Six Years to the Date… OG to YLBN

On February 9th of 2012 I made a decision that I attribute the vast majority of my current success to.

At the time I was going into my final year of undergraduate studies at The University of Southern Mississippi where I was double majoring in Psychology and Spanish. I had plans of moving to Miami Florida, finding a counseling related job in some helping field, and working my way up to someday havinScreen Shot 2018-02-22 at 3.30.58 AMg an administrative position where I’d me as close as possible to six figures per year. Anyways, back to February 9, 2012; a week or so earlier I was introduced to a network marketing company by the name of Organo Gold. Anyone familiar with the industry understands the initial prospecting activities leading up to the close and registration as a representative of the company. I had not previously allowed a pitch to get this far, but there were a few things different about this time. For one, the main product being distributed was something that I was already consuming, but in a less healthy version.  Second, the track record of the company’s leadership was quite nice. Third and most important to me at the time, my former favorite NFL Receiver to play with on MADDEN Football (Rod Smith, of the Denver Broncos) ended up on the other end of the line talking to me about his belief in the company and it’s vision. I really respected him as a man and athlete, so I didn’t think he would steer me wrong in a business deal.  At that time I was a complete amateur and my results reflected it, the gentleman that signed me up into the program had to end up relocating to another state shortly after I came into the business and I allowed that to let me become discouraged, but I would eventually, after some different business leader took me under his wings, grow a small team of distributors in South Mississippi which fizzled out reasonably quick for a variety of reasons.

Throughout the initial year I saw a small amount of success as it relates to product sales, but I was clearly not the person I needed to be in order to experience timely success in the industry. (We will revisit this portion of the story at the end.)

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There was one specific night in 2013 that I was out at a training event that end up lasting until nearly 1am. It was a weekday, so I knew my wife was going to have something to say about it, but the information that I was receiving was so intense and transformational, that I couldn’t bring myself to leave. Within the next day or so I had a conversation with my wife regarding my meetings and business workings that I was so diligently engaged in without yielding noticeable monetary returns. It ended up being a rather intense and emotionally tolling conversation because she did not see the value in my continuing forward on this track, but I had this intuitive feeling that there was greater at the end of the road. I couldn’t pinpoint it, but I knew there was something.  I stuck at it and loved the products plus I saw my group of friends start to change for the better, I saw my outlook on life change for the better, I saw my perspective of money change for the better, and I saw how all of this was pushing me down a path that looked so beautiful and prosperous.

After a year or so of ups and downs, successes and struggles through this company I added extensive self-education on entrepreneurship due to my finding myself around so many entrepreneurs at the time. I started applying more business success principles to my life, growing levels of self-confidence and not taking no for an answer pushed me to attain a masters degree which surrounded me with another group of successful leaders. All of this brought me to working up the idea of starting something that is MINE, but with the potential of helping change lives across the globe, and exactly on Feb. 9, 2018 (exactly six years after registering with Organo Gold), congratulating me on the formation of my first legal business, Your Legacy Begins Now, LLC. Screen Shot 2018-02-22 at 3.22.00 AM

This may not be a big deal to some, but to me, knowing what all I’ve been through, arriving here  made this one of the best days ever.

In closing I say to you, see purpose in all that you do on your journey towards self-actualization. Trust the process and embrace the struggle, and when you have a dream to do something, never give up. If you partner with a network marketing company, don’t start tripping when the success doesn’t happen over night. Get you the proper mentoring, coaching and support system to become the person you need to be and your likelihood of success will skyrocket. It may take 6 week, 6 months, or 6 years, but if you really want it, never give up, and it can be yours.

Much love to all my supporters, clients, associates, mentors and also all my critics. This has only just begun.

And remember, you can start today to do what’s necessary to live YOUR life of purpose, because Your Legacy Begins Now.

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Don’t Lower the Bar (Goal Setting)

It’s been said that life begins on the other side of your comfort zone. Our brains are actually designed to keep us safe, to keep us in a state of comfort. We always have a tendency to stay within that comfort zone when we are faced with adversity (growth potential).

Related: Get Uncomfortable

When we truly desire to grow in life, we must step outside of that comfort zone. We must desire opportunities that make us uncomfortable. Those opportunities will push us to become a new person, the person we have to become in order to accomplish the goals that have set. So don’t lower the bar. Don’t lower your expectations for yourself. Believe that you will do more than you currently can do, then get to work becoming that person that can do that which you currently desire to do. Persevere, be consistent, believe BIG, and never stop setting the bar higher! Don’t lower the bar!

Start today to live YOUR life of purpose…because Your Legacy Begins Now!

 

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start!

I lived all but maybe 2 years of my childhood in a mobile home. My home literally rocked side to side during strong storms and tornadoes. I went years where I had to be careful where I walked in my home because I might have fallen through the floor if I stepped in the wrong spot. The list goes on and on, and even followed me into my adult life. You know what though, I’ve been on a steady upward mission ever since.
I love my parents for everything they did for me and my siblings, but my obligation is to make sure that my family has it exponentially better than I had it, and my obligation is to teach my children to ensure that their kids have it exponentially better than them. This should be all of our missions. I don’t say any of this for shock or the awe factor, I say this because there are others out there who are going through rough lives. We must inspire them to believe


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This post is not about your home. Homes are only being used as an example. It’s about your entire life and the mindset you take through life.
If we are born in the upper-middle or in the upper socioeconomic class, we should not take it for granted and feel that we are better than anyone. Just because we have it good from childhood doesn’t mean we’re better than those who were born in poverty or lower class.
I don’t care where you are in life, I DON’T CARE!, if you drop the excuses, if you make the sacrifices, if you stop trying to compete with everyone else and start competing with the you of yesterday, you WILL make it around the bases and to YOUR home plate in due time. Cut out all the desire for instant gratification. It’s going to take time to see the fruits, but you better not quit sowing!
As long as you are putting in work to make it to the next level, they are a success!
 
If you need a little encouragement, wisdom, inspiration or whatever, to extract your potential and start living your life of purpose, feel free to leave your information and I can put in contact with someone in my network that can help you get to where you want to be in life.
Inspired by my buddy Michael West.

Don’t Allow Victory to Defeat You

Not all young adults that end up on the wrong track or fall short in life, come from rough beginnings. Not all of them come from struggle. Some of the kids that end up in some of the worst circumstances actually come from privilege. Some of them grew up in a sheltered childhood, got everything easy, and never really had to struggle or work hard for anything. Some of them are accustomed to having everything at their fingertips and not having to go the extra mile for it.

 


That type of childhood develops an individual that lives with a sense of entitlement. He feels that everything should come easy, he doesn’t think he should really have to work hard to get what he wants out of life. He therefore doesn’t prepare for life’s challenges the way he really should.

Life doesn’t care! Life could care less about your upbringing! What are you bringing to the table now!? Unless you strap up your boots and tighten your belt life will BREAK YOU!

It’s up to you where you end up in life, so don’t let your past victories defeat you!

– Inpsired by Eric Thomas

 

Do What You Want, Do What You Love!

Life is short, definitely too short to live it doing something that you don’t enjoy doing. You have to find your purpose, find your passion, find your gift and go at it with your all. It will NOT be easy. You will fall on your face numerous times, but that’s part of the journey! Embrace the struggles and embrace the difficulties! It is only through struggle that we can grow. Welcome all of the difficulties that you can, the more difficulties you face without quitting, the closer you will get to perfecting your craft.

Related: Risk vs Reward

There will be lots of negativity along the way. There will be many people who don’t believe in you and will constantly try to discourage you. They love to see you struggle and pray for the day that you quit. If you quit, they will definitely win. You cannot allow the haters and dream killers to prevent you from chasing your dreams. They will make jokes about you, they will make sarcastic comments, they will dismiss your ideas before they even fully hear them. Don’t be the weak person that allows this to get under your skin and get you down. They will constantly say that you can’t do it. Utilize their disbelief in you as the fuel to prove that you CAN. The best revenge against dream killers and negative people is MASSIVE SUCCESS!

If you really want to be successful at what you love you WILL succeed. Yes, there will be disappointments and failures will happen along the way, but failures are a necessary ingredient on the road to success. You need to taste failure before you can savor the taste of success. Be a humble loser until you win, and then be a humble winner. Don’t allow it to go to your head when you achieve success because you won’t be the talk of town forever. You must KEEP working hard and grinding! You have to continuously hustle to become better than you currently are.

Related: Get Uncomfortable

Success is allergic to average. The average person quits after just a few failures. Don’t be average or you will never experience the greatness of success. Push and push and push. Be persistent! Don’t give up and prove yourself worthy of success, but before you consider yourself a success you must have positively affected the lives of others. If you want it bad enough you’ll make it happen, if you don’t, you’ll make an excuse!

Go Live Your Life of Purpose, because Your Legacy Begins Now!

Some Types of People

There is an infinite number of different types of people in this world. We sometimes have to live with, work with, and/or go to school with people who are nowhere near similar to us. They have different outlook on life, they have a discouraging point of view about their abilities, they blame everyone else for their problems, they want life to be easier, they want less responsibility, they think less of you, they see no light at the end of the tunnel, and they bring down everyone around them….except YOU!

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Never allow those around you to steal your dream. You know what you have within, you know life is a wonderful journey and not a misery, you know that your abilities can and will take you where you want to go, you take responsibility of your problems, you enjoy the challenges of life, you enjoy shouldering more responsibility than is assigned to you, you believe in those around you, you see the light at the end of the tunnel and you uplift everyone in your vicinity when it is within your ability.

What will mean the most and last the longest after you are gone is the affect you have made on the lives of others. How will YOU remembered?

Much love everyone.
If you are unhappy, unsuccessful, stressed out etc…please reach out to me.

Live a Life of Purpose, because Your Legacy Begins Now