For as long as I can remember, I have always believed I was meant for something greater. I followed my dreams of being an actor to Hollywood, but quickly realized it was a lot harder than I had ever imagined. In order to make ends meet, I took a job as a customer service representative at an online wedding planning service and began making more money than I had ever made in my life. Soon my goals of becoming an actor faded away to the security of a paycheck, and I quickly became less and less fulfilled. I went to school thinking that was the path I was supposed to go in order to get a good job and feel like I was worth something, but that only lead me further down the road of depression. This life continued for several years until the day came when I had to make a decision. I could either continue down this road of misery or change my life.
I made the decision to save my own life and create my own happiness. I always loved visual story telling, so used my film school education to start my own advertising and marketing agency. While I was able to come up with creative ideas for local commercials and online videos, I had absolutely no idea what real advertising and marketing was let alone how to run a business. So, the real work was about to begin. I spent every waking minute learning the art of business including marketing, accounting, finance, communications and expansion.
While this was all going on, I continued my 40-hour a week job. I just couldn’t cut the presumed security of a traditional job. I was filled with fear and just couldn’t let go. What if I fail? What would I do for money for security? My business was growing, but I still lacked the confidence to go all in. By this time, I was working between 70-80 hours a week, but still wasn’t completely satisfied. I had no time for my family, my business wasn’t at the level I wanted and I was still working for someone else. Again, something had to change.
I had all of the knowledge and skill set to take my business to the next level, but lacked the confidence in myself. This fear kept me playing small. I began taking courses to improve my business and marketing skills. I went to conferences and conventions to network and become ignited in building my business. Those were all great and lasted for a few days. I would make small strides, but still not to the level I wanted. It wasn’t until I started working on myself that I started seeing major shifts in my business. The more events I participated in that were outside of my comfort zone, the more confident I would become, the more confident I became, the more risks I would take and the more risks I would take lead to an increase in my business, which allowed me to create leverage and create the time freedom and happiness I have desired for my whole life.
Now, I have developed a solid vision of whom I am meant to become and am continuously taking great strides in becoming a person of impact. Once I developed confidence in myself, I became unstoppable. Confidence has given the necessary skill set to vastly improve my video and social media marketing. Best of all I finally developed the courage to quit my dead end corporate job and follow the path to true happiness and freedom. Getting to the true root of my delays has allowed my business to grow leaps and bounds and I now have people approaching me interested in receiving coaching. I am more excited than ever to continuously scale my business, which will include coaching, masterminds, products and events to further improve the lives of entrepreneurs.
For the past 10 years, I have tried to figure everything out on my own. I have had great successes and even greater failures. I wish I had sought out a master to guide me.
Using his experience and expertise would have saved me a lot of time, money and energy in building my business. This is my mission for entrepreneurs. Utilize and continue to grow my expertise and experience to create a world where entrepreneurs have the confidence and the authority to break the shackles of their corporate jobs, follow their passion and create a life of impact.