How I Built a Mildly Successful Six-Figure Business in 14 Years

The following is an interactive timeline of my “journey” as an “entrepreneur” and how I “built” a “six-figure business” from “scratch.”

It only took me 14 years and 9 failures. But since this is the internet, it was an “overnight success.”

And it all started with my first venture: starting a rock band!

My goal from the beginning was to make at least $100,000 a year. Okay, that’s not true — I wanted to be a rich and famous rock star.

Instead, I built a pool website. I still wish it didn’t take 14 fucking years though!

But it did. And every step was important. If I didn’t go through them, I might have blown all my money on a mansion in Florida in 2008.

Instead, I bought a modest condo in New Jersey in 2008. And I still got screwed.

I got fired, laid off, and collected unemployment. I’m glad it all happened. Without those moments, I wouldn’t be where I am today — in my home office in Boulder writing about becoming mildly successful.

I have no regrets. I fucked up and fought my way through. And the best moment was when my mom stopped asking me when I was going to get a “real job.”

I love you!