Its a lot of immensely overwhelming, well everything.. to take in at first, but you will be happy vs be someone who is middle aged and stuck with their whole life revolving around SELLING an item, through traditional aka obsolete trained standards and practice to whatever they or you may consider "your potential clientele" or target demographic.
utilize what we have in 2016, I'm too tired to write anything else, but yeah, for fucks sake its an exciting time in that way and you are smart enough, that at least if you are going to sell software that someone else developed and is living extraordinarily through this ability to write the most valuable/increasingly in demand programming/dev languages today - you are literally, well, close to having a different level of power, in terms of what you do, who you work for, who works for you - and most importantly:
Ultimately making sure you LOVE or at least LIKE , what you truly do , obviously it usually takes us a while to get there, and yet, I can say that if you aren't at least looking PAST and ABOVE the concept of "selling software to _____ so that you can take home a % of the sales which is going to be bullshit" (no disrespect its just how it is feel me) , and so I mean, why not affiliate market yourself then without them? or on the side?
Another thing - software is pretty much obsolete in terms of physical software though but I'm sure u clearly know this
Use the completely amazing and yet available and that I use all the time and I don't even have a job , like yours or whatever - Im still figuring my stuff out but , no doubt, the analytical ability to take in mass quantities of data, and accurately not waste your time and energy but ALREADY know , to the degree that is currently possible using available complex algorithms that you can use in conjunction with amazing communities such as GitHub, and whatnot to really achieve and customize anything: Even predicting up to 85-90% or so the NEXT (whatever ur periods of sales, clients, trends are categorized into..) but yeah, its stunning but sadly not even that new; being able to now predict with accuracy, because data combined with the developers out there who can build systems to control and manipulate this data for such things as....... figuring out exactly how to and how to most effectively and efficiently without even doing most of any "traditional" work yourself, and yet selling 800%+ of what you normally would...
With sales create people under you, and I would again, not look in the software market - because well, its a mix of creativity, numbers, ADHD, networking and finding the right other people that you can not only trust but CLICK with, and this will happen and then you can be 30 and be extremely comfortable, if you are going to stick with sales to the education sector, consumer, proconsular, whatever it may be... but sorry I've been up for a long time, speaking of consulting bullshit I'm trying to get up to Retallbak, BC and ski... for a while, and I have a lot of catching up to do with money.
Anyways probably a bunch of ranting but I do really have a great deal of wealth of knowledge about the more interesting ( I think) or the ONLY interesting components, concepts, expanding ideas to use other existing bits of technology that is already reaching well, everyone, and , along with the new - as catalysts, carefully , and well if that doesn't work... there's always black-hat tactics, whIch I find no personal ethical problem with and its actually kind of fun..
anyways C, ur a solid kid and I'm sure ur doing well and I just would not say boston is the best place necessarily for you or what you are doing from literally skimming all that in a lightscecond but you'll do well regardless, again, just remember what is the most important thing and try and keep an out-for yourself or side pathway growing , even while working at company X , where you can know you are progressively , like any passion or project, figuring out a means to better yourself , that is also exciting and something that eventually can not only potentially sustain you and your family with more than enough wealth to dissipate any barriers of "economic limits" - which I think is the whole point , otherwise i hate money....
I just don't know how i would deal with shti if I got too much older, haha I am sonly 26 still , but nonetheless, Ive had a lot of sidetracking and I should of already been entirely 100% set, in terms of my finances for my life.
There are multiple ways of looking at things, and some cannot see it the way I do and the way I have grown up around a lot of amazing , and incredibly humbling people , even my dad included , and actually that entire side of my family - which everyone has found their niche and how to love what they do, but also... well... become exceedingly wealthy at it.
And hey, if u have a kid anytime in the next 5-10 years, or whatever don't you want to be able to offer them, well, everything? Especially that you didn't have?
Myself, I believe in being able to see the world, and at burden of cost, at all... and do all the most meaningful, sickest and dopest things, perhaps even eventually help others in a non-bullshit , egotistical way... but the point is that if anyone in general still thinks the means to life is through a paycheck, and putting in your hours.. Im talking in the bigger picture - not a couple years in your 20s, or even longer.
Like i said for myself, its taking me quite a while to figure out what my golden ticket is, and I've been extremely close , but then i realized that it was chasing something i wasn't in love with and just my theories and concepts i came up with in a year where i also... made myself super unhealthy, to say the least, and started to lose my happiness.
Sooooo yeah, sorry for the rant again, hopefully we can sesh again sometime . Ironic how boston is getting all this snow now that Ive been away , huh?