I suck. I really do.
I've failed at almost everything I've ever done. I've been a horrible boyfriend more often than I'd like to admit. I've been a bad friend to almost all of my friends. I've never been a loyal employee either. Or a good entrepreneur.
None of the websites and businesses I've started over the past seven years succeeded. None of the books I wrote in the past four years ever made it on the bestseller list.
In case you ever wondered what happens to those folks who follow all of this new age-y self help, follow your passion and live your dreams BS and don't turn into a massive success, I'm your guy.
I'm the guy who has done it all and did not succeed. At least not in the traditional sense of the word success. Today I see myself as a human guinea pig for everything that's out there. To figure out what works and what doesn't.
I didn't build a multi million dollar company even though I launched and shutdown probably 20 or so small websites and small businesses. Some of them made some money. Some of them didn't.
I don't own a huge house or an apartment. As a matter of fact I never even bought any furniture in my entire life. I just move from place to place. I've pretty much lived out of a backpack for the past 7 years. I've lived in various places in Germany, the US, Thailand, China and all sorts of other places all over South East Asia. I'm usually on the road 8-10 months a year. With a simple carry on bag. The only valuable thing I have with me is my $300 laptop and my passport.
I'm not a successful writer either. Even though this book right here might already be my ninth or tenth book.None of them ever landed on any important best seller lists. I don't make any passive income with my books. A lot of people even hate my books. Here's what someone had to say about one of my last books: “Books like this are the reason why no one respects self publishing.”
I've also written and published 900 blog posts since I started my blog back in 2013. This is already #902. And none of these 902 blog posts went viral. I didn't lose hope yet. Maybe #902 will go viral. Who knows?
I'm the guy who followed his dreams. The guy who put in the work. The guy who hustled hard. The guy who gets up early in the morning to start the day early and stops working super late at night. And I've not done it for just for a few months. But for many years.
I'm the guy who has done all of the things that all of these self help books, all of these YouTube hustle videos and all of these life coaches tell you to do. The things most of these people haven't even done themselves.
I'm the guy who didn't just talk about all of this stuff. I'm the guy who actually did all of this stuff. The guy who also walked the talk. And not just talked the talk. Still, I didn't become a massive overnight success. But I learned a lot. About myself. The people around me. And the world we live in.
Even though I've failed at pretty much everything I ever did, I somehow managed to succeed.
And sometimes when I think about it, I'm even a bit surprised. And I don't really understand how I managed to pull it all off. Sometimes I don't really understand how I managed to succeed even though I've failed at almost everything. I don't understand how I managed to build the life that I'm now living. It's not your traditional life that's for sure. It's a very different life. An alternative life. A controversial life. A life with many ups and downs.
So I'm writing this book mostly for myself. To better understand what has happened in my life over the past few years. How I managed to get to where I am right now. Wherever that might be...
Through all of the things I've done and experimented with over the years, through all of the ups and downs and by going from one failure to the next I've somehow managed to build a life that I now have 100% control over. Now don't get me wrong. It wasn't easy. And probably never will be.
I'm now free to live and work wherever I want to. All I need is internet access. I don't have a boss anymore. Or clients. I don't have to show up to meetings anymore that I don't want to go to. As a matter of fact I didn't even go to a single business meeting this year. Or last year.
But again, I'm not a millionaire.
Or a mega successful author.
Or your uber influencer.
I'm mostly just trying to be myself.
This is the story about all the things I've learned over the past few years while going from one failure to the next.
This is the story about how I failed at almost everything but somehow managed to succeed.
This is the story about how I succeeded through losing.
This is my story...
P.S. This was the first part of my new book that I'll release in 30 days. You can now pre-order it for "pay-as-much-as-you-want today! I'll be selling it for $10 on Amazon when it's done. So feel free to pay what you think is appropriate. You can pre-order the book here: https://gumroad.com/l/XHyRD