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Getting Started

Hey, it’s Matt the co-founder of Under30CEO.  Welcome to our community, I’d love to tell you a pretty crazy story…

Since graduating from school six years ago, my cofounder Jared and I been on a quest…

A quest not to get a real job.  

A quest not to listen to what society tells us to do.  

And a quest to have a sh*tload of fun instead of being chained to our desk somewhere.

Since we started this mission, we built this site into a five-figure monthly business that now takes very little work for us.

Then in only 12 months, we built a six-figure travel business.

Hola from Costa Rica btw… I live down here when I’m not exploring new spots for our travel company Under30Experiences.

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yes, i know this picture is ridiculous

 

This year, I’ll be with our groups of awesome young people here in the rainforest of Costa Rica, and then we’ll travel to Iceland, Machu Picchu, Bali, Nicaragua, and finally up to Alaska to go skiing.  Crazy.

But here’s the deal…

We started broke as hell.  This first version of this site was actually outsourced to India for $150.  And it was TERRIBLE.

Then, the housing market crashed in 2008 / 2009, my mom came to me and told me we were going to lose our home (while I was building my “empire” in the basement), and I had to get a job digging ditches in Poughkeepsie all winter.

It was the most miserable time of my life.

And the sad thing is…

We made so many mistakes along the way.  Mainly because we were desperate.  We tried everything to make money. My co-founder Jared and I struggled like you wouldn’t believe.

Instead of living the dream, we were stressed beyond our wildest dreams.

The problem was that our fancy college degrees didn’t teach us what we really needed to know.

Even as we grew more successful, we realized it was built on a shaky foundation.  Working 14 hours a day, drinking and eating shitty foods, with no idea how to manage our finances, stress levels, or emotions, we were not equipped with the tools and resources to be successful.

I might have known how to drive traffic to a website, but like most people, I had no idea how to be truly successful, healthy, or happy.

So while most of my friends signed up to be in accounting or finance, wear a suit, crunch numbers, or went back back for another $200,000 in debt to get their MBA, I decided to study the things that really matter.

If you are looking to escape the 9 to 5, use your brain at its optimal level, learn the secrets of people are wealthy AND happy, stay in shape with minimal effort, and live a life that allows you to get to the beach more often…

We’ll teach you what college never taught you.

We’re talking about cutting edge stuff that ranges from nutrition and fitness, to brain science and psychology.  It’s designed to give you an advantage over your peers.

I’ve read hundreds of books, and spent thousands going to all the major conferences and taking the courses and seminars of legends like Seth Godin, Robert Kiyosaki, Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill, and the new guys like Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, Eric Ries, Vishin Lakhiani, and Noah Kagan.  

But I get it.  As they say, ain’t nobody got time for that.

I put in my 10,000 hours so you don’t have to.

So, here’s the deal.  We’ve published over 4,000 free articles on this site, and each week I’ll send you a cheatsheet or cliff notes…  then, when you are ready to make an investment in you (your skills, your health, your passion, your happiness), you can get down to work through our Under30CEO Curriculum.

We’ve basically started our own University.

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-Matt Wilson
Co-founder Under30CEO
Adventurer in Residence Under30Experiences

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