Today marks the 16 year Anniversary of me leaving America’s Corporate system. I will never forget this day because I did not only decided to quit my job. I took my rent money and invested in the opportunity which paved the way for so many more opportunities. It has not been an easy journey at all. But I’ve enjoyed every last minute, the good, the bad and the ugly!
I remember the 1st day, sitting at a Starbuck in Tampa Bay, Florida contemplating on taking the risk. Think about all of the consequences, if I failed. I was currently in college year-around, studying for a Master in Architecture at the time. I need all of my cash for class projects and the cost of living was high in Tampa. So as I read over and over the licensing agreement I felt this slight tingle in my stomach...Fear!
As a person of faith, I believe through the generations since Adam, all mankind has come under this shadow of Fear. I knew at that moment I had to go forward with this opportunity. So I sign the agreement and yes “fax” it in! After the licensing fee was drafted from my account, my heart drops to my stomach. Especially after I came home to Late Notice when I left Starbuck.
I set in the car for a moment and said, “ Lord what have I done?”. But I was determined to make this work. So I started by creating a potential marketing campaign and sales pipeline with my girlfriend. I presented the services to my family and friends first. Within the first hour, I was totally burnout! Several of my family members ask me “Why the hell I’m doing this? You should be focus on school, not a business!” I was very discouraged but I knew I had to at least get my rent money back or I was going to be homeless! Also, my mom and dad were going to kill me!
So I got back on the phone presented my services to over 60 people in under three hours! Within that time period. I signed over 20 new customers generating 2x the amount of my rent! I never look back ever since! At that moment I was taught at 19 years old, that I can make over $600 per hour if I work smart. That NO ONE determined my worth BUT ME and if I allow someone to pay me $30 per hour for something I know I’ve mastered. That means my time is only worth $0.50 per minute, anyone can afford it! I realized a long time ago how priceless I was and especially my time. See when you find your purpose in life, your self-value become priceless.
Now over 15 years late with over 15,000 logged work hours, with all the ups and downs. I thank God every day for the blessing of owning my own masters & system which allows me true time & financial freedom. On this Anniversary I’m on the dawn of a new era of innovative thought process and purpose-driven business models. Thanks to all of the professionals & organzation who’s allow me to be apart of their on going success these past 15 years. But now I want to help everyone I come in contact with achieve their purpose and master their gifts moving forward in work & life. Hopefully, you will be apart of my next 15,000 work hours of discovering the greatness in people!