I’ve now graduated from the University of Texas:
Investment Vehicle Creator = Phrase I made up because I don’t like the word entrepreneur.
I will be celebrating New Year’s in Miami, FL., then return to Austin to begin my IVC adventure/career. It’s now fully up to me whether or not I succeed.
I live in a wonderful city, have roughly $30,000 in the bank, a college degree, a large arsenal of experience, a good business network, two forms of transportation, a loving family, I’m fully insured, have low monthly costs, multiple forms of reliable income, several large projects in the works and an insatiable appetite for productivity.
2006 will either be a wonderful year towards my success or a dismal failure.
The trick will simply be working hard and working smart. I’ve heard time and time again from successful people that simply outworking the other guy will get you ahead.
I can no longer say I am busy with school, meaning I have one less excuse for procrastination and unproductivity.
Upcoming Problems & Changes:
—In 2006 I will no longer have time constraints or the structured schedule that school imposes. I will have to self discipline myself to wake up earlier, work harder and properly manage my time.
“If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.”
–William Feather (Stolen from TheKirkReport)
—Another change I didn’t anticipate was the change in my business card. I generally carry at least 3 of these on me at all times. The first order of change is creating a new email address. I was also thinking of putting an odd slogan on the card under my name such as “It rhymes with Devil,” as it helps clarify the pronunciation of my name and stands out at the same time. I’m not sure if that’s clever or just cheesy.
—Another challenge will be meeting new people. In a quest to continually expand my network of people, I now must more actively put myself in situations where I can meet new people. The college environment forces people to interact, but once taken out of that environment, the rules change. For the first time in my life I am out of school, so this should be interesting.