As I sit here on my birthday, sipping my coffee and listening to the gentle hum of the world around me, I find myself reflecting on the journey that has brought me to this moment in my late 20s.
Last year has been chaotic as hell. Full of crazy experiences.
I never thought I’d be running a construction business alongside my software company, but life has a way of surprising us.
I’d like to share with you how juggling these two very different ventures has shaped my understanding of people and life in general.
Starting a software company over a decade ago was an accidental dream come true for me. It was exhilarating to take ideas and turn them into something tangible that could make a difference in people’s lives.
As a tech-savvy individual, I was comfortable navigating the world of coding and development, but little did I know that life had another twist in store for me: the world of construction.
The decision to delve into the construction business was not an easy one. I had my reservations, but I was intrigued by the challenge it presented.
Managing a software business had taught me valuable lessons about time management, teamwork, and perseverance, but the construction business introduced me to a whole new set of skills, both technical and interpersonal.
One of the most enlightening aspects of running a construction company has been the opportunity to interact with people from various walks of life.
Unlike the software industry, where interactions often take place remotely and in virtual spaces, construction involves a great deal of face-to-face communication.
I’ve had the chance to connect with clients, suppliers, and workers from different backgrounds, each with their own unique stories and perspectives. These interactions have opened my eyes to the diverse tapestry of human experiences, and the importance of empathy and understanding in our daily lives.
Managing both businesses has also taught me the value of adaptability. In the ever-evolving world of software, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Similarly, in the construction industry, no two projects are the same, and each presents its own set of challenges. Juggling these two ventures has forced me to be more flexible in my approach, embracing change and finding creative solutions to problems.
Another lesson I’ve learned from this dual experience is the importance of balance. Running two businesses can be overwhelming, and it’s essential to strike a balance between work and personal life.
I’ve realized that taking time for myself, whether it’s pursuing a hobby, spending time with loved ones, or simply enjoying a quiet moment of reflection, is just as important as focusing on my professional goals.
As I approach my late 20s, I’m grateful for the unexpected turns my life has taken. The combination of my software and construction businesses has given me a unique perspective on life and the people who inhabit our world. It has taught me the value of adaptability, empathy, and balance, and has made me a better person and leader.
In conclusion, as I sit here on my birthday, I can’t help but be excited for what lies ahead. I know that life will continue to throw me curveballs, but I feel prepared to face them head-on, armed with the lessons I’ve learned thus far.
I’m eager to continue growing, learning, and embracing the unexpected twists and turns that make life such an incredible journey.