I’m a family guy in my early thirties who learned about passive income because I had to. Like so many other people, I’m on my Plan B career.

I graduated from college with an architecture degree and went to work for an amazing architectural firm as a Job Captain. I was thriving in my career and had no plans to leave it—but there are some parts of life we can’t control.

The downturn in the economy hit my industry hard. In 2008, just a few months before my wedding, I was laid off from my job.

Pat Flynn SNAPCHAT NAME: @patflynnspi