If you want to be remarkable and not average, you’re in the right place.

If you want to live and work the way you want, you’re in the right place.

If you are asking yourself “What excites me every day?”, you’re in the right place.

If you rebel against what a typical life is suppose to be, you’re in the right place.

If you want to open yourself to a new life that you deserve, you’re also in the right place.

Sound like you?

Who Am I?

I’m an blogger, podcaster, and online entrepreneur. 

In August 2011, I released my first iPhone app, Photo 365, and in the first month alone I got featured as App of the Week by Apple. I earned $30,000 in just 30 days. I couldn’t believe how much money it was making every day. It all started eight months earlier when I took a risk to develop that app. I had no idea how to do it, but I learned it could be done.

That started my iPhone app business.

Then my new business was selling t-shirts online full time using companies like Teespring.com to fulfill the orders. That business earned me $100k in profit in just my first five months.

Now I’m still selling but also including different types of products that I import from overseas and sell in my own online store.

I know it seems like an “overnight success”, but it is far from it.

My name is Benny Hsu, pronounced “shoe”. People always spell it wrong. I’m used to it.

I got tired of listening to people say “get a real job”. Just cause a job is 5 days a week, 8-10 hour days doesn’t mean it’s real job.

But how many of us are in that real job and are miserable? We expected that money and a stable job would make us happy. It didn’t and it made us unhappy.

I got a real job working in the family restaurant business right after college. While I enjoyed those first few years, I grew to hate all aspects of it. I would dread the days I had to go to work.

What was worse was that I had no idea what I wanted to do. I just knew I wanted to enjoy life and enjoy the work I did.

Creating a life where having a life is important to me. I didn’t want to work very hard for 40+ years, while saving up money so when I was ready to start living life after retirement at 65.

Forget that!

I want to enjoy life when I’m still young. My wife and I love to travel and we try and do that as much as we can.

I still need to make money. I’m not looking for a job (which sounds terrible) or a career (which sounds so permanent), I’m looking for ways to generate revenue streams with projects I am excited to work on.

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What’s with the Blog Title?

The name of my blog comes from the classic movie “Shawshank Redemption”. If you have never seen it, stop reading right now and go rent it. If you’ve seen it more times than you can remember like myself, you will remember that famous line delivered by Andy Dufrene. No matter how horrible it was in Shawshank, Andy still had a vision and dream. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he got busy and started digging.

To me it means taking control of our lives, instead of waiting for something to happen.