3 habits that helped me become a millionaire at age 28
- Erik Bergman cofounded Catena Media and helped grow it to over 300 employees and a $200 million valuation before stepping away to start Great.com, an organization that donates 100% of its profits to environmental charities.
- Erik also spends his time advising entrepreneurs through his Instagram account (@SmilingErik) and the "Becoming Great" podcast.
- On his 28th birthday, he suddenly became a millionaire; to get there, he developed three strong habits.
- He prioritized things that are both enjoyable and productive, asked for help when he needed it, and just kept getting started on whatever he wanted to work on.
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You may have never heard of me (Erik Bergman) or my business (Catena Media), but by many people's definition I've made it.
My best friend and I launched an affiliate marketing business that eventually gained VC funding. After a few years of scaling our company, we listed our business on the Stockholm Nasdaq Stock Exchange with a $200 million valuation. It was my 28th birthday the day we rang the bell, and I suddenly became a millionaire.
I'm not naive; I'm not perfect. In fact, I've written at length about the many mistakes I've made as an entrepreneur and their influence on me personally and professionally. I also understand that the decisions and events that led me to that day were part chance.
However, I didn't get to where I am today on luck alone. I developed strong habits that helped propel my success. Here are three of those habits and how you can implement them.
1. Prioritize enjoyable activities that target your goals
2. Don't be afraid to ask for help
3. Stop wasting time and start already
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