Presentation on theme: "Do it like you’re 40 years in the future!. Not what I meant!"— Presentation transcript:
Do it like you’re 40 years in the future!
Not what I meant!
This talk is about Decisions
Not what I meant! Life after college ?
Not what I meant! Job? Where? Portugal? Big Corp? International? Startup? PhD? Independence? Freelance? Money? Responsibility? Make a difference? Ambition? Family? Save the world? Am I normal? Good life? Confort? F***! What will I do?
‘Who I am’ is a (very) complex and ever changing equation. But, in the end, it’s mostly what we do (or don’t do), our decisions
This is me, trying to make a decision
How to untangle the spaghetti?
Hear others, decide for yourself #1
Follow your heart, always be better #2
It’s always possible to change (don’t be a coherency corpse) #3
Do it like you’re 40 years in the future #4
More simply, if spaghetti then always ask yourself: If I was x+40 years from now, what would I like to have decided (and done) now?
Well, that’s pretty much it. Simple, eh?
Not what I meant! ISTAEISTNovabaseColaboreNovabaseWishareitFuture And now, for something completely different, a Tale of Decisions and Personal Lessons in 6 steps (no, not the AA 6 steps) n
1. Which college should I attend?
Not what I meant! Search for ‘space’ and opportunities and use them! My personal lesson#4
2. Run for office, yes or no? And the studies?
Not what I meant! Put yourself on the line and try to make a difference My personal lesson#2
3. 1 st job, where to?
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Not what I meant! Be yourself, not a tie My personal lesson#4
4. Let’s startup?!
Not what I meant! Take risks, learn to loose My personal lesson#4
5. Startup blown away, which way?
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to what ? Should I stay or should I go?
Not what I meant! 1.You are your worst enemy 2.Differentiate 3.Don’t jail yourself My personal lessons#5
6. 35, 2 kids, family, good ‘job’. Startup again?
Not what I meant!
1.Don’t assume you know it 2.Don’t just get old, get young too 3.It’s not for all :) My personal lessons#6
7. Will you still need me when I’m 64? Future?
Not what I meant!In a Nutshell Decisions are spaghetti Hear others, decide for yourself Follow your heart, always be better It’s always possible to change Do it like you’re 40 years in the future