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Can you tell me the story of your prior successes, challenges, and major responsibilities?
Parents split up at the age of 13. I was always struggling financially from a very young age so I started selling door to door airations services at the age of 14-18. Then I dropped out of university at the age of 19 years old, followed my curiosity and strengths (sales) and went on to close 20 million dollars of High-Ticket sales in under 4 years. Started to build a High-Ticket sales agency training sales reps and outsourcing them to entrepreneurs and companies that needed sales executives.
Social rejection: Before building my Sales Agency to where it is today, close friends and family never understood why I chose to dropout out of school and leave sales to start my business in 2017. Family and friends don’t share your passion or support your ideas and they usually question your decision making.
The best way I tackled Social Rejection for me was to network with like minded entrepreneurs and mentors, that way I could share my business ideas and personal experiences.
Faced age stereotypes at a very young age – Starting my business at the age of 23 and serving clients that were 2 to 3 times older than me came with a lot of pushback and challenges, but I realized that you can guide your behavior by treating other people in the same manner as you would like them to treat you.
Financial struggles in beginning stages of building my sales agency – I compensated for my financial problems by always having a fantastic sales process and a solid business plan so I could improve my chances of attracting the right key people to invest and support me in my company. Remember you can always build a successful company even with the challenges associated with limited funding.
Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?
No matter what at some point in business you will always hit a wall and at that point you feel like your whole life is going to collapse. I hit that wall back in 2017, lost 117,000 in Ad and marketing spend and made 1300 back in return while 3 employees and my top partner left the company. I was back with $2300 in my checking account. At that time I remember my mentor always telling me that the way you behave and react when you hit that wall in business creates habits, and the worst is giving up and quitting.
I was a lot closer than I thought, I focused on what I could control “my work ethic”, so I got back to work, picked up the phone and the next week I closed 3 of my biggest sales contracts to date. Sadly, many entrepreneurs give up and fail to realize that success is right around the corner. There is never a clear marker to achieving a difficult goal. The finish line is always right around the corner.