• Mickey Koss is a West Point graduate with a degree in economics who transitioned to the Finance Corps.
• He found Bitcoin Magazine by accident and his second article submission was rejected, only to be hired behind the scenes later by the editor who rejected him.
• With support from his wife and the Bitcoin community, he eventually gained enough confidence to post his work on social media.
My Journey Into Writing for Bitcoin
I’m Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. I spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps. One day while looking for a customer service email address, I came across an article submission link for Bitcoin Magazine. Seeing an opportunity, I wrote them an idea and they liked it! Although my first draft was accepted, my second one was not so lucky; however, this rejection became an invaluable learning experience that motivated me to adjust my strategy and ultimately change my frame of mind. Eventually, after 10 articles published, I had enough courage to post them publicly through social media channels with support from both family and the Bitcoin community.
Finding My Confidence
The feedback from friends and peers gave me newfound confidence that others were interested in what I had written about — something I hadn’t experienced prior to writing about cryptocurrency topics. This affirmation allowed me to step out of my comfort zone more often as well as begin reaching out for opportunities within the industry such as being hired by the same editor who initially rejected me.
Realizing The Possibilities
Through working on Bitcoin-related projects and content creation, what started off as mere curiosity has now turned into something much bigger: A realization that there are endless possibilities beyond just staying within one’s comfort zone or pursuing low-risk career paths. With hard work comes great reward; There is no limit when it comes to creativity.
Drawing Inspiration From Others
The beauty of being part of this new economy is gaining insight from those already involved in it — their success stories can be incredibly inspiring and motivating! As someone who once felt limited in their own capabilities, these stories serve as reminders that anything is possible if you put your mind (and energy) into it.