Giorgio Ruscigno, Mobile Engineer & leader, bread baker, self-employed
I’ve been working many years in tech consulting business, building teams and enterprise solutions, then left, founded a startup, failed, and continuing the journey.
Lesson 1: do not allow yourself to become “the king of nothing”
I learned a lot in the tech consulting business, in 2012 crossed the ocean (from Europe to US) to start a new business in Chicago for the company I was working for. But then I realized that I was going in a direction that would give me nothing but money and frustration. I was becoming “the king of nothing”; so I left. Founded a startup and failed, but I am reborn, learned more and more from that moment on, especially not to fear the change and the unknown. Staying forever the same, that’s what scares me.
Lesson 2: express your creativity in many ways
Changing one big thing in your life, will eventually trigger the change in many others. I rediscovered interests that I knew I had, but I thought I was too busy to cultivate. And this, eventually, makes you find interesting spaces and opportunities at the intersection of your true interests, which is what makes you unique.
Lesson 3: don’t be afraid to pay the price
Change comes at a price. The bigger the change, the higher the price. Don’t be afraid of that. Rely on your loved ones, and do what you are doing for them, not only for yourself. This will ease the process and make it an incredible experience.