Feels like forever since I last posted on my blog. Looking back at my post history, it’s been close to 5 months. Time flies. In the last half year, nothing and everything has changed.
Since my last post, I’ve launched my own company: Crossbill. It’s a software consulting company and boy, am I learning a lot. Not just about technology (it’s never ending and I enjoy learning), but also about how to run a business. A few things I’ve learned so far:
- How to write a proposal
- How to invoice
- How to keep stake holders in the loop (varies on a per client basis)
- How to negotiate (getting better)
- How to pitch and sale (everything is perceived value)
- How to stay positive
- How I’m willing to go out and have people say no to me since that’s what it takes to put food on the table
Some feedback on my business so far:
- My frequent and open communication (verbal and written)
- The quality of work (software, documentation, presentation)
On a completely different tangent, one of my core ethos is: always do the right thing. Treat people right. Yes — it’s a business at the end of the day, and sometimes, feels like I’m short changing myself. But I won’t take advantage of people. Ever. Period.
Hope to come back and post here more often.
I’m Matt Chung. I’m a software engineer, seasoned technology leader, and father currently based in Seattle and London. I love to share what I know. I write about topic developing scalable & fail-safe software running in the AWS cloud, digital organization as a mechanism for unlocking your creativity, and maximizing our full potentials with personal development habits.View all articles