My name is Jeff Tucker, I'm the founder of The Master Apprentice. Historically I have been somewhat of an overachiever in the traditional sense, especially in academics. I have always had an interest in Entrepreneurial endeavors, but did not become motivated to pursue it until I was in Engineering school at the age of 23. I have hired coaches, talked with mentors, and assisted others in their ventures. At the time I'm writing this, I am 28 years old with little success in starting my own busienss and becoming independently wealthy
What is This Website For?
The Master Apprentice and this site is to map out my discoveries, strategies, and outcomes of my endeavors to become a successful entrepreneur, businessman, hatband, and more. I spent a lot of time and money trying to learn from mentors, coaches, courses, groups, etc. Very few of them had a significant impact, and none of them effectively taught me how to be successful.
My goal is to use this site and attached social media to aid in my development and success, while leaving a map for anyone else in a similar situation to follow.
The New Strategy
Out of all the advice, books, groups, courses, and training I have received, I believe there were key foundational pieces missing that I needed to learn and skills I needed to develop before I ever tried starting a busienss.
1. Foundational Life Areas
When I was trying to start a busienss, I didn't have the foundational areas of my life in order. I did not have good health habits, mental health, etc. I have come to firmly believe that anyone who wants to be successful must reach a minimum level in the major areas of their life so it is their default. That way when the stress of business beats you down, you won't crack or crumble under the weight.
The 5 Core Areas:
2. Temperament and Interests
If the core areas of your life are all in a good spot to support your growth and sustain you over time, you will be able to handle more stress. However, something I found that is very important is for come people, it is very important to pick an endeavor that matches you current temperament.
I tried coaching students on how to study more effectively. I worked with a coach to teach me how to do a high ticket coaching model. While I did make a sale, the process took a lot of energy and caused my to have anxiety induced nightmares. I'm not saying that I couldn't have made a lot of money doing this, but I was miserable, so it was very difficult to put the required time into it.
There are thousands of ways to make money, and being a naturally anxious person, if I'm going to be able to put the time and work into something, it has to be something that doesn't cause me extreme anxiety.
I am going to try making money and building businesses starting with focusing on the 5 core areas and selecting an endeavor that is more aligned with my temperament. I am putting my plans, discoveries, and outcomes on this site to help me do this. If it helps other people in the future, great, but I'm building this to teach myself how to go from where I am at to where I want to be.