One of my fantasies predictably starts with food. I’ve just finished a hard workout, and I’m sitting in my gym eating a burrito w/ double chicken. As I get up and start to walk out, there’s a massive meathead bench-pressing 320 on my left. He’s mid-set and suddenly, he gets stuck and starts groaning really loudly. He’s pinned down and the bar is about to drop on his chest.
I’m already heading towards the door to go home. Seeing this happening, I don’t break stride. I just walk past him and, with my right hand, pick up the 320lbs, and rack it for him. He’s panting. I pat him on the shoulder and say, “That was a tough one, bro. Keep working at it.” The burrito never leaves my left hand.
Well, that’s one of my fantasies. I guess my other one is having the job of my dreams. And today is the 11th anniversary of having the job of my dreams…one that lets me help other people live a Rich Life.
We’ve have learned a lot in the last 11 years — had a lot of successes, lots of mistakes, raised $300,000 to help build schools around the world, and built courses that are changing the lives of so many people.
3 things I really want to highlight today.
First, the most fun part of this journey has been expanding the definition of what a “Rich Life” is. We started with personal finance, but in recent years, we’ve covered careers, starting a business, salary negotiation, psychology, even fitness and food. And lots more coming.
Second, you might have noticed that a few years ago, I started referring to the IWT team. IWT is no longer just me. We have dozens of IWT team members in areas like technology, product design, visual design, operations, automation, and customer support. They are amazing, and we couldn’t create this material without every one of them.
Finally, a huge thank you to you for reading. When I first started writing in 2004, nobody read this blog. It took me a long time to get my first comment, but after that, I saw how awesome this thing could be. What I never expected was to end up building a community of millions of people around the world who all want to live a Rich Life. Did you know IWT readers had dozens of meetups last year? Or that there are IWT readers in almost every country? This totally blows my mind. Thank you for reading.
Lots more to come. For now, have a great Friday and a great weekend. And thank you.
PS – What’s one thing you’ve learned from IWT? I’d love to hear it. Leave a comment below!