Where to begin?
I was exactly where I wanted to be. Or so I thought…
I had graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Supply Chain Management. I landed what I thought was my “dream job” in the oil & gas industry and got to work a few months after graduating.
I even got an $8,000 signing bonus.
Life was going according to plan!
It wasn’t until I completed a rotation program and was moved into a position that was supposed to be my next stepping stone that I started to think “there’s got to be more to life than this.”
I realized I just wasn’t happy.
I saw the little “10 years of service” signs above managers’ desks and thought to myself “there is NO WAY I see myself being here for THAT long.”
In fact, I couldn’t see myself being there for even another year. I wanted out, I needed out.
Do you know why people don’t have great lives? It’s because they have good lives.
You see, I had a “pretty good life.” But I wanted a GREAT one.
The entrepreneurial gears began moving inside my head. I was ready to craft my escape vehicle.
I started tinkering with ideas with a friend and we developed our first prototype. We spent hours and hours fine tuning the prototype, coming up with a name for the product, and filing a patent.
By the time the patent was filed, I quit my job to go and claim my millions.
PLOT TWIST: the molds took far longer than expected to manufacture and my savings began to dwindle pretty quickly with mounting attorney and manufacturing costs.
I had to find a way to make some money and FAST!
Hustling was the name of the game.
- I found items to resell from garage and estate sales
- I tried offering various services like 3D printing, photography, and web development
- I wrote a book and threw it up on Amazon
- I was looking for ways to make some quick cash
I wasn’t gaining any traction… it didn’t make any sense… I was motivated, hustling, and working hard. Why wasn’t anything working?
I had to get focused.
I came across a book called The One Thing by Gary Keller… it talked about getting very focused and good at just one thing.
It all made so much sense. I had to eliminate all the distractions.
I set my sights on real estate wholesaling and dropped all the other hustles completely.
I knew that I needed to find mentors to learn from instead of trying to figure it all out on my own.
I joined an awesome team called Senna House Buyers in Houston. We’ve got a pool and ping pong table in the backyard, and I get to bring my dog into the office when I want to.
I’ve learned a ton about real estate in the last year. I’ve been consistently closing 5-figure deals, with my largest wholesale fee on a deal coming out to $31,000.
I’m currently finishing up my real estate license and am raising some investment capital to get started on some flips.
Currently, I’m 100% focused on real estate. I’ve shelved the invention idea for the time being to maintain focus on what’s producing results today.
I am continuing to release new weekly episodes for my podcast (which I’ve organically grown to 20,000+ downloads a month), and would like to continue to grow that as well as gain some ground in affiliate marketing.
Thank you for checking out my story and following along my journey. I want to remind you that progress is better than perfection and that massive, focused action will undoubtedly bring you results and therefore success.
I’m nowhere near where I want to be, but I’m so much further than I would have been if I had stayed in the cubicle at that comfy corporate role.
I have huge goals and dreams, but I make sure to enjoy the entire process and journey instead of delaying happiness for some later point in life.
Take. The. Leap.
Often times, taking a leap of faith can be scary. You don’t know what’s on the other side of your fears or if you’ll be ready.
What I can tell you is that if you don’t take that step towards your dreams or goals, you’ll live a life of regret wondering how things could have been.
Take chances, make mistakes, and learn. You might fail a few times, and that’s okay.
You’ll be much closer to success than the person who fails to try at all.
Be great or be average. It’s your choice.