So my story begins after I drop out of High School. It was my sophomore year and I wasn’t really confident in anything I did, an like most 17 years old trying to figure out my identity. My parents will evolve in drugs and other activities during my adolescent life. It was hard me and I had to really learn how to be independent at young age. So I got a plenty of jobs and always felt like I could do more.
Then my life took a turn for the best and I had a friend introduce me to a Bible Study in gilbert. I was never really religious at all; neither was my family. I said “No” at first, but then he told me that there was going to be food there, so I was in. It was August of 2000, don’t remember the exact date; but I was changed from that day and have been going strong ever since then.
Almost first opportunity came when I was 20 years old. I discovered the world of Network Marketing. My first company was Primerica Finical Services. I remember my friend telling me he had meet this guy the gym, and he wanted to talk to me about a business opportunity.
So I went to my first meeting, and I saw opportunity for the first time. So many times when I was growing up, people said that I need to go to school, graduate college, get a good job, and then you will be able to retire around 65 years old. Well I knew there was something better and I found it. It’s called Network Marketing or the MLM industry.
Well I got involve with Primerca with a couple of friends. You should saw how excited I was about it. Everybody that came within three feet of me got talked too. So I was getting meeting-after-meeting and doing very well. Then it came down to taking the test. Well let’s just say the test anxiety set in, and I could never pas it. So I was closing deals but getting barely anything for it, because I wasn’t license by the state.
So I had my first encounter with failure, and it didn’t feel good. Now I could have just quit altogether, but I was hungry to have the success that others had in this industry. So I determine to find something that would fit my personality and product that would be great for me.
I found that company and put me on the path that I was looking for all along. That company was ACN, which was in the telecommunications industry. I meet some really good people, and found a mentor who was were I was at young age. He taught me the science behind this industry, and why most people fail. With his help I was able to be a large team, and have some good success.
Now with all good things, there are usually some bumps in the road. I was fast with a decision to start with a company and some leaders who were doing a start-up. Well in my mind I trusted them, and even up leaving ACN to be one of the key figures in helping this company grow.
So after getting off to a great start, are started to notice some things that were not right. Also I had some questions about the product. Well I went on being the good leader and recruiting more people anyway because I trusted the leaders, and then it happen. This was more first encounter with “FTC” and they were asking the questions that I was thinking all along.
Well they ended firing the CEO and tried to turn it around but it was too late. So at this point I was frustrated and very cynical about the industry overall and vowed never do to Network Marketing again.
So I went back to work in that same unhappy state knowing there was something better. Then I got a phone call from my pastor, and told me about a guy who needs help with sales for a Microsoft Solutions product. So I decided to meet him and this started my career in the software industry.
We ended up doing close to a million dollars in busy in our first year, and had zero experience with the product, and honestly wasn’t that great with math. So it came time to talk about being a partner and receiving a portion of the company earnings. Well let’s just say that I learn a important lesson, and that is get it in witting.
I have been consulting for the last couple years and helping MLM’s and big leaders with branding, marketing, and sales systems. I have large companies and small we have worked with getting all of these things in place. We just released our new sales funnel software to the entire industry with all the tools in one place called ToolsRock, I’m so excited now to be able to help so many struggling people in the industry.
Again thank you for reading my story, and I look forward to investing in Your future.