I love a great entrepreneurial story, but I especially love when it involves leaving behind a very successful career to pursue a genuine passion. In Sam’s case, he worked on Wall Street for 12 years before his passion for blogging (and doing other projects on his own) pushed him to want to leave his job (in addition to feeling burned out).
Here’s where things got interesting: He didn’t quit. He engineered a layoff that basically allowed him to get paid a six-figure sum in the form of a severance package.
Even better, his blog has been a massive success (his writing is very interesting, especially if you’re into personal finance), and I think it still has room to grow.
You can read the interview to find out the rest of his story. #entrepreneur