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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, we’ve 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.

But it didn’t have to be that way…

What we realized years later was that everything in our life had to be in alignment for us to be successful.  It wasn’t just money that was going to make us happy… Now, my life is 1000x better, and I’m completely aligned with my mission and purpose.

I realized working 14 hour days is not the point of life.  This is why Under30CEO focuses on not just entrepreneurship, but also health and fitness, travel, and personal growth.

Under30CEO is here so you don’t have to do it the hard way.

If you are stuck behind a computer all day, wish you could get to the beach more often, be in better shape, escape the 9-5 society, or just have control of your life, we think we can help.

Over the last six years, I realized that my formal education at a top fifty business school, actually didn’t help me much.     

Most of my friends signed up to be in accounting or finance, wear a suit, and crunch numbers.  Or… they went back and went another $200,000 into debt to get their MBA.

Instead, I studied from people who made millions of dollars.  Not from academics who memorized facts and learned things in a classroom.

I’ve read hundreds of books, gone to all the major conferences, and taken the courses and seminars of the 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.   Instead of you spending thousands buying every new book or course that comes out like I did, I’ll tell you what you need to know, kinda like a cheatsheet or cliff notes…

I mean, what else am I going to do from the beach, right?

I’ll send you:

  • 100 Must See Interviews With the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs
  • 21 Free Tools to Help Your Small Business Succeed
  • 55 Ways Young Entrepreneurs Can Cut Expenses
  • 30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs of 2012

I only send you my top recommendations from people I trust.  Only stuff you really need to know.  So put your email address below and check your inbox.

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And as always, reply to my email if you have any questions.

-Matt Wilson
Co-founder Under30CEO
Adventurer in Residence Under30Experiences

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