Why I’m a Writer

Matt Smith is ‘House of the Dragon’s’ ‘agent of chaos.’ And he’s loving every minute of it.

It was all-consuming. It was a full-time job. To be honest, it was more exhausting than I expected it to be.

A while back at the age of 33, I realized I had a long way to go in my career before I reached financial freedom. It’s a process that takes time.

As I began to take stock, I noticed that the work I had done on the path forward over the previous 12 years hadn’t exactly resulted in a career as a full-time writer with the potential to have millions in potential earnings.

So, I made a vow: To give up the business, get my degree, and start my own business. That way, I would build the life that I had imagined.

And then, a few months later, I started my own business, with the goal of building my personal brand.

I’m often asked when I was first starting my business, “Why do you have to be on the road all the time?” It was an honest question.

I did what I needed to do. I traveled to places—like the U.S. or Africa or Asia—that I needed to know to succeed at what I was doing. And I took on projects when I needed to get things done.

I didn’t quit my day job. I didn’t have an office. I didn’t have an assistant. But I got to travel and do things that I did not want to do, and that I was needed to do in order to succeed.

And I did it for the fun.

I realized that I didn’t need to give up on success before then. The only issue was that the things I was dreaming of weren’t yet within my reach. And so, I had the rest of my life to work on.

Every day I look forward to getting up, coming into my office, and getting to work.

I love being the agent of chaos. It’s a great word in my opinion. People don’t want to be managed. They want

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