Already at an early age I started thinking about who I would like be in future, and by the time I was 12 I had decided to become a millionaire. I remember planning to study finance management in a place where you can get the best possible education and after that to open a great bank. This did not seem impossible at all. Today, I am far from working in a bank, and the goal of becoming a millionaire has also disappeared in the shadow of the exciting and meaningful life I live now.
I have made quite a few right choices in my life, which, unexpectedly to me, have finally directed me to entrepreneurship. It all started with dreams and decisions. The first decision was to study at the University of Tartu Faculty of Economics. This decision was influenced by my parents, who were patriots of UT and told me that the education given at the University of Tartu was the best education. Currently, I am writing my doctoral thesis and I am closely connected with the university; for example, I have promoted entrepreneurship among our students and tried to spread my belief that in entrepreneurship one can apply all the skills obtained through economics studies.
Actually, on several occasions I did apply for a job in a bank, but did not get any further from the job interviews, as I lacked experience. As a fresh graduate, it seemed to me that all people lived as if running in a squirrel cage and never stopped to understand or find the meaning of life. Yet I wanted to get into the wheel myself and start living in a closed system. Well, life is ironic sometimes. Looking back, I am happy I did not get a job in the bank, because life had something much better in store for me.