Rohan Gunatillake’s self funded family business makes Buddify, the third of the trio of leading mindfulness apps alongside Calm and Headspace. Of course, running a small business isn’t stress free. And the app space certainly isn’t stress free. Work is still work.
There is a common idea that if you make your passion your career, then everything magically lines up, angelic choirs break into song and every moment of your work day becomes a thing of joy. As someone who has turned a passion project which I started as a sideline and evolved it into a small company and my full-time job, I’m sorry to break the news that work is still work. Pushing emails around is still pushing emails around, Skype calls still suck and convincing your broadband provider that yes we’ve tried turning it off and on again but it’s still broken is just as frustrating as it has ever been.
As somebody who has chased passion as a job and is totally willing to do it again, there‘s a lot in this article I can relate to.