It took being very unfulfilled at his day job before Andrew decided to make a radical shift in his life. Thanks to taking a bold step and investing in becoming a professional gamer, he now has millions of dollars to his name, and doesn’t ever have to work again if he doesn’t want to.
Achieving financial freedom through e-sports involved two major steps for Andrew. The first was to get some painfully uncomfortable with his life that he felt that he couldn’t keep on going the same way. The second was taking a risk and leap of faith into something that offered a way out of the monotony he was experiencing.
E-sports and competitive gaming for money have been around for a while, and has become very popular from the 2000s onward. When Andrew first heard about professional gaming and e-sports, he thought it was something that was out of his reach. However, the information he came across down the road put those ideas to rest. He quickly learned just how people who won’t a quarter of a million dollars at a time at gaming competitions simply practiced a whole lot. He learned who games to play and how to improve his gaming skills.
Seeing all of the positive potential of professional gaming led Andrew to invest in the best gaming rig he could get. Since he was feeling very unfulfilled in the monotony of his life, he decided to go all-in. After all, what’s the worst that could happen? In his mind, life couldn’t get much worse. At least he would have fun in the process.
Andrew invested everything he had into becoming a professional gamer. Taking this big, yet calculated, risk was the reason why this millennial how sits on millions of dollars. He first had to get to a place of extreme discomfort in life before deciding that he needed to be the agent of change in his life if anything was going to get better.
Andrew isn’t an isolated case. There have been many others like him who have taken a calculated risk and invested time, money, and effort into this burgeoning industry and career path. Since competitive gaming is still very young, there is plenty of potential upside and money to be made still. Andrew believes that e-sports will survive and thrive for years and decades to come. Games like Fortnite, Counterstrike, Dota 2, and others have massive and strong fanbases that don’t seem to be losing any steam. Even if they did, there would be others to take their place.
Unlocking financial freedom is perhaps easier today than ever before, and people like Andrew are showing that it doesn’t take a genius to make millions of dollars. If it wasn’t for him being incredibly unfulfilled and uncomfortable with his life circumstances, he may not have reached the same level of success he enjoys today. That is why he is a big proponent of stepping outside of your comfort zone, especially if that comfort zone is one that you don’t necessarily like but aren’t making moves to change.