“Starting a business is the most liberating act that you can undertake in your life.” ~ Jake Desyllas
What compels an entrepreneur to seek freedom and fulfillment by launching a business?
Creating something people want; defining a purpose and clear vision; learning to sell; measuring and tracking, financing and funding; leading and delegating; focusing on profit, not revenue… while managing uncertainty and staring failure in the face on a daily basis. GULP!
In 2000 Jake founded Intelligent Space, an award-winning consultancy that led innovation in the field of pedestrian movement simulation and analysis. After making almost every mistake in the entrepreneurial handbook of what not to do, Jake figured out how to run a healthy, sustainable and profitable business. In 2010, he sold his business, quit the rat race, and retired early at the age of thirty-eight. (Sigh… I just love happy endings!)
Are you ready to launch a business or perhaps need a jolt of entrepreneurial inspiration and solid advice for your current business? If yes, please click the play button below and watch this episode of the Possibility Partners Show!
Thank you for tuning in – Happy 2015!
Jake Desyllas is the host of The Voluntary Life, a podcast about entrepreneurship, financial independence, and freedom. In 2000, he founded Intelligent Space, an award-winning consultancy that led innovation in the field of pedestrian movement simulation and analysis. In 2010, he sold his business, quit the rat race, and retired early at the age of thirty-eight.
He has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate. He is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship both as an effective personal liberation program that is available to everyone, and as a peaceful method of solving social problems. He is a perpetual traveler, a minimalist, a productivity geek, an avid reader of philosophy and psychology, and a marathon inline skater.