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RIP to the man, and the legend. R. Lee Ermey has passed away due to complications of pneumonia. I’ve always said if the day comes that I reach any type of celebrity status, I’d want to do it like this man. Humble, selfless, and genuine. .... RIP legend.
I will forever be thankful for the six years I spent selling cars. I learned so much from a sales standpoint. Not the least of which was how to take a “no” and make it a resounding “yes”. .
The ability to close, and persuade has single handedly served to be my life’s most important skill. The art of persuasion, and the art of providing value is such a beautiful thing at work when done correctly. .
They say that cold calls are dead, and I say Bullshit. In fact, a phone call is a very good way to set yourself apart because it is one of the hardest mediums to build rapport with a potential client. Can you grab their attention? Can you keep it for more than five minutes? And can you separate humans from their checking account? .
My number one tip! Don’t cold call with the attitude that it’s a numbers game. Don’t approach a phone call like one call on a long list of calls you need to make to hit quota, or to feel like you’re “grinding”.... Instead, approach each call like it is the only prospect you get to talk to today. Thinking of it any other way is going to result in wasted phone calls. Oh, and SMILE when you speak. The person on the other line can hear it.
“You’re a pretty boy” “You work at a desk” “Internet nerd” -
Listen, I’ve heard all of these things. I’ve heard hard work has to be physically demanding. My work ethic stems from my blue collar back ground. I come from roofing, I come from construction, I come from farming, I come from the Army. -
One day I decided I wasn’t breaking my back for others to get rich anymore. One day I decided I wasn’t sacrificing my health for other people’s monetary gain anymore. One day I decided it was my turn. One day I decided I was gonna get mine, and everyone I loved was gonna get theirs as well. -
The idea that working inside isn’t hard work is a heavily ignorant opinion. Not ignorant, like stupid.... ignorant like, YOU HAVE NO CLUE. I’m way more stressed now that I work inside. I’m way more tired now that I work inside. (I’m also way more fat, but we will ignore that for the time being.) Although I am more stressed, and more tired ... I’m stressed and tired FOR MYSELF, not for others gain. I have the utmost respect for my manual labor friends out there! I have been there, and you deserve tremendous respect for the services and value you provide the world. Let’s respect each other:
Why don’t we teach kids about money? Thoughts? .
I know I was never even taught to balance a check book until after I had overdrawn my account $1,000. .
I didn’t know step 1 of Investing a penny.
I certainly was never under the notion that a small town kid could be a millionaire and have choices. I was taught to work hard and pay your bills.... THATS IT. .
What are your thoughts? (Full video on Facebook, LINK IN BIO)
Music: My Go Away Dream
Musician: Not The King.👑
Anger and resentment are detrimental to mental health. I spent the overwhelming majority of my life a very angry man.
I drank in excess. I did every drug under the sun. I got in fights. I went to jail more than once. I lived in poverty. I treated women terribly, never on purpose albeit, but terrible nonetheless. I wasn’t the best father I could be. I wasn’t even a shadow of the best man I could be.
I spent so much of my life mad at everything and everyone I was in contact with. Mad at my family, the people I dated, the government, the army, my teachers... I was just mad. I was mad at everyone except one person. Me.
Until one day, I had just gotten done doing about 200 dollars worth of cocaine on a Tuesday. I went to the bathroom and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and I absolutely hated what the reflection showed Me.
It was at that moment I decide the game was over. I was going to change my life, and be the man that I was capable of being.
I didn’t become perfect. And I didn’t change over night. There were bumps and bruises and more mistakes. But I made a detailed effort to continue making taking steps to grow.
I urge you.. if you are struggling .... take the first step. It’s beautiful journey.