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You can make millions, be super famous, and still be depressed

You can make millions, be super famous, and still be depressed You can make millions, be super famous, and still be depressed
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This sounds antinomic, yet a reality of life for many successful people.


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Maybe you know Alex Tew, the guy behind the infamous million-dollar page – a piece of internet history -. Around 2005, on a late night and lying on his bed, he came out with the idea of a lifetime: start a webpage with a million pixels that could be purchased for $1 apiece.

He did make the million bucks in just 4 months from a 50 dollars investment.

He then dropped out of college, moved to London. Between 2006 and 2010, he launched a series a venture without being able to replicate his success, with some consequences on his mental health. Feeling severely depressed for years, unable to sleep correctly and eat well.

Eventually though, he was able to find a sense of fulfillment again and launched in 2012 “Calm”, a mediation app, who went from $100K revenue in 2015, to $37 million in 2017

By @lau on 13/05/2018


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