As a kid I never knew what to say. I was always a bit self-conscious. I felt like what I had to say was pointless, irrelevant, and boring. So I didn’t say anything.
I kept my mouth shut and was always the quiet kid. This attitude followed me through high school and even extended into my college life.
We are all like this
In my opinion, most of us millennials are like this. We don’t want to stir things up. We have become accustom to letting the adults handle everything while we sit on the sidelines.
But now it’s our turn. We’re out in the world. We are finishing school. Starting jobs. And changing the way the world operates.
I was lost
When I graduated from college a little over two years ago, I felt like everything was over. I was prepared to go into the black hole known as work.
I just finished majoring in accounting, which I wasn’t really thrilled about. I chose that major because it was the safe path. It’s a stable career. But it also has its downsides. Like it’s not very exciting. At all.
So when I started work I was really depressed. I hated my job. And I was worried that I would become like everyone else. That I would just go to work, come home, watch TV, then go to bed and wake up the next day and do it all over again.
Not only that, but I was studying for the CPA exam after work every day. I had no free time and no direction for what I wanted to do next in my life. Life had lost all purpose.
Sometimes I look back a see how stupid I was
Just because college was over and I was working didn’t mean it was all over. However, at the time I thought it was.
But like most people my age, I was blowing things way out of proportion. I made a decision to recommit myself.
In high school I had some thoughts about entrepreneurship. I knew a few people’s parents who had owned businesses and I was drawn to the idea. But I never really thought I was cut out for it. Once I started work, I knew I wanted to become an entrepreneur. I wanted to be my own boss.
So I committed myself to learning how to be an entrepreneur. I’m still not an entrepreneur today, but I have learned so much in the past two years. I feel like a completely different person today than I was back then.
I committed to change
I committed to learning as much as I could about, not only becoming an entrepreneur, but also about becoming better person. I read a ton of nonfiction books.
I first started reading books related to entrepreneurship and making money. Then I started a personal finance blog, since this is an area that I was extremely interested in. I self-published 5 books on Amazon. I was (and still am) so driven on generating income on the side. While my side income hasn’t grown, I have.
What’s the point of this blog?
The reason I am starting this blog is because I want to get away from personal finance. I’ve hit a plateau with that blog. Not only that, but I have so many other ideas not related to personal finance that I want to write about. But I don’t think that is the appropriate place for those posts.
Truthfully, I am a little burned out with the personal finance niche. I am still busting my ass trying to reach financial freedom. But I need to talk less and do more if I hope to reach that goal. Currently I am exploring an ecommerce business, but that’s not relevant right now.
A place to express myself without holding back
This blog will be a place for me to express my thoughts. I am constantly reading and listening to podcast interviews of some of the most fascinating people on earth. As a result, I have so many thoughts of my own that I want to put out there into the world.
Truth is, I really enjoy writing even though it brings me stress at times. But I need to get my thoughts out into the world. I can’t contain it anymore! I’ve been sharing these thoughts with my girlfriend and family, but I want to share them with you now!
That’s why I’m here
I want to talk about lifestyle design. I want to talk about getting everything you want out of life. Most importantly, I want to talk about living a life you love and loving the life you live.
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