We were in debt. I was struggling. I hated my job and the corporacracy and politics married to it.
I wanted a way out.
I looked at a dime and asked myself, “What would it look like to build a business off of this dime? A business that I don't work for, but that works for me?”
That’s exactly what I did. I doubled that dime 20 times: it became $100,000. We took that, invested it, bought inventory for our Amazon and eBay stores, and multiplied it until it was over a million.
If you value something small, stay consistent, and keep going, you can turn it into something much bigger.
Most people undervalue a dime and overvalue a million dollars. This is why most people are broke.
Take what you have. Invest in it. Keep multiplying it. Whether that investment is inventory, the house you want, or driving your car for Uber to pay off debt, multiply it.
I’m living proof you can do this. I’m not special. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. The two biggest things that helped? Staying teachable and being consistent over a long period of time.
This is not going to happen overnight. But if you stay consistent, you can reach the goals you want. I’m now able to take my wife to a super nice restaurant. If I had seen the bill for our meal five years ago, I would have died of a heart attack! I am careful with money and do not throw it around, but I do like to have fun every now and then. It’s investing in people and building memories, improving the quality of what is on the inside, and not just the outside.
No matter where you are at, you can do this.
If you feel hopeless, discouraged, and struggling, know this: if you have just a dime, just a little bit of something, you can turn it into something amazing if you are consistent and don’t give up. Don’t blame other things: take responsibility for your own stuff.
You can make this happen.