“The kid that made that deserves that Maybach.”
– Kanye West, Spaceship
Today’s my last day of working for someone else. As of four o’clock this afternoon I’ll be free indefinitely. I’m pretty excited.
A year and a half ago I had no idea how to make money online. I’d bought a lot of books on the subject, but they only gave abstract theories on what to do. “Make a product and sell it” isn’t exactly a specific plan of action.
At the time it wasn’t that big of a deal though. Most of my free time was spent goofing off with my friends anyway. Making money off my own ideas was just something I day dreamed about. I’d get started on it, some day.
At the time I was coasting through college, doing all my assignments at the last possible second, winging everything. I didn’t really like school, but I didn’t know what else to do. From what I had been told, people who didn’t get degrees were probably all losers who spent the rest of their days shoveling coal and digging ditches. With my English degree the world would be my oyster. There would be plenty of lucrative coffee shops to work in, or inner-city schools to instruct at.
Earlier this year I had an epiphany. I was driving home late one Saturday night when I decided that I wanted more out of life. As much fun as I had doing nothing, partying, and watching Netflix; my life wasn’t really all that special. I didn’t have a real goal, or any useful skills.
Over the next few months I made some changes. I decided to spend every week night from Monday to Wednesday at home working. There’s nothing fun going on a Tuesday evening anyway, so I wasn’t missing out on much. I cut out all my lazy friends. As much fun as playing video games or hanging out with them was, they didn’t add anything of value. Lastly, I started waking up an hour earlier than I used to. While it doesn’t sound like much, having an extra hour a day is actually incredibly useful. It’s given me a lot more time to get things done and it’s earned me a lot of extra money.
While I’m done with having a job, I’m not done working. I plan on taking Saturday off to celebrate, after that it’s back to the grind.