Would you like to BE EMPLOYED for the rest of your life doing work you love every day? Thank you for giving me that gift which I hope to return to you here in my first online course exploring deep inside how I made the transition from being an unhappy employee to doing the creative work I love every day for you! This is a simple class designed to hold your hand as we walk together in leaving the world of hunting for jobs we dread going to behind and enter a new world of being employed doing what we love.
The first step requires a deep INVENTORY in learning exactly what our skills are now, what they have been in the past, and what they could be in the future. Next, we look to our RELATIONSHIPS to guarantee us employment for life as we ask favors and build depth in what we give to our friends and family. Then, we take a leap of faith in doing the work to be DISCOVERED instead of hunting down potential employers and clients to pay us. We see how the cycle of hunting for jobs limits our ability to reach our true potential and we explore new methods of taking the same energy we used to stay on the hunt to instead attract potential employers directly to us. Finally, we combine all of what we have learned into a new understanding and practice daily of what it means to be employed in service of our fellow human beings. For money, we trust that when we do the best we can, we will have ENOUGH to continue making our BEST contribution on a daily basis while being HAPPIER than we ever imagined.
Together we end the class in gratitude for time spent giving our gifts to each other and go forward with courage in making the better world our hearts know is possible using our mind as a sharply focused tool for crafting the unique artwork we contribute!
Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoy the class!
In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.
In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.
In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.
In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.