Back in 2015, I was in my first year of business school, I struggled. Not so much with the work load, rather with the ability to maintain my focus. Give me a challenge and I will execute with precision and work until it's done, yet I didn't have an ounce of passion or drive to complete my studies. It just wasn't for me. A year into my studies, I first heard about bitcoin. After extensive research on the underlying technology I was thoroughly intrigued both as a future technology and investment platform. I dropped out of school to pursue a business venture - to create an app that functions as a diversified crypto portfolio, automatically managed by trading algorithms (think Acorns for cryptocurrency). My idea was to fuel the fire of the explosive nature or crypto and bring it to the masses through an easily attainable and accessible app that does the guess work for you. I spent the remainder of my student loan money and the next year of my life developing this, just to find that large institutional investors wouldn't touch crypto with a 10 foot pole, and the amount of capital required to do this right was beyond my reach. Wrong timing perhaps? This venture failed, so with no money left for college I had to figure something out quickly. I got my real estate license and started to sell real estate. I was successful at this. I was making a good living but wasnt fulfilled, I needed more. I made a list of every client I've sold a house for, or to, and ordered them by most expensive property to least. I started at the top of the list calling each one to ask what they do for a living and if there is an opportunity for me at their company. A short ways down the list, a very sweet older woman who I sold a beautiful home to a year prior told me of an opening at her company which she thought I would thrive in. It's a company in the finance sector relating to loans, debt, and investing. I was highly underqualified with no degree, yet she took a chance on me. Within a few months I was a leading salesman bringing in 6 figures. I've been at this job now for just over a year. I am currently 22, sitting at my desk today still feeling unfulfilled. It's never been about the money for me, it's more about making an impact in the world and doing something meaningful with my time. I am unsure where to go from here.
I have this inner flame that is pushing me towards leaving, because I thrive under pressure. If faced with true pressure I will figure out my next step and do so well. I am becoming comfortable at this job and that scares me tremendously. I don't want to let the next few years pass by in a blur with nothing to show for it but numbers in a bank account. I need more.
Any advice from those who are older, wiser, and have learned from their mistakes, I am grateful for any advice you have to offer.
1. Never write emails or posts that long. Always write the topic at the top of the email or post.
2. No one wants to read what you write. People have made millions not writing words, eg advertising
3. Don’t use fancy words. Don’t write long sentences.
4. Correct your grammar mistakes.