Born in France ; Living in the U.K. | Naive Technologist ; Forever in Beta

(prononce TeeBow)

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It’s certainly not easy to start a career. Ever. Being a dropout, or even having attended (and possibly graduated from) Higher Education, there’s is such a gap between the student life and the work life. It’s not easy to adapt, and the transition is much more different than any change you can have, whether cultural, financial, or having to deal with a relationship with someone else.

Remember when your wise friend’s and relatives were advising you to look for an area, an industry, or domain that you love for your professional career? I was lucky enough to have this chance, this choice, and to know where I wanted to go (at least a rather vague idea…) Interestingly enough, it’s once again an advice that you realize is true after enough time has passed. Like a lot of decisions in life, you can connect the dots once the decision was taken.

So being here in San Francisco, leaving the office at 9pm, I realize how important of is to try to look for this unconditional love for what I do and want to do. Love, or doubtless belief in a company, a project or a product. Because when you are lucky enough to find this element, you won’t realize how late you’re staying up to work. Lunch, or dinner, will pass by without you noticing anything. And you will put so much of yourself in the current situation that days, weeks, months, and if you’re lucky enough, years will fly by. I am not worried about finding myself in this position, I’m always optimistic towards the future, and pretty confident that I will somehow find what I’m looking for. I just hope to find it very soon. But I hope that, unlike relationships, I get to find this while looking for it, not when I feel like stopping, or giving up…

I’m very interested in your path, what about You, reader, have you find this passion driving you on a daily basis? Or are you finding yourself stuck in the middle of a difficult position? Or a transition phase? No matter what happens, I would strongly advise you to watch/listen to the following speech, and reflect upon it and this article too…