Start and grow a business
Wake up and see the world
Welcome to the StartupTakeoff, the business and travel blog run by two ordinary guys who are dissatisfied with the modern status quo. We’ve discard the traditional career model and crafted our own. Who know’s whats in store for us, but along this journey we’ve created StartupTakeoff, a blog, podcast, and resource for anybody interested in embarking along a similar path. We pour our hearts and souls into what we do, and our hope is you find something valuable while your here.
The world is changing – and we’ve recognized that some longstanding public assumptions are being challenged, in particular:
One skill for a career
With the incredible pace of technology its a certainty that one skill is unlikely to lead to a secure and rewarding career. Increased competition, changes in the marketplace, changes in technology – professional development is a certainty of the 21st century and to keep pace employees can no longer rest on their laurels and surf a single wave through their careers. For entrepreneurs the risk is ten-fold. Learning multiple skills and learning them quickly becomes an imperative. But as it is, rapid change also brings on a time of unprecedented opportunity for those who can learn to capitalize the situation.
One place to call home
Globalization, decreasing costs of travel, and larger social networks all equate to one thing – lives lived internationally. A jet set lifestyle is available to the layperson and never in human history has this been the case. No longer do we inhabit one city for a lifetime and merely dip our toes into the world a timid two weeks at a time.
This is the New Way of Living
The idea of one career, a static social circle, and one place to call home all appeal to human aversions to uncertainty. Embrace the new life that includes a diverse career, international social terrains, and lifetime of exploring the world – this new philosophy of living makes the best of our unique time in human history. Embracing this view can be a little scary, it requires you to step up to challenge and self-start; it requires you to lean into your fears – not run from them, and most of all it requires you to open your mind to a world of knowledge and experiences. There’s a greater responsibility placed on those who want the most out of life and it can be a little scary – but don’t you agree its worth it?
Just Two Ordinary Guys
We’re just two ordinary guys from Canada getting our hustle on and carving out a new life. We’ve created this blog to share our story and inspire others to do the same.