Who’s This Vincent Nguyen Guy?
Hi! I’m Vincent Nguyen, author of Self Stairway. That’s me on the right.
I’ve written for several popular personal development blogs such as Tiny Buddha, Marc and Angel Hack Life, Dumb Little Man, Addicted2Success, Primer Magazine, and more.
This website has content without the sugarcoating.
No beating around the bush. No telling you to “just be optimistic.” Only practicality, truth, and a swift ass-kicking to motivate you.
I used to be awkward, risk-averse, unconfident, and unhappy. There’s still a bit of those four left but my progress is clear. There’s a huge difference between who I was and who I am now.
Through conscious self-reflection and the fact that I used to walk in those shoes, I understand the barriers. I remember what used to run through my mind and I take that all into consideration each time I sit down and write.
My articles are all inspired by life experiences analyzed to its core. Nothing on this site is written through theory or maybes and I always provide actionable and practical steps you can take through calls-to-action.
If I don’t do that then you’re at least left with something to think about. This isn’t my personal journal where I dump my personal nonsense on you.
Sounds Awesome, But Tell Me About Vincent Nguyen!
Some call me an urban legend. Others call me an efficient machine. I call myself a juggler who loves helping people change their lives. I’ve got my hands in tons of different things, but I treat this website like a full-time job.
Right now, I’m a college student (taking 26 credits!) while simultaneously working for multiple companies. As of September 23, 2013: Ignore that striked out part above. Exactly 8 months after starting Self Stairway, I dropped out of college after landing my dream job with Empire Flippers!
As of January 2, 2015: Alright, ignore even that striked out part above too. I’ve had an AMAZING journey with EF and I would do it all over again if I could.
But it was time to leave the nest.
What do I mean?
Here’s a quick timeline of life-changing events that I’ve been fortunate enough to have gone through:
August 2012: Started my first year in community college without a single clue what I “wanted to do”
January 2013: Opened Self Stairway — the pivotal event that led to everything that follows below
January 2013 – September 2013: Wrote a ton of guest posts and built friendships with some amazing influencers
September 2013: Got my dream job with Empire Flippers and dropped out of college the same day — game-changers
November 2013: Moved to Davao City, Philippines to work as Empire Flippers’ Marketing Apprentice, learning tons in the process and meeting the smartest people I know
May 2014: Promoted to Marketing Director — booya!
October 2014: Spent a month in Thailand and shook hands with possibly 50+ location independent entrepreneurs over a 3-day period — entrepreneurial itch kicking in. Told my boss I’m thinking of leaving EF
November 2014: Back in the US and entrepreneurial itch is in full-breakout mode
December 2014: Let my bosses know that I’ve decided to leave the company to start my own business
January 2015: Growth Ninja was born the day after New Years at approximately 6am Arizona time.
March 2015: Growth Ninja has its first invoices paid… Officially profitable!
April 2015: Realized I managed to hit five-figures in Q1 for my new business.
May 2015: Sent invoices for previous month with major milestone accomplished: five-figures in April alone!
September 2016: Realized I literally haven’t updated this timeline in over a year. Things are still good, business still going strong, and I’m happy. Life is great still.
Now that you have a better idea of Self Stairway and the guy writing all this… Here are some articles you can get started with:
- 40 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner (The Compact Guide to Life)
- How to Be a Good Friend (And Signs to Avoid Being a Bad One)
- Lonely or Insecure? How to Feel Better About Yourself
- How to Be Confident, Meet People, and Influence Others
- 10 Life Quotes and Lessons to Live By
- Why Stoicism is the Ultimate Self-Improvement Philosophy
- Life Lessons from Ernest Hemingway
- The Zen of a Morning Person: How to Love 6.00 a.m.
And I just had to show this off… Here’s a photo of me attempting to pull off the Pride Rock look: