Do you ever feel like a snapping?
We all have that moment. Do or die. Fight or flight. A moment that we remember forever. Some even call this an epiphany. We all see “the light” and decide to make some serious changes in life. This could apply to dating, weight loss, confidence, and anything else for that matter.
Have you ever just grabbed life by the balls and demanded more?
Today I wanted to share my story.
It was November 7th, 2008. It was also a Friday night. I was surprisingly not out at a bar at the time. I didn’t have any homework. It was a slow evening. On this particular evening I was upset that I didn’t have a shift at work. All of my co-workers were given a shift, except for me. I was stuck at home. I had nothing to do. I wasn’t making any money. I hated it.
I was feeling sorry for myself. I was upset that I didn’t have a shift to work. I was mad that my check was going to be smaller. I was upset with my supervisor for not scheduling me. I was blaming the world for my problems.
Then I started to think about those financial articles that I had been writing. A few months prior to this date, I had started writing articles in MS Word in hopes of one day starting my own personal finance site or some sort financial advice service.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with these articles. I just started writing. I reached out to other bloggers in the field and I was shocked to find out that they were actually making money doing this. I wanted to get in on this. I just didn’t know what to do next.
I had more excuses.
On that evening I realized that I had an excuse for everything. I blamed my lack of technical expertise for why I didn’t have my own blog up and running. I blamed my supervisor for not giving me a shift. I should’ve just blamed my neighbor for my hairstyle.
I decided that it was time to take control of my life.
What did I do to grab life by the balls?
I finally launched that site I had been dying to get out there. I went on Dough Roller, read a post on how to start an online business and I launched. I found the first theme that I could, set it up, spent my money on hosting, and launched Studenomics to the world.
I thought the name was clever and the theme was even better. It turns out one of those was right. The theme sucked! The blog wasn’t the greatest. I had no clue of what to do. I was lost.
I was just happy to have finally launched my own blog where I could help others and take control of my own life.
How has launching Studenomics changed my life?
Studenomics exposed me to a world I never knew had existed before. I just came back from #fincon12 in Denver where I met some of the brightest minds in the field (and damn fun party-goers).
I’ve been featured in media. I was on Fox Business News, I’ve been featured in the NY Times, and I’ve made all sorts of connections.
On top of everything else, I was able to complete college and go straight into work for myself. How could you go wrong?
On that evening in November of 2008, I grabbed life by the balls by throwing the excuses away and getting my blog out there.
I have now published over 700 articles and am enjoying every moment of my “on-the-job” training!
When will you grab life by the balls?