If you do too many things, you do it wrong – Emanuele Nicolella | #FuckupNights Bali

If you do too many things, you do it wrong – Emanuele Nicolella | #FuckupNights Bali


[Music] [Applause] – okay they told me not the same front of this slide I’m not in front of the thing okay I’m fine am i fine okay great all right I’m here to talk about my fuckup and it’s great because I don’t know basically any of you so so it’s great to start with the wrong foot okay so because you guys don’t know me we have to go a little bit back in time and hopefully this will work yes I always wanted to do that and a little see a little bit back in time when it was a kid that’s exactly what I wanted that’s right okay so it was a very cute kid and I kept being cute but also I was a very artistic kid and I’ve always wanted to be an artist or a painter and this is abandoning me okay an artist and a painter and in Italy what happens when you when you turn 13 you have to pick what you’re gonna do for the rest of your life so I I basically picked I went to my mom and I said mom I want to be an artist and I’m gonna do the Art Academy my mom was you know she’s Italian and she reacted like I slaughtered my own family and stuff so it that was off the table and my dad’s in IT and I was pretty good at math so I’m like yeah let’s do the second-best thing and I studied writing instead which has nothing to do with out so I graduated I did all that I could do it but and you know I thought it was really cool it would have been really cool even if that’s why my mom didn’t want me to go to the art place because that’s how people look like so they they do it in they redo and so I thought it would have been really cool so I I thought it would have become you know one of the anonymous and a super cool hacker and it would have been super nice and instead my days were kind of looking like that which not know it’s not my cup of tea so anyway I put my stuff together said I can’t do this for the rest of my life and I put together a portfolio what I could do and I landed my first job as a designer so now you have a little bit of background about me these two paths like coders a hacker whatever and designer and making things look pretty not beautiful pretty and and yes so let’s first of all when I moved to the land on Nanda it’s it’s a real father and yeah but my mom thought when I was moving down and anyway so I because I had these two things and it was a new start for me I said okay let’s develop website and I could take care of things because I could design it could do the branding I could do the design the experience the coding was great so I put my my thing together created my own branding and I said this is nice I have my own business I thought sorry and I was taking care of everything and I thought you know what all that I need to do is to get more and more projects and I’ll be fine loaded by the time I’m 30 I’m 30 not not quite happened but yeah that that really didn’t take what didn’t really go the way I was expecting I was taking more and more work because I thought that that was the way to go and I could grow my company that way and I was I was thinking you know being a designer meant having this kind of computer mine was looking like this and it was really looking like this and I ended up managing 20 30 projects at the time on the same day and you know obviously when you’re doing too many things you do them all wrong and you know just imagine that my average day was getting up in front of this thing and cropping price to talking to the client the mom calling from Italy because she always calls she calls me a lot and you know the girlfriend at the time which is not my current one which is my fiancee so let’s not talk about her yeah so she was you know she was there though and you know everything was pretty much too intense for me and I couldn’t really really manage it but I thought I could and you know because it was a designer designers tend to be pricks and I was a prick because I felt ah no one’s gonna design as good as I do so I can’t really outsource anything anyone’s gonna code as fast as I do it so I cover you do anything so I was doing everything and you know it didn’t really work and clients were getting angry because they were waiting longer and longer times for products that were getting shittier and shittier I didn’t say shit fuck at night so I was you know I was doing pretty bad and I was feeling really depressed and I had a creative block I didn’t want to do anything anymore my love life went to crap and yeah the only thing stable was the phone calls for my mom but that but you know she was worried as well she went to fly to Australia take me out but yeah there was really sad and what I what it was it was because I just didn’t want to trust anyone I just thought that the real thing was me and like dudes here so you know get over it and what did I do I put my shit together and what did I do stop being a prick so I thought that I could outsource some stuff that they would there’s people that are good out there I fight me and my job and these people they are better than me and I I started to trust people and at the end of the day it was funny because as soon as I started to trust people like are great and then I was always up there bump as we said so basically I was paying them but then I was over their shoulder just to tell them what to do all the time which is basically useless so I stopped that and I really started to put everything together and guess what the company became a company a real one like a real proper one with a proper logo the clicks not working okay didn’t work no back to depression well okay so it doesn’t like me but that’s the next project that is going to come in three minutes no and well the company started grow and you know six and seven figures clients are starting to pour in and they were happy with the job because they were waiting reasonable times to get good work and and yeah and I had time to do my own stuff and now I can talk about her because I found a new girlfriend which is that one and we’re getting married so we have time for a love life and a social life I moved to Bali which is a tropical island in paradise I have one minute left and I have time to travel and especially and I can focus on my own project and my own passion this is one of her it’s the famous thing that Steve was saying that is super complicated I I tried to say it so business want to go to the cloud they need something we use WordPress done so that’s all we do but we we just basically help people to get into the IT because we kind of all need it and and while this started to happen it started to happen because they just trusted people so in Italy and also in in English in Italian and in English it’s the same company itself the world the word this means to be with someone so if you find the right team I found the right team I found the right someone’s and if you trust them enough for me and what it told me is that that is the only way to the top thank you you

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