I am a Corporate America dropout
… 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: New Job. Hamburger Shop - $12,480/yr
Age 17: New Job. Hoagie Shop - $15,600/yr
Age 18: New Job. Eyeglasses Lab - $18,720/yr
** Went to College
Age 19: New Job. Magazine Racks - $20,800/yr
Age 20: New Job. Warehouse Worker - $23,400/yr
Age 21: Laid off. Company loses biggest contract. Graduate College. Job Search.
Age 22: Back to old Job. Eyeglass Lab Supervisor - $26,000/yr
Age 23: New Job. Graphic Designer - $29,000/yr
Age 25: Promoted. Web Designer - $35,000/yr
Age 28: Promoted. Internet Specialist - $45,000/yr
Age 29: Quit and move to San Diego for a new job
Age 30: New Job. Web Developer - $60,000/yr
Age 32: Promoted. Webmaster - $80,000/yr
Age 33: Start my own side business
Age 34: Promoted. Creative Director - $100,000/yr
** Got Married
Age 35: Fired for spending too much time on the side business. Become Full Time Business Owner. Have to pay myself. My Salary cut 60%. Business has a new burden and bleeds money. Open a store front in San Diego and have events.
** COVID 19
Age 37: Automated Shipping. New Manufacturing. Closed the shop with plans to travel, save money, cut overhead. Location Independence aka Remote Worker. Create New Partnerships. Start New Businesses.
Age 38: Sell 90% of belongings and finalize all plans.
Age 39: Travel and work remotely. Work from Hotels, AirBnB's, Coffee Shops, etc. Visited Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.