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What I Don’t Miss About Being an Airline Pilot

by Justin Lukasavige on July 30, 2010

It’s 5am as I write this.  I’m no stranger to being up early.  In fact, a few years ago this would have been late for me.  I used to get out of bed around 2:45am when I had a career as an airline pilot.  I did that for seven years before becoming self-employed.  This is a picture of one of the planes I used to fly.

I remember the quietness in the mornings this early and kissing my girls on the cheek as I snuck out of the house, to return after they were back in bed for the night, a few days later.

Today, I’m headed to Charlotte, NC to meet some great friends.  We’re going to exchange some ideas to grow our businesses together.  I’ll be back home before dinner.

I don’t miss those days much.  Now, I’m in control.  It’s what happens when you decided to place the importance on what’s most significant to you in life.

What’s most significant to you?

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I Hate My Desk

by Justin Lukasavige on January 24, 2010

I travel and talk to people all over the place who dislike their desks.  The thought of sitting behind if every day sends a chill down their spines.

Here’s the good news…YOU, and only you can change that.

Many of my clients are taking control and becoming entrepreneurs.  There has never been a better time to go into business for yourself than right now.  If you can work without being managed, it’s easy to get started.

Here’s a simple strategy for self-employment.

If you can make it work on paper, you can make it work in the real world.  Don’t go out and blindly try to make something work.  If you’re afraid of risk, starting your own business is a great idea, unless you don’t have a plan.

You won’t make any money unless you make something happen.

You won’t get better unless you take the time to figure out what works and what doesn’t.  When you figure it out, do some more.

The two most important keys to self-employment success? Implementation and Consistency.

Has this formula worked or not worked for you?


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