Once upon a time, I sat next to Rupert Murdoch in a meeting about selling the largest printing company in the U.S.—a business I helped grow 100 times over. Back then, I could take a financial statement and clearly visualize how to put the right systems and people in place to make it expand exponentially. It was a simple Rubix cube challenge for me.
I was very successful. The salary was great. The bonuses were fantastic. But I hated having a ceiling on my income and being tied down. I wanted time freedom and to be able to do what I wanted whenever I wanted.