Hi, my name is Evan Nickel.
You probably arrived at this page hoping to discover how I made $7.8 million by the age of 21, quit college, and woke up this very morning on my own private beach in the Caribbean.
If so, I have some bad news. I did not do any of those things. (Well, I did drop out of college, but more on that later.)
The truth is I am a very normal 23-year-old guy.
I grew up on the south side of Milwaukee in a middle-class family. When I became of age I attended a local high school and after four years of that I headed off to college. Three years into my college experience I got a job offer to work for a very prestigious marketing agency. There was no way I was going to say no. I dropped out of college and began working full-time. I bought a new car, got an apartment, and began to settle into my new life as a young professional.
But something wasn’t right. It took some searching, but eventually, I realized exactly what it was. I didn’t have enough time.
It wasn’t just the fifty hour work week, as a long-time workaholic, I was fine with that. It was everything else on top of that. Spending time with family and friends, pursuing hobbies, pursuing women, taking vacations, and doing the hundreds of other little things I quickly learned adults have to be responsible about.
No matter how I tried to balance it all, I couldn’t and I felt I had no choice but to cut some things out. I had to stop going out with friends on Friday night (*gasp!*), I had to stop reading so many books (*gasp!*), and I had to stop watching ________ <– insert any of my favorite Netflix shows here (*big gasp!*)
I could continue to do all of those things and learn how to live smarter.
On April 28, 2017, I choose the second option.
I started this website/blog to help you do the same.
– Evan Nickel
For more about what I’m currently up to, here is my now page.