Straight outta...the living room of a stranger

January 5, 2018

 

I haven't blogged on this bad boy for a while. I even took it down for a while. 17 months ago, I quit my job, sold my car, and legally broke my lease. 

 

Around the same time, my friend had posted a craigslist ad about sleeping in someone's tent in their backyard. He was going through a transition, too! 

 

He found a woman who let him sleep on her living room couch. At the time, I was stranded in Mesa—carless with no income.

 

I knew I was going to start another book but I needed to survive. I went to where my friend was staying and it didn't look too bad. "Do you think she'd let me stay here, too?"

 

She did. I was back in Scottsdale and shimming my way up the restaurant business while at the starting block of a new creative chapter. 

 

A cast of bizarre people rotated through her living room door. I slept with one arm around my desktop iMac. Then I'd haul it to the library and write. 

 

I was in a serious rebuilding phase. 

 

At the time, I was doing financial literacy workshops at YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs A director said, "Hey, why don't you write a finance book for teens?" I started the book but lost contact with her when she got a different job. 

 

I kept going with the book and it become Entrepreneurship for the Cool Kids: the psychological process of starting with nothing. It's a reference book where you can look answers and plug in solutions while you're becoming who you want. 

 

The guide of the book is my long-time character, Larry the self-made Weatherman. 

 

All I cared about is if it'll help people.

 

It contains information about improving emotional health, changing your behavior, using your subconscious mind, and going from a mindset of scarcity to abundance. It's set for release February 23, 2018.

 

I'm safe and sound in a roommate-filled apartment and living off server income while I conclude the final chapter of the transition. 

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