It's lightly edited but otherwise untouched. I've uploaded this to show how the journey has evolved, both in how I'm writing and what I'm thinking about.
If you're new to the site, you might enjoy my more recent stuff first.
I used to hate drilling teeth for a living, but I felt like there was no way out.
My plan was to work as hard as I could for a couple of decades and retire early. Everything changed when I found Naval Ravikant in June 2020. Since listening to his ideas, I've never worked harder to build a business. It's how I stumbled across being a creator.
It was sh*t scary to start again from scratch. It's also been the best decision I've made. I'm grateful to say I'm close to hitting $100k as an entrepreneur and the journey has been incredibly fulfilling.
But a question I've been obsessing over recently is this:
"If I had a gun to my head and had to pick the most exciting move I could make, what would be the one thing I could go all in on?"
For me, that's writing.
Every morning I wake up and want to write. Recently, business has made that a lot harder. 70% of my revenue comes from selling my time, which means I don't have much of it — my newsletter is squeezed around my work when I'd much prefer it to be the other way around.
One reason I became an entrepreneur was to design my work around my life. And if I could spend my life writing, reading, and building interesting products?
Well, I'd be a very happy chappy.
So I'm putting the brakes on my current trajectory.
I'm writing this post in January 2023.
Next month, I planned to launch round 2 of my group coaching. It would’ve been a $40-50k month. And I also make around $4k a month in calls. What's more, I've asked my girlfriend to quit her 9-5 in February so we can make something truly awesome.
This will either go well or I may actually need to start Onlyfans.
Either way you’re coming along for the ride,
Ex dentist, current writer, future Onlyfans star · Sharing what I learn about writing well, thinking clearly, and building an online business