August 19, 2020

How to focus on your dream despite having a 9-5 job!

Sharath Kuruganty

A lot of people don't know that I have a full-time PM job and think I'm a full-time founder/maker. In the last 5yrs, I hustled around and found some ways to work on things I love. Here are some which might help you:

  1. Be an early riser: Make a habit of waking early in the morning. I wake up at 5AM to work on my side projects and it truly makes a difference. You have all the time you need, like literally 4hrs before you 9-5 kicks in. Trust me, you will become most productive than ever.

  2. Connect with the community virtually or physically after your work hours: Nobody is going to stop you after your work hours. You basically have a choice to binge Netflix or meet with fellow makers. Choose the later and start building leverage by building community.

  3. Work on evenings or weekends: Plan in a way that you can focus on shipping side projects on weekends. You have time to research, tinker and experiment. I'm not saying sacrifice your personal life but at the same time think about the choices you make. Hard choice easy life.

If you are like me who is hustling to make it happen, you have my deepest respect ?? I would love to know what you are doing in your life!

I strongly believe whining doesn’t take you anywhere. Action does.

Hope this helps you to take action. Share this with a friend or someone who needs to see this. Thanks for reading ??

PS: If you have any questions, you can reach out to me on twitter here: @5harath