While in Chicago we stopped off to talk with Saya Hillman, who requested a stop. She worked in the non profit space for four years before venturing out on her own. When she was let go from her job, she sat back and made a list of all the things she wished she could do that would make her money. Saya has moved forward on many of those initial ideas and made them a reality in her current business. Saya openly says that she will never work for a boss again and she credits this thinking to a few things, one being the idea that traditional work environments expect you to be fully creative and efficient Monday through Friday during the hours of 9am and 5pm. If you are feeling more creative on a Friday evening that is just not acceptable.
Saya advices entrepreneurs to make a list of your ‘Ideal Utopia’, but cautions that this list will not come try in its entirety. The list is an exercise to categorize and envision your ideal world.