In 2012, I interrupted an ascending career in Brazil to experiment and, specially, live & learn a new culture and new methods of working at Hyper Island in Stockholm, Sweden. Definitely, the most intense experience I had in my entire life. A life-changing journey that was supposed to open the doors of the world and make life moves forward as I wanted. But for a very stupid reason, it got me stuck in thoughts and action for a long time.
You see, visa processes are tough. But it gets tougher when you can’t see a different option from the one you saw in the first place. After my program was finished, I had a contract proposal with an agency in Berlin, Germany. But even that contract wasn’t enough for me to get the work visa. So I had to stay in Brazil. Different Skype interviews with different companies in different countries later, same result: “what about visa?”. You know the answer.
In an era which seems that we can hack everything, from tech systems, to life aspects and also business models, there is one topic with no solution yet: hacking time.