How Entrepreneurship Finally Let Me “Fit In”

And How Running a Business Can Give You the Self-Confidence You Need

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Growing up I felt like I never really fit in…

I was too “nerdy” for the cool kids… I was too “cool” for the nerdy kids…

I was too “broke” to be one of the rich kids… I wasn’t broke enough to hang out with the “poor kids”

My parents always called me the alien of the family because I thought and acted differently than everyone else.

I wanted friends, I wanted to be “cool,” but more than anything I just wanted to fit in.. I wanted to feel accepted.

The problem was that I didn’t really know who I was… I hadn’t discovered who that person was and I wasn’t comfortable enough to show it.

Then one day I realized I WAS DIFFERENT… my whole life I was trying to be something I wasn’t. I was trying to “fit in” instead of being true to myself.

I knew that I had different aspirations than other people. I had different interests, motivations, and hobbies. I enjoy digging into a new book or an online course on a Saturday night, not going out and getting shitty drunk.

So I made a commitment to myself to pursue what made the happiest: entrepreneurship. I was fascinated by the ability to create a business and a lifestyle around your passions.

I wasn’t quite sure I was on the right track until we got our first customer.. and then another, and another…

It’s so fulfilling to see that Millennial Skills is actually making a difference in people’s lives because I was willing to make a commitment to myself.

The amount of peace and fulfillment that comes from making a decision like that is irreplaceable. I didn’t see that coming.

I’m going to be sharing a lot of these stories on at next month’s Influencer Summit.

If you don’t believe me, you need to be at this event!

I was stubborn at first and WASTED more time, money, and energy than I should’ve… Just because I DIDN’T LISTEN to anybody else.

DON’T DO THAT! Use the blueprint and the recipe that I’ve helped over 1000 other Millennials use to start one of their first businesses.

If you don’t attend, you’re going to be doing the exact same thing you’re doing today… and nothing is going to change. But… if you come, you’ll have the confidence to make an impact in the world.

The event is December 30, 2017. You can find all the details here.

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