When I woke up from a wonderful night of dreams in the morning on my last day of London. It was a truly great experience to be in London again. I said goodbye to the lovely staff at my home in London, The St. Christoper’s Inn‘s Hammersmith Hostel after breakfast and headed to The Victoria Station on the London Underground. There I took the Teravision bus to the Stanstead airport. And on the bus, we had a truly interasting journey-long conversation with the driver Tomek from Poland.
At first, before we started talking, there was this impression of another “poor” Polish guy is making a hard living in the UK. When infact this guy is a very successful person. It’s amazing, the guy is married to a doctor of economics back in Poland, they have a 2,5 year old daughter and they own a lot of properties around Warsaw and Poland. Her sister owns a company in Spain called Made In Poland.
We really enjoyed sharing ideas of our entrepreneurship’s spirits. And he said something very interesting, which really captured my attention.
He said: “It’s easy to make it in a start up business in London. There is 10 million people with relatively good money standard. All you need to do is find up a way, for every one of them to pay you just one pound a month and you’re a rich man.”
But doing another business from the start up in the framework this country is offering would be just like the story of a guy, who walks down the ally at night. He gets beaten and his wallet stolen. The second night, the same guy walks the same alley from work, gets his wallet stolen and beaten. The third night, same story.
Do you think on the fourth night the guy is going to go from work in the same ally? Well he might, but this time with a gun or some bodyguards . . . or just simply choosing a different alley fells the best choice for me.
I have the same risks if I start my business in Slovenia or in London . . . Still there is nothing to lose, a statment: “I will either enjoy getting what I want, from this decision; Or I will enjoy learning what I need to get what I want, or better” seems to work the best when starting new things. It’s a gain for sure frame of mind.
Moreover in London there is a potential market of 10 million people in one developed global city with magnificent start up business framework. And comparing this to a central European post-communist country with a lot of systematical issues, bribery and black economy and 2 million potential market. . . I think, there is nothing more to think about, really.
And I just love to be in the city of London. People from around the globe meet in this one place. . . And leaving it after just 5 days felt a bit strange.
The Mighty Triglav, Julian Alps, Slovenia
We landed in Slovenia and I must admit, I have some relay pleasant feelings of cosines in my body. It is a beautiful country. Truly magnificent. I am able to experience these feeling more because I know already I am leaving to Portugal in a little more than 2 months. If I knew I would be staying here for an unknown unlimited period of time . . . I would feel like landing in one prison. Everything here is so very limited and complicated. It’s not about the people. I love some of the people here and my close family. But just the whole of the things is just made perfect for one normal life . . .I fell like Bob Marley says in his song Talking Blues: “Your feet are just too big for your shoes”
So now all I need to do . . . is find my self a bigger shoe 😉
And just visit this place for its beauty and people once a year or so . . .