The Tyranny of a Happy Accident

October 26th, 2017 · 9 mins 29 secs

About this Episode

Although I didn’t know it until now, how one great month in my early twenties pretty much ruined my career.

For one brief, shining moment when I was in my early twenties, the sun and stars and all the planets aligned and I was able to bill $5,000 in one month. In 2017, that’s the equivalent of over $15,000 or, if you prefer, $180,000 a year. Through what turned out to be a happy accident, I believed I had officially hit the big time.

It turned out to be a disaster...

Listen to the rest by clicking the play button, above. The text version of this essay can be found on Medium where it was originally published on April 29th, 2017.

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