I was into the idea of working for myself for as long as I can remember. However, I was blissfully ignorant to the “entrepreneur’s mindset” until I read the classic book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad.” This is a simple book, but my naive mind was thrown for a loop. I believe that I have thought of things differently than others, but RDPD was the first book that told me this was ok.
It was ok to thrive off of being different.
I was 15 or 16 at the time, and I made a decision around that time that I would figure out a way to work for myself.
I didn’t know how, I didn’t know when, but I was going to make it happen.
After my first year of college, I took my first “entrepreneurial” job. I sold Cutco for Vector Marketing, arguably one of the most difficult sales jobs ever.
Through a combination of gumption, good luck, and hard work in the face of a LOT of rejection, I finished #1 in sales out of 1,200 sales reps in my office my first summer on the job.
I made more ($1,000) in my first 4 days than I made in my entire first year in college, washing dishes at a sorority ($850.) That level of early success inspired me to keep at it, deal with the ups and downs, deal with the amount of people that gave me crap, and just keep shooting darts at the wall. But the more darts I threw, the better my aim got.
Then finally one stuck.
I refined my methods, my ideas got better, and I learned to see 50,000 feet ahead. I have literally started 4 profitable companies in a row, and all of them have hit the six-figure level.
This blog is about what I learned over those years, what I’ve learned more recently, and what I learn through my daily life now.
More recently, I have decided it was important to document these thoughts.
I have created a “big, hairy, audacious” goal this year by committing to writing 250,000 words of quality content in 2016. This will be one heck of a journey, and hopefully others can derive value from the content I create.
I will be maintaining the highest level of integrity in keeping myself accountable in a public way my documenting my progress for anyone to see at this link:
Glad you’re here for the journey!
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