Every day for lunch at my phone sales job I'd go past this high-rise and always say to myself, "I'm going to live in one of those someday!" Come to find out, a friend of a friend lead me to a guy that actually owned a unit in that very building...you can see the high-rise in the picture above, but this guy ended up changing the entire course of my life.
He had an awesome high-rise apartment, owned nice sports cars and had a business that allowed him to work when he wanted and from anywhere in the world.
My thought was, "whatever the hell that guy is doing to have what he has I am going to model it, do whatever he's doing and make this shit happen!"
We went out to eat one time and I told him I was doing phone sales and training offices in a few places around where he lives and they were pretty successful.
I then said, "I really want to figure out what you're doing because I'm not doing the best at starting a business but I do know how to sell on the phone and I will do whatever it takes to get into your world to learn..."
A few days later we had breakfast by his high-rise and from that point forward everything changed! I quit my phone sales training job and he and I partnered up. He said, "I want you to help me build a sales team for my supplement company!"
I was so pumped, he bought a 10,000 sq/ft warehouse and we started building out a phone salesroom and started selling his supplements b2b all over the United States.
The biggest thing I learned was how hard you have to work and how focused you have to be in order to actually accomplish something. I learned all about how disciplined, dedicated and willing to give it all up to gain a life of freedom.
We ended up working so hard and so much to build this up that we ended up living in the warehouse. We didn't need all the space so we turned half of the warehouse into a house, we could've had a house but we just did nothing but build so we slept under our desks and focused.