In October 2022, a drunk-driving Tesla crashed into my house. This event pushed me to rage-quit San Francisco. I knew something was wrong in my life but I couldn’t quite figure it out. I decided to become a digital nomad hoping my mental peace would improve. After visiting Denver, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Portland, and Salt Lake City, I realized it wasn’t where I lived that was the problem; it was what I was doing.
Amazing story Zach, looking forward to seeing V4 putting you into 7 figure earnings. A huge milestone to celebrate!
Wow, what a journey Zach! I appreciate you sharing so honestly about all the high highs and lows as well.
I’ve followed you for a while on Linkedin and Twitter and I’ve always enjoyed all the learnings and interesting engineering posts you’ve shared.
If I wanted to grow in my data engineering skills, I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up and take your course. Keep up the great work man. 👏🏼
Amazing read Zach. Thanks for articulating this so well. Your transparency is very inspiring.
> My appetite for risk has been increased. I realized that I can do things with uncertain outcomes because that uncertainty means a much higher upside if it works!
I love this. Your story is a classic case study for Growth vs Fixed mindset. Truly inspiring.
More than how much money you made in 2023, it is the experiences you got that truly strengthens you. I'm so looking forward to the 2024 writeup :)
The grind doesn’t feel like a grind when you get into that crazy productive flow state. Love watching your periods of intense productivity!
How are you handling general accounting and retirement accounts?
Don't know anything about data/engineering, but this was still such a good read. Kinda inspiring, actually.
This dude is definitely DOPE! 🔥
Inspiring journey, Zach!
I started on a similar path as well since May, after leaving my last job. Although I'm still not where I want to be, but this was inspiring to read.
Well done Zach
amazing. very inspiring
Proud of you Zach, maybe I can do this after building some steady income and generating good tech experience.
Really enjoyed this read! Thank you for sharing this story, Zach, I am in a very similar situation currently and the same thoughts are running through my mind, hearing your story helps to see things in perspective and assuage some of the fears before the unknown.
Very inspirational story! Loved the part about leveling up and enhancing your bootcamp. Keep going there 💪 great work.
That story is really inspirational! Because of all the human connections, lessons learned, and mostly because you do what you do, what you love.
Is it fair to say your social media presence and partnerships were the catalysts for your success?
Inspirational story! A LOT of amazing info here about the challenges and wins of being a full time creator. Loved reading it. Sounds like bootcamps are doing really well for you Zach!
Inspiring journey. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work!
This is such an well-written story. Your journey is amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing more!