I help developers improve technically, become better people, and enjoy their lives more.
The day would start off with going for a run or going to the gym. On a great day, I'd come back and check the stats to see that we're getting a good number of views and comments on my YouTube videos, that we've made some product sales overnight, and that we've received some positive emails. Then I'd get to work on something new, whether it be a YouTube video, a podcast, a book, or a new product. My perfect day is any day where I get to use my abilities to create something awesome.
Here's the first step for high school students
What you have to realize early on is that success isn't going to be easy: Michael Phelps has days where he doesn't feel like jumping into the pool, but guess what? He does it anyways. So start building the habits that are going to give you the perseverance and mental toughness to go after your passions and pursue them relentlessly-it can start with something as small as reading a great set of books! People don't fail because they have bad ideas; they fail because they don't follow through.
"You're going to fail. You're not going to make it."