Recently I was talking to a technology entrepreneur and we got to talking about why we do the things we do and what drives us. He offered up an approach that really resonated with me by dividing things into goals based on four chapters of what he wanted to do with his life.
Here are example goals representing four chapters of life from a tech entrepreneur whereby each chapter is approximately a decade long:
- Chapter 1 – Learn the Startup World
The goal is to join a startup that becomes very successful and run a team or department in it.
- Chapter 2 – Start a Startup
The goal is to start and run a successful technology company that goes public or has a big exit.
- Chapter 3 – Help Entrepreneurs
The goal is to be a super angel investor and help in multiple successful businesses as an investor.
- Chapter 4 – Philanthropy
The goal is to use the wealth generated in the previous chapters to give back to the local community and region.
Creating value and giving back makes sense — I hope he’s wildly successful.
What else? What do you think about these four chapters of life from a tech entrepreneur?