The equation below describes me very well...
At 2007, in my 2nd year senior high school,
I submitted this business proposal to a competition held by ministry.
but focus on teaching money-generating skills,
distributed by VCD/DVD.
Remember, YouTube wasn't even a thing back then.
(I didn't win, in case you wondering.)
So no surprise, at 2016, I created a YouTube video series
on how to live as happy as children.
My first advice: be logistically secured—or financially independent as the adult called it.
(I pause the video update. Because I want to make some passive assets,
so that I give real examples on the following episode.)
Not only in individual level,
human as a group is also facinated me.
In 2014, I launched a pet project called Wikikandidat.
The goal is to reduce political cost like campaign, lobbying, etc.
By providing a student-guarded wiki of election nominees.
(We got 25.928 users at legislative election—not much at other election.)
I really really want to help humanity.
I think about them all the time.
"But how do you feed yourself?
Those takes time & none of those generate money.
While you're not an employee."
Yeah. You're right. Luckily, I have some career capitals:
agile software development training & consultancy.
For now, my training & consulting career cross-fund my projects.
And I know: that's bad.
I haven't sold my startup &
become a millionaire like Elon Musk.
But it won't be long. Because now, I combine
my career capital, my audiences,
& my drive to uplift humanity, to one product:
Remember my Udemy-like idea in 2007?
I'm creating just like that, but focus on agile software development skills.
I tested the demand by selling it on Scrum conference.
Just with the prototype of the product. Got 6 buyers.
Building this stuff means I don't murder
my career capital—and recent cashflow.
It even strenghtens it!
So, wish me luck...! :)