1 year ago today I was fired from my day job and today is my fireversary. At the time I got fired, I was very upset like most people understandably are, but if I could have looked forward one year to today I couldn’t be more happy with how things turned out. Yes, as cliche as it sounds, after 1 year of being force-ably self employed I can easily say it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Why Getting Fired Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me:
I’ve explained how I got fired in some previous posts and I even gave my advice on how to quit your day job the right way (instead of just getting fired and being flung into a sink or swim environment like I did), but I want to tell you why it was the best thing that ever happened to me:
1. Setting your own schedule is just as amazing as everyone says it is:
Working for yourself can be difficult, but there is nothing more satisfying than saying Halo: Reach is coming out tomorrow so I’m not going to work today and then proceeding to play throughout the entire day. It’s even better if you combine sending out text messages to your friends saying how great the game is and what they’re missing (just kidding I’m not that mean).
2. My income earning potential is completely uncapped:
What people see on this blog is only a small portion of my business and I’m working on projects that have huge potential using the skills I’ve learned over the years of just working as hard as I can every day after coming home from an 8 hour work day. In fact, I set a goal to earn $150k in 2010 and I still might do it (a lot of my income comes from the holiday season). It’s important to remember that this target is coming off of earning “only” $60k in a high stress sales job. For those interested on how I did it, here is how I used a video game (Halo) to start my business online.
3. I get to teach people how to do the same thing I did:
If you don’t want to run your own business and be your own boss that’s fine with me, but I hope you’re here because you’d really like to make an extra $1,000+ a month. I love getting emails from people that are grateful for the information I’ve given away freely or via my paid product Niche Profit Course. I have a friend that I finally convinced to make his first website and in just a couple month’s time he was making $100 a month with it. Now that he’s finally seen the potential first hand he’s really going after it now and in the process of doing several more websites as well. I think one of the hardest things is to just plain do something instead of reading about it.
How Am I Celebrating My Fireversary?
I’m in Las Vegas at the Blog World Expo and I’m celebrating by finally getting out of the office and taking the opportunity to see other people “living the dream” and to meet others who are on their way to do the same. As I said before, I think the best thing you can do is to start doing and stop reading (well you should keep reading what I have to say of course though).
To Your Success!
Chris “thehalogod” Guthrie
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