GBL018: One Year After Finally Quitting My Job and Going All In

Get Busy Living Podcast 18

Hello again! It’s been way too long. I apologize for the month gap between episodes 17 and 18. No excuses from me except that being overseas and out of my normal routine made it tougher for me to find time to do a podcast.

Now I’m back at home and ready to get back to doing what I love, which is podcasting! Since my podcast started in January, it has been downloaded now over 100,000 times! Thank you to each and everyone one of you for listening. I appreciate the emails I get from you and that’s why I love podcasting.

Today’s episode is about my one year anniversary of quitting my job and deciding to go all in with my online business. I’ve been wanting to be my own boss since my mid 20’s, but couldn’t figure out what type of online business to start.

Even when I did start an online business developing iPhone apps, I didn’t quit right away after I tasted success. I stayed at my job for another 1.5 year after the release of Photo 365. I was waiting to see how much I would be making consistently from apps. If my income equaled or surpassed my monthly paycheck, then I would quit.

However, it never did. It was frustrating because I was so ready to quit my job. I hated going to work. I hated feeling like I was wasting my time there. Time that could be used towards something more productive. At least doing something I enjoyed more!

So last year in June, I made the decision to quit my job before I was financially ready. It was scary. I was going to live off of whatever I had in my bank accounts and hoping I could increase my online income very soon.

I talk about 2013, what I did, how I went through a low point, and how the year turned out.

I mention three pieces of advice to help you if you’re in the same situation as I was.

(Note: I just realized I mentioned saving $100 a day if you know you want to quit your job. I meant to say $100 a month. More reasonable.)

A link that I mentioned in the podcast.

My 2013 Epic Travel Hacking Trip

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14 responses to GBL018: One Year After Finally Quitting My Job and Going All In

  1. Great Post thanks friend for sharing J I will be surely coming back
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  2. Loved this Podcast episode! Stellar story telling Benny! Super inspiring 🙂

  3. Great story Benny. Very inspiring and so happy for you!

  4. Hector Avellaneda June 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Benny – so many things I can say about your story that are truly inspiring. I think more than anything your story is a great example of how us internet entrepreneurs may not have everything figured out all of the time or from the beginning.

    I think sometimes for those people who are new to this space, the idea or perception that we’ve always had everything figurer out from day one is what most people believe they must have in order to be successful.

    You were very honest about the income you were generating with those first apps and again were very honest in sharing your thoughts and challenges while you were having to bootstrap it. Thanks for doing that and for not going straight into the story about your making 12K per month in a single month with all of your non-game and game apps. You are doing a huge Service to those people who are inspired by your story but also have to know that this passive income and internet business thing is a lot of hard work.. at least up front.

    By the way, one of the questions I ask my guests on my podcast that I didn’t get to ask you because it sort of developed after your interview, is “As entrepreneurs we all go through something I call a bridge moment. The Bridge Moment is a moment in which something so pivotal happens in our lives that we have to make one of 2 decisions. Either we decided to stay were we are and remain average OR we decided to cross the bridge into the land of entrepreneurship. But not only do we have to cross that bridge, we also have to burn it behind us because we realize as entrepreneurs that when we cross that bridge we are committing 100% if our mind, body and soul to not only becoming entrepreneurs but to succeeding as entrepreneurs, so tell us about your Bridge Moment and what was that thing that made you Cross that Bridge?”

    My question falls right in line with the story that you shared at the end about the general who burned his ships on shore to let his men know that the only way back home was to do it on the oppositions ships! Awesome story Benny!

    It’s great to have you back on the show and yeah, hadn’t heard from you in a while was getting worried. haha..

  5. Benny your theme song makes me want to get up and dance haha it’s awesome. And I’m a white boy so that never happens 😀

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