Did you know I almost didn’t start this site?
But do you know why?
Part of it was procrastination.
But part of it was also due to a terrible co-worker.
He was the most negative person I had met in my entire life.
He dismissed all my business and career ideas as “stupid” and said “nothing would ever work”; he even said my resume at the time was terrible (the irony…).
One day I ran the idea of an “investment banking interview guide” by him, and he responded that no one would ever pay $10 for it, let alone $100.
When I finally launched this site in November 2007, there was a catalyst: this co-worker finally quit and moved to another job.
Now that I was no longer arguing with an idiot for half the day, I had so much free time that I had no choice but to get started.
I often tell this story to illustrate how your environment can make a bigger impact than your efforts and intentions.
Change Your Environment