I like to golf, fish, shoot pool, bowl, and shoot darts, however I am not good at any of them. I enjoy card and board games, loud music and singing in the shower.
Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Bo Short, David Schwartz, John Maxwell, Bob Burg, Richard Fenton, John Milton Fogg, Darren Hardy, Robert Kiyosaki, Dan Millman
“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” “Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.” “The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.” “My son is now an ‘entrepreneur’. That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.” “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” “One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.” “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” “A person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.”
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My goals after high school were to go to college, get a degree in law, or possibly accounting, and become successful and wealthy. I would find the perfect woman and make her my wife. We would buy the perfect suburban home, and have lots of children. I was going to be a good father, husband, and provider, and she would be the perfect wife, mother, and homemaker. That was the American dream, and I wanted it for myself.
At the age of 40, I am reforming these dreams and goals. I now want to demonstrate strong family values, ethics, and integrity. My goals are more driven by my ability to help others, and by how I will be remembered by my friends and family
I have recently experienced some traumatic events (divorce and job loss) in my life which led me to reevaluate my goals and dreams, My self esteem hit rock bottom. I saw myself as a failure that could not keep my family together, or keep my job.
I then found myself at a fork in the road faced with the decision of which path to take. One road takes me down the same road I have traveled before, and the other is a road that I have not traveled before. I chose the road not traveled. I did not look at my situation as an ending, but I chose to see it as new beginning.
I decided not to return to the food service industry. The restaurant business is a highly demanding job. There is also a huge amount of stress, and long hours involved. This would severely disrupt and challenge my time management. Attention from my children would also be diverted in a time where it is extremely crucial.
I joined the ranks of many other successful people in the Network Marketing profession. I am educating myself daily in the online and offline marketing game. Network Marketing is a reputable profession and the folks who see that will capitalize and have great success.
Success takes risk. People claim to be entrepreneurs or business professionals, but when it comes down to investing in an opportunity than can change their lives, they become skeptical. What other entrepreneur became successful without investing or taking risks? Believing in “too good to be true”, is a self fulfilling prophecy and those who buy into that mentality will never succeed at anything. I took that risk and I am glad I did. I can now say “Gee I am glad I did that” while many skeptics say “Damn I wish I would have”
My dream of who I want to be continues to be a good husband and father, however I want to make a positive impact on others lives as well. I want to utilize my gifts of teaching, guiding and leading to help people live successful and fulfilling lives. My goals in life have changed from when I was a young adult. I am still interested in success, but the force that drives me has changed. My goals are more driven by my ability to help others, and how I will be remembered by my friends and family.
I am a much more responsible person now than I was as a young adult and have learned improved time management skills. I now have quality time with my son’s to prevent their emotional well being from neglect.I want to be an example to my sons. I want to be someone they can look up to. I want to demonstrate strong family values and ethics. I want to be the spiritual leader of my family and pass that on to my sons. I want to display integrity in all that I do. I want to pass that on to my sons and someday witness them passing it on to their sons. That is the “why” that drives me each and everyday to be successful.
My Location: Chicago(Elgin), Illinois