If you’re on this page, you’re probably curious about who the Ames brothers are. We’re not the Ames Bros clothing company and aren’t related as far as we know.
We’re brothers who are living life a bit differently than most people we know. Below is a quick word from each of us.
If you’re intersted in our stories, please connect with us!
Casey’s Quick Story
My junior year of college was a bit of an existential crises. I felt like I had two paths in front of me. One was my childhood dream, to leave the U.S. and attempt to play soccer in a lower tier league and be poor. The other was to continue to pursue my studies of philosophy towards professorship.
The two options seemed both fitting to me and fun, but in a sense, lacking. Then I happened across a book that changed my life, as it has many others… The 4 Hour Work Week. Figureing out that I could create an online business that would allow not only for financial wealth, but freedom of time and money was one of the most important things I’ve ever learned. I came across this alternative path that no has ever even mentioned to me. Probably because it had only existed as a possibility for maybe 8 years at the point I read it.
Then I said to myself “I’m going to be an entrepreneur!” but quickly realized I had no idea what that meant or how to do ti.
Flash forward a year and my movement towards entrepreneurship was basically non-existent. I was in the spring semester of my senior year and had no idea what I was going to do… until I met a guy in a taco shop in Cancun at 2am in the morning who pointed me towards the Tropical MBA podcast. This was a big shift for me. I no longer felt isolated with this distant thought of becoming a thing I had no idea about.
Soon, after listening to that podcast enough, I realized I needed “chops” as a business owner. So I began making a lot of mistakes. I launched a website that looked “crappy,” I spent too much time getting it to the point of “not as crappy,” and wrote some long blog posts I’m now embarrassed about — not the content, but the academic tone
Another year passes where I work marketing in a cubicle for a company that didn’t care about marketing. Luckily, I kept making mistakes online and learning a little. I learned just enough that I could get hired for an apprenticeship to build a website for an online entrepreneur.
With this new $12 an hour part time remote job in hand, I sold all my stuff and moved to Rio De Janeiro for the summer and haven’t looked back.
At this point now, I’m now partners with said established entrepreneur and have way too many projects on my plate, but I’m happy. I travel a bit, have the freedom to choose my work schedule and have found a new passion… running online based businesses.
This blog is going to be a place for me to formulate thoughts, share my mistakes, and hopefully write something smart every once and a while.
Cory’s Quick Story
I work remotely in digital marketing. I like to travel. I like to think.
I crave a deeper connection with the world. I want to dig deeper into what makes me, “me.” I think this blog will be a medium for that (good or bad judgements pending).
I’ve grown up the youngest brother of three. This taught me to watch and observe.
I battle with fear of failure, fear of incapability, and a fear of not connecting with others.
I’m interested in a whole bucket of things. I want to listen to stories. I want to surround myself with others doing far cooler shit than I. I want to invite a circle of passionate people around me.
I’m proud of what I’ve done so far in my life. I’ve chosen an alternative path with my education (I say that instead of “dropout” because my dad does not like the connotation). I’ve spent some time traveling now. I’m working remotely for a rapidly growing digital marketing company.
Again, I’m proud of all that.
However, I requested some good friends of mine to shed some light on the shadows of my personality. Almost in uniform fashion, I was told I must remember I don’t know it all. There’s always more to learn. There are always going to be things I don’t have the answers to.
I’m thrilled to be finally writing. Then, ya know, putting that writing somewhere (here).
To the observation of my growth and folly!