Are you ready yet?

When I handed my notice in at my office job it made no sense; the smart thing would have been to wait until some time next year when conditions were better, when I had saved money.

I freaked out the people closest to me and gave those I was working with a bit of a shock.

I have chosen to make things hard for myself; to live in uncertainty and I am in very good company.
I don’t claim that one day I will be a billionaire or have over 400 companies but I am doing what I love and am doing it long before I am ready.

You can read the full article, but here is the part where Richard Branson talks about the very first flight he ever arranged. It was spontaneous and gives a glimpse into how he lives his life.

“I was in my late 20s, so I had a business, but nobody knew who I was at the time. I was headed to the Virgin Islands and I had a very pretty girl waiting for me, so I was, um, determined to get there on time.

At the airport, my final flight to the Virgin Islands was cancelled because of maintenance or something. It was the last flight out that night. I thought, “this is ridiculous,” so I went and chartered a private airplane to take me to the Virgin Islands, which I did not have the money to do.

Then, I picked up a small blackboard, wrote “Virgin Airlines: $29” on it, and went over to the group of people who had been on the flight that was cancelled. I sold tickets for the rest of the seats on the plane, used their money to pay for the chartered plane, and we all went to the Virgin Islands that night.”



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