From the perspective of pretty much anyone who knows me personally or follows my social media profiles, the whole entrepreneurial thing has worked out pretty damn well for me. I lead a pretty the lavish existence; when I'm not working my own hours from a comfy home office or a gourmet coffee shop I have a super active social, dating and nightlife. I've already spent 60 days this year traveling and adventuring abroad and am planning another trip soon. No silver spoon here, this lifestyle is financed by my marketing and web development firm.
I'm part of a generation which increasingly believes that everyone should and can be an entrepreneur, that it's as easy as reading a book, as coming up with a good idea, buying a domain name and heading down to your bank to form an LLC. Maybe I'm a just a really crappy entrepreneur but I actually think it's way, way more difficult than that. This blog will make the case that one of the most important steps to being an entrepreneur is to get a real challenging job and working real hard.
Here is the brief, yet colorful history of my pre-entrepreneurial job experience. (I promise this isn't just an exercise in narcissism, there's a lot of useful lessons in here).
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