Tom: The following is a post by Tez Gilbert, a friend of mine from the real world! He has agreed to become a guinea pig for Leaving Work Behind and will be sharing the trials and tribulations of his efforts here on the blog over the coming weeks and months.
Sometimes progress comes from being in the right place at the right time. This may be one of those times.
I’ve known Tom as a friend of a friend for a while. I’ve always been interested in what he’s doing, and slightly envious of how he makes a living. Having wanted to leave work behind for the past six years, meeting someone who has actually done it has been a real eye opener.
Before I met Tom I didn’t actually believe it was possible for an ‘ordinary’ person to make a good living online. It was something I read about other people doing, but it was always so abstract to me. Meeting someone who’d actually done it made me want it more, but it also made me realise how far I was from reaching my dream. I wanted to leave work behind, but didn’t really have a clue where to start.