Solopreneur Secrets is born

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything worthwhile. With two not-best-selling books behind me (Helpdesk Habits & MSP Secrets Revealed) – I have taken a break and it now feels like the right time to start writing again but in a different format this time.

It’s time to launch Solopreneur Secrets. Something I’ve been planning for a while and something which has been burning inside me for even longer.

I’ve been wanting to share … wanting to help others … wanting to “shortcut experience” for would be solopreneurs both older and younger than me.

The world is upside at the moment (Feb 2021) and so many people are looking for alternative sources of income … to launch a side project … to take control of their lives a little. Employment doesn’t necessarily allow you to do that.

Self-employment does.

It’s not easy. It can be emotional. There are many ups and many downs. It’s scary, however it’s incredibly rewarding when you get it right, get consistent and have a plan and a vision.

Solopreneur Secrets will be a whole series of essays, tips, advice and videos to help you do what you want to do. It might be a little random along the way, but it’ll be fun.

I’ve been an Entrepreneur / Solopreneur since 2002, when I founded my first design agency, Twist Media.

Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to exit two businesses, sell another, have meetings at Facebook HQ, create content in Melbourne, speak at conferences in Las Vegas, be the proud owner of a YouTube video with 4 million views and I currently split my time between the IT and fitness worlds. It’s a heady mix.

It’s been one heck of a ride and a few days ago marked my 10,000th day in business.

It’s therefore time to start getting down on virtual paper, some of the things I’ve learnt along the way.

I don’t live in a gold castle. I don’t have rocket and battery companies. I do however have a very nice life.

My life is balanced. I tend not to get stressed and my family and I don’t want for anything. I see too many people shooting for the stars … aiming to be billionaires, when actually generating several thousands of pounds or dollars, under your own terms each year might actually be all you need at the moment to really appreciate life.

Whatever situation you’re in and wherever you’re heading – I hope you enjoy the ride and I hope I can help a little.