- To take one French class a day. Self-study class.
- My MVP award came with a N1,070,000 Visual Studio premium subscription with MSDN benefit, and other numerous non-purchasable benefits. I'm getting for free all I need to learn, practice, build, and deploy Windows Store and Windows Phone Apps. I will be making good use of this. Hopefully, by year end, I'll be very good at making Windows Phone apps.
- I have also begun online courses at www.codecademy.com . I'm going to be one of the best web app developers in Nigeria.
- Microsoft has included me in an Excel MVP mailing list. I get daily mails of things I'm not authorized to blog about. Some of those things are like rocket science to me. I plan to learn about them, and be a well-rounded Excel guru.
- I've gone online to read about how to max out the benefits that come with being a Microsoft MVP. I get a free slot at a yearly technical conference in US. I get free services/products from a lot of technical online companies. I get to participate in special mentorship programs and act as an industry expert in local Microsoft organized events. I plan to explore all these.
- Then I need to stay alive. Make a living. I will have to do some weekly marketing. I'm focusing on providing corporate Excel trainings, build custom Excel applications for businesses and one-on-one intensive trainings for power Excel users. Any job request that falls outside of these, I'll reject (already being rejecting a couple already, despite not having any work/project at hand). I plan to be laser focused. Even if it means lost revenue.
- Finally, I'll be going for more networking events, Tech meetups and relevant conferences (the free and almost free ones). But I'll be avoiding some of the Venture Capital events. I won't be needing external funds. I'll rather borrow from a bank than get a VC funding. I'm not getting myself another boss, even if it comes in the form of a Board. I don't ever want to report to anyone again in my life. Or waste time on unproductive administrative work.
Looks Like I'll be Busier Than When I had a Job
posted by Michael Olafusi , on ,
I know these all sound unrealistic, but my mind is made up and the only thing that can change it is starvation. That's why I made sure I have enough cash till year end. I'm building a lifestyle business. A business that fits into my lifestyle, not one that I have to change my lifestyle for.