ampersand.js documentation, I came upon this page which just clicked with me.
This year was no exception: FOSDEM 2015 was just as fun as previous years.
I did have a car issue (gear stick not responsive) when arriving at the Janson parking on Saturday, which meant missing talks until about noon, but the issue was fixed promptly by the ANWB/Touring, which was a relief. I didn't have a working SIM card in my phone, but thanks to Stappers who lended me a spare one, I was able to get in touch with the ANWB and get this solved promptly.
There we are, we're open for business. In fact, I should say businesses:
- Zorg Piloot: my consultancy company to help hospitals with their implementation, support and development of HL7 interfaces, and other Electronic Medical Record (EMR) related topics.
- Mental Martial Arts: my coaching company to get professionals rid of most of their stress realted to personal organization. My techniques are freely adapted from Getting Things Done, Total Workday Control and Pomodoro Technique.
I did the paperwork last Thursday, and started the week with a number of administrative tasks:
- getting a new cellphone number
- opening a bank account
- taking care of the various insurance and retirement administrative steps
- discussing various topics with my accountant
- buying a new computer
- reserving the domain names and putting up quick "Coming Soon" placeholders
- opening up Twitter (1, 2) and LinkedIn (3, 4) accounts
- setting up mailing lists with MailChimp
- looking for a possible flexible workplace outside of home
There obviously much left to do, but I'm happy of these first few days. To be continued!
These are my notes from the book by Dan Norris, The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch.
Check out wpcurve.com/the-7-day-startup for many of the worksheets and exercises.
These are my notes from the book by Jake Desyllas, Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner.
Starting a business is the most liberating act that you can undertake in your life.