How to Level Up Your Life

Doing work you’re passionate about is important — and even the word “passion” has become trendy these days. Everything in the entrepreneur space is positioned towards making money doing what you love.

Of course you should work towards doing what you love and getting paid for it. Duh.

But sometimes, you’ll have to go through several iterations of this process, gradually “leveling up” every time in order to get closer to what you want and who you want to be.

Case in point: when I left Longhorn Steakhouse in 2012, I immediately started doing SAT test prep. Was test prep my #1 passion? Definitely not. But it was a level up from serving steak.

From there, I went to web design, then consulting, then a few other odd independent projects before I started doing Rich20 full time.

Each time I took on a new project, it got a bit closer to what my ideal vision for myself was. Even now, I know Rich20 isn’t my final stop. Each project has taught me new, valuable skills that I carry with me from one business venture to the next.

Life is a series of projects that you design to challenge and improve yourself.

You don’t need to build your dream business overnight. Feel free to go through the process of “becoming” and actively try many new things. Your goal should be to find something that feels more and more like “you” every time.

Focus on growing and constantly leveling up.

Try not to get frustrated with this process, especially the amount of time it’s taking.

The stage you’re going through right now is crucial to all the good things that will come later down the road.

Daniel DiPiazza
@Rich20Something

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Rich20Something.

A millennial business mastermind, he has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over $100K in revenue with zero startup capital. His work is regularly featured in Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Fox News, and Yahoo! Business.

His debut book, Rich20Something, publishes on May 2, 2017.

  • Well said – If more people used side projects and first, second, third businesses as “launch pads” instead of focusing so much on attempting intricate, large, difficult ideas out of the gate, we’d see a lot more success stories, and a lot more people reaching their potentials with their passions. One step at a time.

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