Welcome to Open Source Your Life. My name is Alec Monaco, and I like to tinker with things to make them work better. This kind of thinking has allowed me to master skills quickly and successfully in all aspects of my life, including my adventures in online business! So, what exactly is open-source?
“Open Source by definition, is code that is freely available and may be redistributed and modified.”
So how does this apply to your life? OpenSource Your Life is my gift to you. It is a blueprint formed by the stories of success and failure, told by those who have been able to attain insurmountable success in online business and life.
I never realized it until recently, but I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life.
As a young boy I saw opportunity in things that the other kids overlooked. Every time our neighborhood held events I would set up shop with a lemonade stand. People already had the cash on them, and who could resist a cute kid with a good product. Needless to say, I cashed out on the success of my first business venture moving on to bigger, and better things.
When I was a teenager, I loved to surf. I didn’t live near the beach or have a car, but somehow I made it to the beach almost every week throughout high school. So I asked myself, “What do I have to offer?” An extra surfboard and wetsuit I had won in an essay writing contest, and a free surf lesson to anyone who offered to drive me to the beach would do it! If I didn’t find any takers for the week, I took the train to San Francisco and a bus to Pacifica from there, all with a seven-foot surfboard in hand. All entrepreneurs live this lifestyle and share a similar story, and when we have a passion for something… we make it happen!
When I decide to learn a new skill, I put everything I have into it. When you wake up each day with purpose, its hard not to get excited. Some describe it as “getting the bug,” but whatever it is, it turns me somewhat of a curious insomniac.
In high school I worked for an airbrush business doing tattoos at corporate events. I loved the creative flow, and quickly honed my skills enough that I was eventually fired. Why? Because I had practiced so much, that I had become the only employee who could ditch the stencils and do freehand airbrush work. The other employees hated me for it, and so you will find this principle applies to all forms of success.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Ghandi
Seeing a new opportunity, I starting an airbrush business of my own in an untapped market and had more business than I could have asked for.
A little later on I met an online entrepreneur who showed me the inner workings of his Internet Marketing business. It was then that I caught the bug, and its been my obsession ever since. I have been through tons of courses and trainings like many of you, but until recently I didn’t have the confidence to take the necessary action on my own. What was holding me back? Mostly, the uncertainty of it all. But not any more.
Open Source Your Life is an experiment. It is a framework built around duplicating the success of others. Here you will find the tools and advice you need to finally succeed in all aspects of business and life. Join the movement and follow along as I tackle each aspect of online business and passive income, and all of the risk that comes with it!