By the way, I do music, check me out at: www.jtwizmusic.com, www.jtwiz.com
I do Maui Thai, Ninjitsu, I like working out, I love science especially physics and robotics, I like all genres of music.
P.O.O.R = Passing Over Opportunities Regularly. R.I.C.H = Realizing It Can Happen
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I started off like most Network marketers. Broke and looking for a way out. I finished university feeling unfulfilled with no dream job that I thought I would get once I graduated. I ended up working at a call center (the company is now bankrupt) with little freedom and no control over my life. My bosses had control, they told me what to do and when to do it. Worst of all they were so nit picky about it, it was very annoying, but hey.... what could I do, I worked for them and needed the money every 2 weeks. I had $31,000 of student loan debt plus $6,000 of credit card debt. When I was in school, because of my schedule, no job would hire me part time, so what did I use for books, food, and transportation when my student loan fell short?....Credit Cards. And with no income to pay it off, the interest accumalated rapidly, and before you know it, most of those credit cards where in collections by the time I graduated. I also had musical talents and ambitions toward becoming successful in the music industry. This is what I loved to do, but I didn't have much money to persue the dream. Between studio time, paying produers, organizing shows, often times I had to make a decision between work and music. So now I'm fresh out of school with dreams of being a super star, I'm broke, in debt, and I got bad credit....NOT GOOD! So I thought to myself, because of todays competative market, maybe I need more skill sets and an advanced degree in a practical field. So now I'm in the school frame of mind again, dreading going back, but I figured I had to do it. So not only am I broke, in debt, got bad credit, but my endeavour to go back to school will put me in even more debt.
I started school again still feeling unfulfilled thinking to myself that this is somewhat of a bitter sweet, win/lose situation. When I graduate I'll have more skills (good thing), potentially getting a better job (good thing). However, i will have more debt (bad thing) and I'll be working for someone else again with little freedom (bad thing). I started pondering.....hmmm.....Is this it? Is this life? In todays economy we work hard all our lives to stay competative and get little freedom and self satisfaction in return? We live our lives with little control and dread going to work, complain about not spending enough time with family and friends because of our jobs, and we are often hindered from Getting Out Our Dreams becasue we stay in jobs we don't like? The little guy has little power, continually being pushed around by the system because he doesn't have enough of what the world cares about most, MONEY! (I care about other things as well) Why is it that some people have absolute freedom and do almost whatever they want and live happy fulfilled lives? It all boils down to cashflow, being in a position to do what you want when you want, being in business for yourself. I gradually began to desire to become apart of that 5% who control the 95%. Not so I could weild my power, but so I couldn't be controlled and have freedom. So now I'm on the right track thinking about different businesses to start and get involved with but I hit a road block.
START UP CAPITAL! Where was I gonna get it, how was I gonna make it, my credit was a little better by then but still, a few tarnishes lingered on my report from my undergrad days, plus I still had a huge outstanding student loan. It almost seemed impossible. I started getting into network marketing and direct selling. What apealed to me about MLM/direct selling was that there was very little start up capital required. With the money I make with it I could put it in investments and other businesses to grow my wealth, and most importantly I will have freedom and time to persue what I want, music. But that was just a dream at the time. I eventually got involved in a number of companies, I failed at most and made a little money with others. Coming out of those companies, one thing I learned about this industry is that there are A LOT OF GARBAGE COMPANIES OUT THERE! I'm not going to name any names and slander any companies, it would just be unprofessional. But I will tell you why they left a bad impression with me. They either had poor leadership, poor irelavent products/services, unpractical and/or very rescrictive recruiting methods, or a combination of all. I have no regrets though, because this taught me how to really analyze different marketing opportunities out there and pick out the gems from the stones. It really allowed me to experience what was lacking out there and from this experience provide and fill in the gap of what is missing. The experience drove me to join companies that realize this as well, who are thus doing the same. From then on, I've only joined what I deem to be practical, valued, relevant, and marketable opportunites.
With a knew sharper eye for successful opportunities I narrowed it down to just online opportunites mainly because freedom is what motivated me in the 1st place. With an online business I can be anywhere in the world as long as I have a computer with internet access. Also, online businesses are very good at (more so than brick and mortor, and MLM companies that require 1 on 1 meetings and gatherings, etc) leveraging other people's efforts through the power of the internet. This way you make money 24/7 while you sleep. I began to read about successful online marketers such as Mike Dillard and Daegan Smith who started from the same humble beginnings and grew their businesses into million dollar companies. This really motivated me to do the same so I stumbled across a number of opportunities and created a few myself. Since then I have never looked back. Many successful people fail hundreds of times before they get it right, but they always get back up, and that is key to success. I didn't let my bad experiences from the past hinder my frame of mind to want to achieve more than what the average Joe accomplishes. And as I reinvest my profits into other business and investment endeavours, I will never leave online marketing because this is where it all started for me. It was the seed, and the tree is still growing......rapidly.