My name is Gabriel Hernandez and in May 2012, I graduated with an economics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Great! Now what?
This is where my story begins. I’m part of the millions of lost college souls who just got out of the bubble and are now looking for direction. On the 10th of July, I decided to fly out to New York city. Without a job or any prospects whatsoever, I made the leap hoping that along the way I’ll meet the right people and just land a gig that will keep me afloat. It’s been two weeks since I got here and things have been great. I’ve met so many people, and am now working in a sales and marketing agency downtown. I’m not quite sure if the job’s for me but somewhere along the road, I’ll figure it out.
So What Exactly Am I Doing?
That’s a good question. To be honest, I’ve got some things that I want to do in life and I don’t really intend to do something generic like work 8 hours a day, climb the corporate ladder and end up being a CEO so I can start working 10 hour-days. There seems to be something wrong in that.
My top goals:
2. Make residual income that will allow me to travel
3. Start a business (Life is too short to be working for someone)
I wrote this blog because I feel like there’s a ton of fresh college kids, who like me, ended up not working at Goldman Sachs but instead landed a more non-traditional route. I hope to inspire people by accomplishing great things in this journey just as I was inspired by great people in my life – my parents, Tim Ferris, Chris Guillebeau, Seth Godin, the guys of the Shark Tank especially Mr. Kevin O’leary and Robert Herjavec to name a few.