The business I had built to $50 million in revenue I sold in 1999.
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I then planned to take a year (or more) off and moved to Miami’s South Beach.
That lasted about 30 days.
I went stir crazy!
This was during the Internet boom. I was observing all these young guys and gals making fortunes and it was driving me nuts.
I flew all over the country looking for a business to buy or start. Eventually I started an Internet company with a partner called Retired.com. We were going to bring the age 50+ online. This was the business I talk about in The Compound Effect where I personally lost $300,000+ in cash. It was a bust.
Several ventures later (more successful, thankfully!) I am now publisher of SUCCESS. Here I am interviewing guys and gals who are billionaires who have built world-class companies. If I am being candid with you; after spending time with many of them, my walkaway conclusion was, heck if THEY can do this, no doubt I can… and I should… and I’m mad at myself for not!
I almost left SUCCESS several times for “bigger” opportunities as a result.
One key success principle is, find a model of what you want and then do what they have done.
Well, Richard Branson was my model.
The dude just read more »