When I started listening to Emperor, I had just been promoted to a new position that I felt unqualified for and I was stumbling badly. Within 5 days I started to feel some effects and after two months or so, my life started to radically change for the better. I ended up getting a big raise and bonus, then about a year or so later I got another promotion. Some time after that I stopped posting here and only visited the forum maybe 3-4 times since then.
My main goal with Emperor were to make enough money writing to quit working and support myself as a self-published novelist. My secondary goal was to get hotter women and get them more easily than I had in the past. I pretty quickly started having lots of fun in that area and also my relationships with friends deepened more than I could have expected.
However, I started to feel like I was dividing my focus too much between getting girls, kicking ass at my job and writing. I kept thinking of the popular Ron Swanson quote from Parks and Recreation: “Never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing.” I decided to think hard, what single thing would help me the most to get what I want in life? What’s the one thing that, if I achieved it, would have a domino effect and help me achieve all my other goals?
I realized that for most of my life, money has been the biggest cause of stress, or rather, the lack of money. I was making really good money, enough to easily pay my bills, but I was still a big unexpected expense away from crisis. I would still panic that the air conditioner in my house would fail or I would need to pay for some big plumbing repair (both things that have happened to me in the past.) So, I decided that I would focus on making as much money as possible by the clearest path available.
Since I hadn’t finished a novel yet, I decided to put writing and women on hold and commit to my job 100%. I made myself indispensable at work, taking on projects that no one wanted, trying to learn as much as possible, working extra on weekends when needed and even making myself available at night to help anyone who needed it. I was answering work texts even after midnight, without compensation.
My company suspended pay increases and bonuses late in 2018 when employees were due for compensation reviews because of a crisis the company was facing. We were supposed to get them in late March of 2020, but then the COVID-19 crisis resulted in another delay. I never wavered, never lost faith. Finally in May, I was offered two very different advancement opportunities. One was a higher leadership position and the other was a technical position on an engineering team. There would be no pay increase for the technical job because we still had a freeze on pay increases and I would be switching to a different division of the company, so I was told if I wanted more money now, I should take the management position.
I had decided that I really didn’t like managing people. It had its moments, but I felt that there was too much babysitting involved and too much time was spent mediating fights between employees. The technical position wasn’t a sure thing. Whereas the management position was mine if I wanted it, the other job was just an invitation to apply. Even though I’m not an engineer and I’m a college dropout, I knew–not thought, knew–that I would get the job. And I did.
From day one, I loved my new job. It’s the most challenging work I’ve ever done and I’ve had to learn things (like using Linux and editing code) that I’d never done before, but it’s been a life changing experience. The salary freeze ended in August and my manager gave me a 13% raise, which I was thrilled with. He actually felt bad because he wanted to give me more but was limited to what he could give me as a newcomer to the division, so he gave me a $12,000.00 bonus since he had more freedom to award bonuses as he saw fit.
Before starting my Emperor run, I was earning $38,000 per year. I finished 2020 with total gross earnings of $81,844.73, more than I’ve ever made and more than I would have thought possible without going back to school before getting on Emperor. With a decent raise, next year I’ll have my first six figure year. I realize that there are others here who already made more than that before Sub Club, but this has been a huge shift from where I was before and it’s more than what I had hoped to be making by now between my job and publishing novels.
Now that I’m making enough money to not worry about money, I’m dedicating 2021 to launching my self-publishing empire. I’ve also recently picked up two new playmates–a gorgeous 30 year old with the greatest tits I’ve ever seen and a sexy, playful 27 year old who’s so dirty she makes me look conservative. Nothing serious; after all I’m keeping my eye on the main prize, but I’m having the time of my life with them.
I have never been so close to having everything I ever wanted, nor have I ever felt so sure that I’m going to have it all.
About six years ago, I made a list of attributes that I was looking for in a woman before I would consider marrying again. She would have to be smart, kind, affectionate, strong, independent, financially successful, responsible, honest, loyal, open minded, beautiful, funny and have a very high sex drive. At the time I thought I would never marry again because women with those attributes would be completely out of my league. A few months ago I stopped thinking that. Nobody is out of my league.
I can’t thank @Fire and @SaintSovereign enough for giving me the tools to finally unlock my potential. I honestly forget that I’m 47 sometimes because I feel like I’m in my mid-twenties with such an incredible future ahead.
I hope the rest of you are crushing it in life and look forward to catching up on all that I’ve missed. Blessings to all of you in the new year!