How Do You Break the Rules?

I had a fascinating conversation with an individual awhile back and they pointed out that my success was because I did things my own way, “breaking the rules,” and took my own path.

They felt I got out of the rat race by ignoring traditional business “rules,” and that others may not be capable of the same path and be able to work from home (or work from anywhere for that matter).

I thought about that for quite some time.

The funny part is, that my successes were obtained not by ignoring the “rules,” but by making sure I knew what they were first.

When I failed at something it was, for the most part, due to taking too many shortcuts. I thought I understood the area I was going into, but I cut corners. Continue reading “How Do You Break the Rules?”