… and proud of it.
I did everything I was supposed to do. I went to college and worked my way up the ladder. Here’s the data:
Age 16: Hamburger Shop - $12,480/yr
Age 17: Hoagie Shop - $15,600/yr
Age 18: Eyeglasses Lab - $18,720/yr
College: $100,000 in loans for a BA in Graphic Design
Age 19: Magazine Racks - $20,800/yr
Age 20: Warehouse Worker - $23,400/yr
Age 21: Laid off. Company loses biggest contract. Graduate College. Job Search.
Age 22: Eyeglass Lab Supervisor - $26,000/yr
Age 23: Graphic Designer - $29,000/yr
Age 25: Web Designer - $35,000/yr
Age 28: Internet Specialist - $45,000/yr
Age 29: Quit and move to San Diego
Age 30: Web Developer - $60,000/yr
Age 32: Webmaster - $80,000/yr
Age 33: Start my own side business
Age 34: Creative Director - $100,000/yr
Age 35: Fired for spending too much time on the side business. Become Full Time Business Owner. Have to pay myself. Salary cut 60%. Business has a new burden and bleeds money.
Age 37: Still growing. Automating. Planning. No turning back.
Age 38: Travel. Location Independent. Passive Income. Partnerships. New Businesses. Remote Work.