I’m a 30 year old guy from Toronto, Ontario.
I have worked in minimum wage jobs, held high 6-figure jobs; I’ve run start-ups and sold my own businesses.
I achieved financial freedom by 30, meaning I have the option the work or not work. I am by no means rich, some mega-millionaire, but I am free, own a house, multiple passive income streams, and never have to work again.
How I got here:
I am potentially one of the luckiest people to ever have lived. I was born in Toronto, to loving parents of modest means at a time when the internet was just in it’s infancy.
My father got into computers around this time and was able to give me my very own computer with internet in 1995.
I was fascinated by the internet, immediately learning how to build websites by looking at website code, tweaking it a little bit, and learning what each piece of the code changed.
By the time I was 10 years old, I had a cartoon website that generated monthly income from advertising. Once I got that taste, I have built hundreds of sites since in the following 20 years.
Most sites I built for myself were complete failures, and just results of spurts of passion. I start a lot of projects, and rarely get them off the ground.
When I finished high school, I choose to take a job as a web developer instead of going to university. By the time my peers finished university, I was already in a management position and developed good financial habits. (But lots of bad health habits.)
I was also incredibly lucky to have started saving money right in the middle of the 2009 financial crisis. At the time, I thought I was losing a fortune (looking back now it’s funny) and I saw just how crazy people could get.
After leaving a fantastic job as the Vice President & General manager of Shiftsuite, Canada’s largest condo management software firm, I decided to try my hand at buying and selling websites.
Over the following 18 months, I did very well building, holding and flipping various websites.
I am very thankful to have been born in Canada at a time when the internet was just getting started; that my father, with limited resources, gave me a computer at a young age; that the internet actually became huge, when my skills were perfectly positioned to capitalize on it’s growth.
My story is more one of luck than anything else. Or perhaps I made fewer mistakes than the average person.
The purpose of this site
I believe our common sense problems we have in society can be solved if we were all a little wiser.
If we spent more time reading books and less time watching TV, commuting to work, and looking at our phones, our world would be a much better place in many ways.
Instead of complaining about it, I am trying to do something about it.
My hope is my content is easy to understand and applicable to your life. It is so well referenced it is difficult to refute.
I want the world to read more books, and be less distracted by noise.