The Homeless CEODec 18, 2014
I just moved into an apartment yesterday that I can actually call my home.
For most people that isn’t a big deal but it is for me, because I have over the last 10 years sacrificed comfort for the possibility of creating a successful company. I have literally put every cent I have had into investing in the businesses I have had over the years and in my own improvements as an entrepreneur. Not paying yourself salary for months or years at a time can take it’s toll and for me one of those tolls was that I really haven’t had any real home for the past years. I have rented rooms here and there for a few months at a time and I even slept in a storage space for a few nights because I couldn’t afford anywhere else to live. The closest I have come to having a home was probably a 23 square meter apartment that I lived in for 12 months which at the time was, in my eyes, a real luxury.
Then when I expanded my company into a new country I was actually homeless in two countries since I was traveling between both countries and didn’t always have a place to stay so I spent a lot of time in cheap hotel rooms.
Today I am glad that I did it this way because I have learned so much and appreciate everything I have so much more. You should always fight for what you want to get in life and not let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve it. I probably can’t say that I have become successful yet but I have been able to build up a valuable company, done some investing and I now have a home and I don’t have to worry about not having enough money to survive the week.
Stay connected with news and updates!
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.
Don't worry, your information will not be shared.
We hate SPAM. We will never sell your information, for any reason.