Hey everyone and welcome to my Digital Passionist website.
I've been fascinated by the internet and all its features since the time it was established. Can't think of even a single day from then that I wasn't using it in whatever manner. So going online with my own business became a passion of mine since the late 1990's.
Starting the transition from 9-to-5 to becoming an online entrepreneur turned out to be very challenging for me. And I'm not talking about going all-in from the start...I just wanted to earn some bucks in addition to what I was making corporate.
But let me share my story with you chronologically.
There's always been two major professions I wanted to accomplish - first becoming an engineer and second going self-employed.
Concerning the first part I did pretty well. I got my diploma when I was 27 years old and it only took me the regular time of study after some years of social and ecclesiastical service I financed myself.
Reaching my second goal turned out to be some kind of a nightmare for me though.
A Little Story About Getting (T)Here...
In the traditional working world I faced a serious bankruptcy when the world's economy crashed due to the financial crisis back in 2008 although this business was internet based. Just at a point when my business started to take some momentum.
So what would you do when something like that happened to you?
You guess it...you turn to Google and YouTube to see if anybody "out there" could know anything to help you solve your issue.
And that's exactly what I did.
It took me quite a while to sort out artcles, videos and offers that I thought would be helpful for me. Doing this all on my own with no experience and no help at all turned out to be a very long trip to nowhere.
I spent an aweful lot of money and a rediculous amount of time working days and nights just to figure out that most of the information I gathered and systems I joined had probably worked for those sharing it - but they surely did not work for me.
Nevertheless with years having passed by, I decided to give it another try and booked a sophisticated coaching programme by one of the internet's leading names and created my first own digital product. The following launch was nothing but a total flop.
Don't get me wrong here, my mentor really knows what's working and his course was definitvely worth the money, I just couldn't get my product to the people's hard disks. So taking that shortcut wasn't my way either.
To make a long story short, I eventually found my way.
What changed the game for me
The thing I needed was to change the perspective.
When the fogs disappeared, I found myself pretty devastated and with more than $30k to my name. As a husband and father of four kids this was making me feeling bound tightly and as if somebody would cut off my air to breathe.
But still...what I learned was I had to focus on my audience's problems and not on mine. And wasn't this what I initially wanted to do - helping people to live their life as they want to by sharing my experience and knowledge with them to transform from 9-to-5 and become a successful online entrepreneur?
Why I Started This Blog
There it was - the solution for my problem. And the reason for creating my own content driven blog and starting our secret revolution against 9-to-5.
As I've painfully experienced so many pitfalls, so many false prophets with their shiny objects and so much misery in succeeding, I don't want anybody to go through what I've gone through.
To overcome the moods that came from those moments of failure, to motivate myself again and again and never to lose sight of perspective of what also I could be able to accomplished was what kept me going.
Much more than money is worth is worth the time of life. In the end, all of my so-called bad experiences turned out to be many little or big stepping stones to reaching my goal.
What's my goal and my mission?
So this blog "DigitalPassionist.com" is not about shooting some promotional bullets into your face.
It's about getting the picture as a whole of successfully doing online business and being a source of inspiration to you - emotionally, mentally and technically - to help you grow your personality, transform from 9-to-5 and establish your brand as a second-to-none asset.
This is my way of giving back.
As matter of fact, I ultimately discovered an easy to understand and follow road map. With the time I developed a modular plan to build, grow and scale your business.
It's basically a blueprint for escaping from 9-to-5 to what you're totally passionate about doing and monetizing this in an ethical, personal and powerful way.
I've made it my mission to help at least 10.000 people to transform from employee to digital passionist to experience their own freedom of time, location and money so that they can live the life they've always dreamt of and truly deserve. Because there's way more to life than just 9-to-5.
My plea to y'all
So have a look around and feel free to soak in everything you need for your progress.
If you ever have anything to share in respect to building your own business or personality, I would love to hear it and urge you to share it.
Should you be in need of a helping hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
Veit H. Kölln
Founder of DigitalPassionist.com