Happy First Anniversary, Self Stairway

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Happy First Anniversary, Self Stairway

Here we are, one year later.

January 23, 2013 was the night I sat down in my bed and Googled how to setup a website’s domain name and hosting. Surprisingly, it wasn’t as painful as I expected.

Starting this website has been on the back of my mind long before I actually took the leap. I kept holding it off as long as I could and I created more and more excuses for myself. It didn’t help that my family didn’t take me seriously when I told them I wanted to start a website.

So I told myself I was too “busy” with school and that I didn’t have enough money or technical knowledge to maintain a website. Those were obviously just excuses I gave myself so I couldn’t fail if things didn’t work out. You can’t fail if you don’t start at all, right? Ego-preservation at its best.

But then I read a Lifehacker article that mentioned a web host having a sale which brought the price to something like $15/year. Seeing that was the push I needed because I couldn’t honestly tell myself money was a barrier.

Now I can’t imagine what my life would be like right now if I had never taken that leap of faith. I honestly don’t know what to say because this website has given me so much.

I wish I could give an eloquent speech about how much it’s changed my life and made me a better person. I wish I could show you just how grateful I am for everything that’s happened as a result of this website. I wish I could write a 4,000 word article to celebrate Self Stairway’s anniversary.

But I don’t know how I can do any of those right now. With that, I can only say thank you to every single one of you.

Here’s to another great year.

Photo Credit: star5113 – Flickr

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Vincent Nguyen is the author of Self Stairway. After landing his dream job with Empire Flippers he dropped out of school and moved to Davao, Philippines to work closely with the company's founders. Don't worry, he still publishes every Monday and hasn't missed a single week since starting this site in January 2013.

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25 responses to Happy First Anniversary, Self Stairway

  1. Congrats, Vincent. You did not only yourself but many of your readers a favour by taking that leap of faith!

  2. That first year comes around so quickly, doesn’t it? Keep up the good work and who knows what will happen this time next year!

  3. Congratulations, Vince! Keep on inspiring us!

  4. amirah altamirano January 21, 2014 at 9:34 am

    congratulations Vincent!! I’m really happy for you :)

  5. Hey Vincent!

    I have to really thank you for being an inspiration for us all & paving the way through for your own dreams & being the perfect example. Congratulations, you really deserve it! :] Your book recommendation, A Guide to a Good Life: (Modern Stoic), really changed my perspectives on things and shift of focus towards life.

    Look forward to reading & hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Edwin

  6. Hey, Vincent, Congratulations! I look forward to what the next year will bring for you, because we get the benefit of having you share it with us.

  7. Congrats on the anniversary, Vincent! I have been using your site as blueprint for quick success and can hopefully boast of similar results soon. Hope you are enjoying the Philippines!

  8. Congrats on one year, Vincent! You write some good posts on this blog and I hope you’ll continue to have the inspiration to keep writing and have a great second year!

  9. Congratulations Vince!
    More years and more views to come for self-stairway! You didn’t only build a website but also inspired a lot of readers to take the path of self-development. (Cheers!) Hope to build my own website soon. But I still got a lot of excuses. Haha

  10. Happy New Year to Self Stairway.

    Even though you don’t know it, I’ve learnt a lot from studying you Vincent. And I hope I will continue to learn from you.

    Keep kicking ass.

  11. Congrats Vincent! Honestly, you deserve every bit of success you’ve achieved. Diligence and passion pay off – you’re proof of that. I hope all is going well in the Philippines. :)

  12. A year is a llooonnnnggg time in the blogging world! Most people give up! But you’re not most people, right, Vincent?

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