Profile overview for ThunderMittens.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

2 submissions to circlejerk

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to ama

This user has so far shared a total of 0 links, started a total of 4 discussions and submitted a total of 36 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 1 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 23 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

I am the founder and CEO of a multimillion dollar company and I hate my job. AMA., submitted: 7/11/2015 12:49:40 AM, 40 points (+41|-1)

WE Did It Reddit! Ellen Pao stepping in as intermam CEO of VOAT!, submitted: 7/11/2015 12:30:14 AM, 3 points (+5|-2)

What are your 3 biggest fears?, submitted: 7/11/2015 12:38:07 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

It's time we got FUCK back on the front page!, submitted: 7/11/2015 12:45:10 AM, -1 points (+2|-3)

5 lowest rated submissions:

It's time we got FUCK back on the front page!, submitted: 7/11/2015 12:45:10 AM, -1 points (+2|-3)

What are your 3 biggest fears?, submitted: 7/11/2015 12:38:07 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

WE Did It Reddit! Ellen Pao stepping in as intermam CEO of VOAT!, submitted: 7/11/2015 12:30:14 AM, 3 points (+5|-2)

I am the founder and CEO of a multimillion dollar company and I hate my job. AMA., submitted: 7/11/2015 12:49:40 AM, 40 points (+41|-1)

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3 highest rated comments:

I am the founder and CEO of a multimillion dollar company and I hate my job. AMA. submitted by ThunderMittens to ama

ThunderMittens 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago

At first it was because I resented the work. I used to work with lots of people that were smarter than me and I helped solve impossible problems for large organizations. One of the shocks of having your own business is how menial much of the work is. But the real reason is something I have just come to realize. I have always been a person who enjoyed my life. I exchanged that for wanting to be financially successful. I got a whiff, smelt the aroma of success, and it smelled good. I chased it, and when I did, I stopped chasing the things that made me happy.

The result? I no longer enjoy the little things in life, I am always thinking about the company, I have found a new friend called anxiety. And I now also a part of an exclusive business group that has many members far more successful than me, the first thing I noticed was how screwed up everyone was, and I mean everyone.

At the same time, I beat myself up, I have something that people would kill for, and I detest it. A friend I confided in a few weeks ago said it best. He said, "You are in the wrong place".

I am the founder and CEO of a multimillion dollar company and I hate my job. AMA. submitted by ThunderMittens to ama

ThunderMittens 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago

If that was the case my AMA would have said, "I am the CEO of a multimillion dollar company, and it hates me".

I am the founder and CEO of a multimillion dollar company and I hate my job. AMA. submitted by ThunderMittens to ama

ThunderMittens 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago

Everyone says, "Do what you love". They are correct, but the problem is, they don't tell you how. This is what I have learned. Find your purpose, whatever it is. Also, define the vision of what you want your life to be. Most successful people that are happy (the minority) do purposeful work.

Another plus is to define a vision for your life. Where do you want to be in 10-20-50 years. There is an amazing and painful exercise that can help you there. Write the eulogy that your children, not even born yet, are going to read at your funeral. What will come out of that experience is an amazing amount of reflection, tears, and a better idea of who you are and what your vision is. A vision can change, but once you have one, everything you do supports that vision or hurts it.

For example my vision is that on my 80th birthday, I am in a warm room with all of my family and grandchildren (I have none now). There is snow outside, there is a fire in the fireplace. We are comfortable, we are safe, the room is filled with love. - So what do I need to do to support that vision. I need to eat healthy, make sure I raise my family with love etc. Those are insanely powerful exercises that I don't know if I could appreciate in high school, but if you can, they will help you greatly.

3 lowest rated comments:

What does /v/politics thinks of Donald Trump as a purported front runner for the Republican Nomination? submitted by PoliticalScientist to politics

ThunderMittens 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I just an interesting article that compares the leadership of the world in terms of pedigree vs experience. I will try and find it, but like most similar articles that compare the two, the results typically slant towards experience. If the airline you are flying on takes a nose dive, do you want the insanely well trained rookie pilot at the controls, the guy that got all A's in every class, or do you want the veteran pilot who was trained by the Marines with 10,000 hours of flight time including military experience flying planes at extreme angles?

Account Deleted By User submitted by Collokey to MeanwhileOnReddit

ThunderMittens 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I love many things about reddit, but at the end of the day, it has to make money, and not just to pay for itself, but its revenue has to grow. The irony is, users make places like reddit and Voat what they are, but we own neither. In fact, we take advantage of their free services to gain something for ourselves as individuals or collectively. As the usership grows, the pressure to generate more revenue grows and more and more limits are placed on the company to gain wider and wider acceptance in the public market. Finally the users become fed up and go somewhere else. This is the lifecycle of social media companies and it will happen here too. Even for those who claim it won't, money changes everything.

I am the founder and CEO of a multimillion dollar company and I hate my job. AMA. submitted by ThunderMittens to ama

ThunderMittens 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

sure I can do that, but for obvious reasons I need to hide my identity, pick a year and I can provide a shot of the taxes - still can't give you the company name though. If you can think of something better, I am game, but I must protect my identity as well as the identity of the company.