Let me tell you something, nothing makes you feel like less of a person than not being able to provide for your family.
Not too long ago, there was a time when I hit rock bottom… I mean R.O.C.K. bottom. How bad was it? I was already a college dropout. My wife was a college dropout. I had no particular skill that I could market. I kept trying different things to make money and completely failed at every single one.
Nothing worked. My medical bills were being funded by the government through Medicaid. I didn’t have enough money to pay for food. Read that again…I couldn’t pay for my own FOOD! It got so bad that I made the painstaking decision to apply for food stamps.
Things seemed hopeless and I kept asking myself, “Is this where I want to be in my life?”
As it turns out, rock bottom was the absolute best thing that could’ve happened to me.
How My Worst Day Turned Into My First Day
I finally decided that there was no way that I was going to allow this to continue to happen to me. I had reached my breaking point. I was literally broke and had no hope.
That day of realization changed my life forever. It was the first day of the rest of my life.
But changing my life wasn’t easy. Nothing worth doing is. You know the old cliche, “If it was easy, everyone would do it?” Truer words have never been spoken.
I decided to give my dream profession, network marketing, one more chance. I had failed for seven years straight but I didn’t care.
I decided to surround myself with successful people, shut my mouth, listen intently to everything they said, and work my butt off. I was blessed to have some incredible mentors who taught me things that changed how I approached my business and impacted how I approached life.