Introducing Myself, A Teenage Entrepreneur
who is hooked on fitness and self-development like?
Hello Steemit, and my fellow Steemians :)! I've been posting on Steemit for about a month now. Thirty-nine posts... First of all, a huge thank you! I've got so much positive feedback, and I've also reached a few milestones that I never thought I could reach in a MONTH!
I'm so glad that I'm a part of this lovely community! I love the people and the genuine conversations that you can have on here! I've even built some relationships with a few fellow steemians :)! Steemit has given me a great opportunity to start giving back to people in the crypto community! Thank you Steemit!
To my point... Usually, the first post that people make here is this epic 'introduceyourself' post which explains everything about themselves, and also shares their full life story from the moment their parents had sex to the point that they're at right now. Actually, it usually goes beyond that, people talk about their ancestors, their future plans, and of course, do they like pineapple on top of pizza!
By the way, pineapple is f *cking delicious on top of a pizza! Great, now I lost over half of the people reading this...
Well, anyways... I've now posted almost 40 posts on here, so, it's probably my time to make an epic introduceyourself post! At least, I'm going to try to do so...
I should probably start with; why did I start posting here in the first place?
If you've followed me since the beginning, or you've just read my thank you steemit!-post, you know that I have two goals with this Steemit "blog".
The first one is simply just to give back to the crypto community and help other people in the crypto world by sharing some of my knowledge that I've gained in the 1-1,5 years of investing that I've done. Wheather it's cryptos or more traditional investments like stocks or real estate, I want to teach you the stuff I learned the hard way :)!
Everyone makes mistakes, but by doing this, I hope that people won't have to make the same mistakes as I've made!
"You learn from mistakes, but nobody says that the mistakes have to be yours."
The second one is just to motivate people. If you've been following me, you might know that my number one passion in life is self-development! Wheather it's being more healthy and working out, or educating myself and learning new skills, I just love improving every aspect of my life!
And this is what I want to do with this blog, motivate people to start improving their lives! I'm going to get into my personal story soon, but I can say that thriving to always be better and improving yourself is something that everyone should aim to do. Every week, every day, every hour, and every f*cking minute! And I'm here to try to give you the motivational spark to continue or start your journey to a better life!
I'm doing this because I've seen what self-development can do to your life, and how much better your life can turn out when you actually start taking action to make it better!
If you have a dream, a goal, something that seems SOOO far away, I want you to realize that if you start taking action TODAY, and start working your ass off, the thing that felt really far away just some time ago, is soon going to be so close that you can't even believe it!
As I always say; If you work hard enough, anything is possible! Believe me, I've experienced it...
Pic Source: PsychologyToday
Give me a second to finish this RANT, I'll get into MY story soon...
I want to change lives, I want to inspire and motive people to realize that anything is possible if they are willing to work hard for it. And this Steemit blog, and the future plans I've got for this blog, are something that allows me to do this RIGHT NOW.
As my name says, I'm still a f*cking teen! On top of that, I live a really busy life!... I still go to school, I have a lot of hobbies and stuff to take care of, and this really limits my ability to do something massive about this.
I know I will be an entrepreneur and affect the lives of thousands of people, but I'm not there yet!
My number one goal (besides becoming an entrepreneur, that's a part of it) is to affect the lives of 100,000 people positively. In my lifetime, I want to help 100,000 people with their lives, whether it's actually helping them, or just motivating and sharing my knowledge, that's not completely clear yet. But one thing I know is that I will put out my 100% to achieving this goal!
When I'm old, I don't want to sit in a rocking chair and regret that I didn't even try my best to achieve my goals. We have one life, why wouldn't you try to achieve your biggest goals! The worst thing that could happen is that you don't achieve them... At least you wouldn't die in regret because you know you tried your best!
This Steemit blog is a great opportunity for me to already start helping some people, and start pursuing my goals. It's a great start!
The great mentor of mine, Gary Vaynerchuk
First of all, I just have to say this; I know that me saying that I'll be an entrepreneur sounds really cliche and cocky, but I'm really big on manifesting stuff, and I just know it will happen. I've had the entrepreneur-spirit in me my whole life, and from a young age, I've already got a 1000-mile headstart into entrepreneurship...
I'm a teen living in Finland. God, I love this country... The weather is what it is, but apart from that, I couldn't picture a better place for me to grow up!
I'm the very social guy. The guy who comes along pretty much with everyone, and anyone. I'm the guy that will walk up to random people that I've never even met before, and start a conversation :D! But I haven't always been like this...
I remember once when I was out playing some "soccer" a.k.a REAL FOOTBALL with my friends on a beautiful summer day (yep, a BEAUTIFUL summer day in FINLAND!), we ended up kicking the ball over a fence, and everyone started panicking! We wanted our ball back and no-one knew how we could do it! Nobody had the courage to go ask the "vahtimestari", the person who took care of the pitch, to come help us get the ball from the other side of the fence...
Literally, he was a nice guy, but still, when we were young, it felt like the scariest thing EVER! But eventually, I picked up my courage and went to knock on the vahtimestari's door... My heart was beating like crazy! And when the vahtimestari opened the door, I looked up to this over two meters tall GIANT! I opened my mouth... And I couldn't say anything...
After looking at him for a good couple of seconds, I eventually was able to tackle out a few words... "Ball", "There", "Help"... The vahtimestari said "OK", and came to help us. We got our ball back, and I was celebrated like I was the hero who slayed the dragon! My friends even talked about this in school the next day! "Omg, this guy is sooo brave!"
Looking back to this... Oh, god... I can only laugh lol...
I guess this was the moment when I realized that talking to random people isn't as bad as I thought it was... This has come in handy in my entrepreneurial experiments later on in my teens :D!
My Self-Development Journey
My biggest passion in life is self-development. I love it so much! But how did I even get into it?
I was a sporty kid when I grew up. I used to play a lot of different sports when I was young... Football, basketball, tennis, floorball, you name it! The sport I played the most was definitely football, or soccer - whatever you call it (I'm not going to start ranting about this lol)...
I started playing on a team when I was 6-years old, and I ended up playing for a little bit over six years! I also played in the floorball team for a year, but that wasn't really for me. But the bottom-line is that - I was a sporty kid when I was young, even after I stopped playing for my football team, I kept on doing a lot of sports with my friends!
Pic Source: TechnoGym
So, I've always done sports, but at some point in my life (literally a few years ago), I just stopped doing sports. Not completely, but still, most of my weeks were spent on the computer playing games. And this went on for about 1.5-2 years! (I'm still unbeatable at Counter-Strike, even though I only play rarely anymore ;)!)
Even to this day, I've got no clue why this happened... I literally was in the worst shape of my life. You all probably know that nerdy, skinny-fat kid with a sh*t posture? Well, I was that kid...
Then a few years ago, my life changed! This sounds like an advertisement for a 100% legit supplement that "will change your life" lol. Anyway... I got into self-development! I started doing sports, working out, and just improving every aspect of my life! I used to binge watch YouTube videos about fitness, fashion, confidence, and other topics like that!
It definitely didn't happen overnight, but it happened! I started changing my life! I started taking care of my body, my mental health, and I also started finally caring about how I look!
Now when I look back, the hardest, and at the same time, the thing that really gave me the spark to start changing my life - was running! This surprised me, I used to f*cking love running! But now, it was so hard for me... But it didn't matter because I was motivated, I was passionate, I was PUMPED UP to change my life!
So... I kept f*cking going! At first, I only did some light jogging for a few hundred meters and I was exhausted. I was heartbroken about the fact that I was so out of shape! You really don't even realize it before you actually start physically challenging yourself again... And oh boy... The number of times I felt like I'd quit doing running again was enormous!
But I DIDN'T, I just kept on going! Week after week, I increased the distance I could run, and I also started doing some little sprints again!
Now, fast-forward about two years, I'm in the best shape of my life, and my life has completely changed! My physical, mental, and also social health has gone through the roof! I've got hooked on fitness, I still do a lot of running - mostly treadmill currently because you can't really run outside in the Winter in Finland... I also work out at the gym 4-5 times a week (depending on my work out split of course).
Other hobbies that are close to my heart are cooking (this really comes as a part of the fitness hobby :D), fashion, and of course, self-development! Gosh... I've got a busy life but I still manage to read, watch, and listen to so much self-development content that it's unreal.
I can say that I've EASILY consumed thousands of hours of self-development content in the past years!
Self-development has changed my life, I've gone from being the nerdy kid to the social and confident dude who's passionate about what he's doing, and knows what he wants for his future. I've made many new friends, experienced many new things, learned many new skills, and truly, just learned who I am as a person. I know who I am, I know my strengths, my weaknesses, and this just allows me to be confident and myself, ALWAYS.
My Entrepreneurial Journey
Entrepreneur, a thing that many people put in their ig bio... But what are these people actually doing? NOTHING!
First of all, I don't qualify myself as an "entrepreneur". I can say that I've gotten more success than 78% of the people with "entrepreneur" in their bio, but still, I wouldn't consider myself as an entrepreneur, YET. The only reason I put ' A Teenage Entrepreneur' in the title was that it really describes me! It describes my spirit, my mentality, and my passions.
"There's a huge difference between an entrepreneur and a successful entrepreneur"
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I've always had the entrepreneurial spirit in me, it just took me some time to realize that. I only realized it after I got into self-development, and I started working part-time jobs on my free time.
When I worked at a restaurant, I didn't like it AT ALL, not because it was a hell of a lot of hard work (that's actually the aspect I liked about it), but because I realized that I don't like to work FOR someone, I like to work FOR MYSELF. Then I started looking back at my life...
I realized that I've always done entrepreneurial stuff in my life!
My furthest "entrepreneurial-memory" is from kindergarten. Everyone collected these plastic monster toys. The idea is that you buy, trade, and try to collect the best "team" from them. The thing that I remember is that I always had the best "team", not because I bought the most toys, but because I wisely traded my way up to the top!
Literally, I used to keep one-hour long sales pitches on why my friends should trade my character to their over-powered characters that could probably destroy 100 of my sh*t ones... And it worked! I worked my ass off, but eventually, I had the best "team", and everybody wanted to always challenge me!
I've always been into the mindset that the harder you work=the more you get rewarded. Whether it's spending 10 hours going from door to door asking if someone wants me to clean their car, or trading video game items for days straight just to get a little profit, this mentality has just been planted into me
This is why I couldn't work a "normal" job for my whole life... I'm a really hardworking dude, and I'd hate a situation where I'd get paid the same amount as the lazy guy next to me who's only doing the NECESSARY! Also, in the corporate world, the only thing that might be rewarded to you for hard work is a little raise or a promotion...
If I'm working harder than the owner of the company, why wouldn't I be paid more then him? This comes back to the fact that I don't like to work FOR someone, I like to work FOR MYSELF.
"You're either building your dream, or being paid to build someone else's"
Back to the present day
Pursuing my f*cking dreams...
After I got into self-development and started figuring out myself & my goals, I wanted to find ways to explore this new world that I've found out about! And god damn, I've tried out a lot of stuff...
Social media marketing, affiliate marketing, SEO, drop shipping, washing cars, landscaping, flipping items, and the list goes on and on...
The point is, I HAVE TRIED A LOT OF SH*T! Some of the stuff has worked, most of the stuff hasn't... I'm just trying to find experiences, and learn new skills, I'm not in a rush to success, and you shouldn't be either. This is a marathon, not a sprint!
So many people are looking for these "get-rich-quick schemes", and that's why many people lost A LOT of money when they bought the top in crypto... They didn't think with their mind - they just assumed that the value of Bitcoin would just keep on going up. THE MARKETS DON'T WORK LIKE THAT! And when the smart who bought at the bottom started selling, these guys were royally f*cked...
Pic Source: Reddit r/Bitcoin
One of the things I've been successful at is investing. I've tried to learn about investing through consuming hundreds of hours of content related to that, but I only really started to learn when I started investing myself... I've invested in stocks, bonds, cryptos, and now I'm going to get into real estate.
I got into crypto early, lost a lot of money, learned A LOT, put in more money, and now, I'm pretty happy that I didn't get discouraged in the beginning...
Apart from investing, I'm doing a few other things as well right now. I'm currently running a drop shipping business - still in the learning process but excited as f*ck to keep on doing this. Also, I'm starting to do item/furniture flipping again, and I have a third HUGE project in the planning currently! More about that later probably...
But if you should take one thing out of this article, it's that hard work always pays off, you should always aim to improve yourself & your life, and you shouldn't be in a hurry to reach success!
Literally, with how fast the technology is developing these days, the average age of a human is going to be over 100 soon... That means that if you're 60, instead of being "old", you still got half of your life ahead of you! If you're young, take time to live life, experience everything you can, learn new skills, and the success will come!
Also, remember that ANYTHING - and EVERYTHING is possible, but you just have to work really hard for it. If you have any dreams, go f*cking chase them! We all have only one life, why wouldn't you try to achieve your biggest goals! The worst thing that could happen is that you don't achieve them... At least you wouldn't die in regret because you know you tried your best!
Thanks for reading this article :)!
If you read the whole article and got this far, I'd appreciate if you could give me some feedback! I'm trying to get back into writing after quitting my blog about a year ago... I'm just interested in hearing some constructive criticism :)!...
Now, I want you to go on to absolutely f*cking crush this day, and the rest of this week!
Keep working hard, chasing your dreams, and the results will come :)!