How I Escaped The Projects To Make A Six-Figure Income

The One Simple Thing You Need To Succeed

A picture I took in Paris. Copyright me! Because I’m so rich I can fly to Paris to take bad pictures.

You can live like this, anyone can

I know you’re thinking the same thing everyone else is thinking: “How did this cat rise out of The Projects and escape to a comfortable life eating sushi in a resort town?”

That’s right, baby. A month in Paris. For a damn birthday.

The truth of success

That’s what it takes: Luck. That’s what got me out of The Projects. That’s how I got my jobs, my house, my wife, and every success I’ve ever had. Looking back on all the experiences that shaped my life and added up to my amazing success, I see one unifying factor: I couldn’t do any of that shit again if I tried.

Success listicles are the new self help genre

If you’ve been on Medium for more than this one single page, you’ve seen them.

Even when we know it’s luck, we won’t call it luck

Luck is the primary factor in success, but we don’t want to admit that because our American story is a hard-work mythos tree with roots buried deep in our egos.

I’m done with that mission

There are a metric ton of “The secret of success” posts out there and I’m so done with them all. The only thing they have in common is a toddler–level lack of self-awareness. You either had a shitload of luck along the way, or you started out with a shitload more resources than everyone else–which is still damn lucky.

An unassuming hobbit who lives in a notebook with a pet fountain pen. Proud member of House Hufflepuff. Music maker, dreamer of dreams. http://johnmetta.com

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