I have been preparing my business for a transition for some time now.
In short, I’ll focus and strengthen those areas of my business that work well and that are compatible with my mission and with my soul.
And I’ll phase out or stop the rest.
In details this means that I’ll focus more on the following:
- I’ll focus more on my DemoRecorder-24×7 product. Which is a screen recorder for mission critical systems. This product is a long term committment. It is on the market since 20 years now. And I am determined to provide long term stability and maintenance for my clients.
- I’ll create a high-level consulting service. Part of my mission is to help people to get answers to seemingly hard problems.
- I’ll work on physical inventions. I already have written down many inventions. Now is the time to bring them to light and reap the harvest
- I have another software product / business in the pipeline. But I keep this secret until the time is right to publicly announce this
This also means that I’ll reduce or stop the following activity:
- I’ll stop the consumer version of DemoRecorder. It doesn’t make sense anymore to offer that. There are free software alternatives. And the market is so small that it does not make any economical sense to try to compete with these free software alternatives on a feature level.
- I’ll stop writing software that I don’t own, i.e., I stop offering a software development service writing software for others. The writing is on the wall since about August this year that I should stop offering this service, even though I am very good at it.
It doesn’t make sense economically anymore given all the other higher-level things going on in my business.
And it also doesn’t make sense personally anymore. I am a creative person with a never ending stream of high quality ideas. It doesn’t make sense to implement other people’s ideas while I cannot keep up with getting my own ideas implemented. And my soul is sending me very intense signals that I should stop implementing other people’s ideas.
Of course I’ll finish existing, active projects writing software for others. Emphasis on “active”.
(I might even take small projects from time to time from customers that have treated me with respect, are calm and trustworthy and do not exert time pressure.)
For customers who want to reactivate projects that they have suspended or stopped prematurely: I can offer my high-level consulting service to get you going with other developers, if needed.