90 days.

I’ve had this article written in my head for 90 days.

I just found the time to write it down and click the publish button.

Why didn’t I write it when I had the idea 90 days ago? Well…let me be honest.

Real life — I would like to blame it on real life.

Let me explain…

4 years ago I quit my job and went completely on my own.

I had no 9–5 job. No one to report too. I started from a blank state.

It’s safe to say, I had free time. A lot of it.

I wrote 140 blog articles in 2012.

In 2015, I wrote 4.

Did I have a lot less to write about in 2015 than in 2012? Nope! The exact opposite was true.

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“You’re so annoying, Robbie.” — James Altucher.

I idolized James Altucher. It is okay to say that I had a man crush. If you don’t know James, he wrote one of the most popular posts on LinkedIn about how you should quit your job in 2014.

Mine wasn’t your normal man crush. He didn’t have a body I wanted, nor did he necessarily have the job I wanted.

Have you ever seen someone on television or read someone’s writing, and your first reaction was, “I MUST meet this person?”

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I asked this question to 10,000 people on my “Summer of Quitting” email list.

Everyone on earth disappears, except you. You are all alone. It’s like the movie “I Am Legend,” but no zombies. Everything else is still in place. Cars still on the roads and buildings still in tact and everything is peaceful. What’s the first thing that you do? How does your life and career change? What are your goals for the first 30 days and the first year?

All I have to say is WOW. The responses were amazing.

The responses ranged from, “Break into a sperm clinic and figure out a way to impregnate myself to repopulate the world,” to “Take a shit in the women’s bathroom since I was never able to do that before.”

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I had 500 dollars in my bank account.

It was hovering at that amount for a long time no matter what I did. I bought fewer things and saved more money. I stopped going out on weekends. Somehow, someway, I always ended up with just 500 dollars in my account.

I was living paycheck to paycheck.

One day I attended a large conference. The keynote speaker said:

“Be bold. You have to take risks to advance. Be your own brand. You have to stand out.”

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