Today is the first Feature Friday! Each week we will be featuring a guest and sharing their story on how they’re living life on their own terms.
Our very first guest is Michael. He is the founder of Super Millennial and recently quit his six-figure job to pursue his dream of entrepreneurship and professional golf. He is currently promoting his first book, Advice For My Younger Self: Successful Habits for Health & Wealth, which teaches young adults the successful habits for health and wealth.
Why are you choosing entrepreneurship right now?
I’ve been dabbling and trying to do too much at once. Between a full-time sales job, blogging, writing a book, and pursuing professional golf, it all became too much.
Plus, I had been at my past job for six years and had reached the highest sales position, but I wasn’t feeling fulfilled.
I wanted to pursue my passions and was fortunate enough that I had already bought a house and car, so I was ready to take the leap financially [into entrepreneurship].
Who were some influencers in your decision to go out on your own?
There were so many other bloggers, authors, and online entrepreneurs, but here is a list of some bloggers that have shown me it’s possible with a ton of hard work:
- Bobby from Millennial Money Man
- Kristin from Believe in a Budget
- Michelle from Making Sense of Cents
- Tony Robbins – after attending two events, I realized how important it is to pursue your passions and not waste time at a job you don’t care about.
How did you prepare to take the leap both financially and in your business?
I had planned my next step for a long time, roughly a year to put it all together. I saved up 12 months living expenses in a separate account from my retirement or emergency fund.
I really focused on cutting back on any unnecessary expenses, created a budget, worked hard on side hustles, and learned as much as I could about entrepreneurship.
I also bought a ton of courses, books, and attended seminars to learn new skills.
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What is your plan for the next 3 months and for long-term?
My main focus will be on my site, www.supermillennial.com, for both the short- and long-term, as blogging success doesn’t happen overnight.
My other short-term focus will be on promoting my book, Advice for My Younger Self, and freelance writing.
I also want to get started on writing my second eBook, volunteering, and additional networking.
Were you already making money on the side before you decided to quit your job?
I am making some money, but definitely not as much as my previous sales position, or enough to cover the all the bills. I know if I give it my full effort, I’ll make it work one way or another.
What scared you about making the decision to leave your job?
In my previous life there was a ton of consistency. I had a good job just up the street, a six-figure income, and raises every year.
But it’s also the reason I left; I wanted to create a life on my own terms with my own schedule, and not be dependent on a specific location.
What do friends, family members, and significant others think of your decision?
My girlfriend, who I live with, couldn’t have been more supportive. When I laid out my plan last year, she never hesitated once. She could see my passion and knew my work ethic would make it happen.
My parents took a little longer to get on board, but eventually they saw my planning, short-term goals, and long-term vision.
My friends have been nothing but supportive (some jealous) but, overall, a very positive response.
Thanks to Michael for taking the time to interview with Millennial Boss and share his story with all of you! If you grab a copy of his book, be sure to leave him a review on Amazon. I’m sure he’d really appreciate it!
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