I try hard not to come off sounding full-of-myself, self-centered, or egotistical. I really do, because I'm really none of those things.*
But I also really, really believe that I can succeed at whatever I put my mind to.
Does that sound bad to say? I hope not.
As I sit here today, I am an online educator. I create video courses on topics that the market needs, and sell them. I am happy that 80,000+ students have found these videos valuable, and I plan to continue doing this as long as I enjoy it.
I'm often asked by friends, “What if the market was to change tomorrow, and your income was to drastically drop as a result?”
This answer to this question has always been that, “I'm not worried about it”.
You see, I am confident in my own abilities to adapt to changes to the market.
If hosting courses on marketplaces stops being effective, I can focus on my own site. If my particular topic area becomes way too competitive and I find myself falling behind, I can switch to other topics. Should the entire online market for video courses collapse, I can switch to other products.
If I get tired or bored of the entire business, there are other businesses. I've had success selling other products online and can devote more time to that.
I don't know about you. But I'm not worried. The world is full of opportunity. The Internet is full of opportunity. And my eyes are open to it.
* Or I might have poor self-awareness.