2nd half of my final school year the talks in class switched from who’s the hottest couple in school to post-graduation plans.
My classmates became obsessed with figuring out where they’re headed next.
My best friend, Igor Genin (yep, another Igor), decided to continue his electronics studies.
99% of my friends shared his vision.
I wasn’t surprised.
After all, they’ve been groomed for this their entire lives.
Study hard, get a good steady job, get promoted to senion manager, buy a car, have a kid, work 8 hours a day 5 days a week the next 40 years and retire when you’re 67.
And I hated it.
The idea of a normal life seemed stupid.
I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life dreading my job slowly dying inside.
I wanted to do something I love.
And get paid lavishly for my time.
So I could work a lot… all the time… and feel like I’m living it up.
The one thing I loved and was always great at was the internet. I loved the idea of earning from my laptop and I was determined to find out how to do it. The idea seemed so great, in fact, I decided to share it with the one person who’s opinion I cared about most – my buddy Igor.
Unfortunately, he didn’t agree with me.
Just like many “drifters” I used to hang out with, Igor thought I was crazy. He said I wanted to have my pie and eat it too and that there were no magic buttons in life.
I told him he was wrong.
And that I’m going to prove it by making my first million online before he graduates college.
He brushed it off as if I didn’t know what I was talking about.
And that it was just a matter of time before I give up on my dream.
Fortunately for me, I made it.
Unfortunately for Igor, he made it too… he’s a mid-level manager in some crappy high-tech corporation.
Just like he wanted to be.
He’s miserable, however, because he knows I make more in a month than he makes in 3 years.
We haven’t spoke since I shared my success with him 5 years ago.
Last I checked on Facebook, he’s still living pretty normal life… and is still going to school after work!
Nothing about success is “normal”
If you’d like to live an extraordinary life, get ready to put in extraordinary effort.
Stream this episode to find out how to make a lot, work a lot and enjoy your life!