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Getting closer or further away???

Well shit has happened, and I’ll do my best to explain…

My existing company was founded by myself and two business partners. 1 of which (the attorney) is completely fucking useless. FYI, just because someone has a law degree, don’t assume they are smart, because the guy we are working with is not only LAZY AS FUCK, but a complete dumbass (good combo right?). He has not done a single task we have asked of him since starting this partnership several months ago and it isn’t going to work out with him.

The good news is that we found an alternative which allows us to continue working within the same market/industry. Since this business model has the potential to be extremely lucrative, one of my main concerns was wondering if we were going to have to pull the plug on the entire thing because of this idiot. Luckily that hasn’t been the case, yet..

We found another company to outsource our deals to and have been referring them business for the last month. Essentially all of the tasks that our own in-house attorney/partner was supposed to be doing have been sent to an outside firm.

My other business partner and I have been working exclusively on sales and marketing and things have been picking up in that regard, however I’m looking forward to cutting off this fucking idiot as soon as possible. We are going to give him a piece of the deals we acquired while we were in business together but anything after that is 100% ours; he isn’t getting shit. This may sound harsh, but trust me he doesn’t deserve it. If anything he has made everything harder for us and if I really wanted to be cut-throat I’d tell him to go fuck himself and not pay him on any of the deals PERIOD. However I decided not to do that. I don’t like bad karma and I’m not about to end things with him that way.

Moving on!

So it looks like we’ve finally gotten a lot of our marketing kinks worked out and are generating some consistent leads. First goal is to get to 10 deals a month, then 12, then 15, and eventually 20+. Right now we have 5 with more appointments getting setup so it looks like we might hit our goal of 10 or come very close. Regardless, we are finally starting to turn this thing around and the good news is that if we are only able to do 10-15 deals a month, we will still be in the 7+figure mark in a year or so. The only problem is I want to make as much money as possible in the next 24-36 months because eventually the market conditions will change and we will miss out on this opportunity.

So where does this leave us now?

Well the new company we are working with hasn’t been the best experience thus far. Their response time is slow and they don’t seem very organized. We know they are doing what we need them to do because they have provided proof that they’ve done it in the past. The problem is just that they don’t seem to have their shit together from an administrative standpoint and I really hope this is just a temporary issue due to rapid growth. If we are still having the same problems in a couple months, that we are having right now, there is going to be a big issue.

This idea/business is a multi-million dollar business without question. We just can’t seem to find anyone competent enough to do it. We’d handle it ourselves if we could but there are still a lot of unanswered questions and things we do not know how to do. Until we get those answers, we are forced to outsource.

I think I’m on my way – I just pray these idiots we are working with now are able to uphold their end of the bargain.

More to come later.

 

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Monthly wrap – bye bye facebook and I think I finally know what makes me tick…

chess

Wow I suck at blogging and lately I just haven’t been inspired to write.  When I do write something it’s forced and doesn’t feel organic at all and I think when I do that the writing suffers.  This is only my second post for the entire month of September which is awful, but I’m happy to say that I got a lot of good shit going on in my life and I’ve been too busy or too tired to blog.

First off, I deleted my Facebook page.  I’m starting this company and our goal is to launch October 1st, but I think realistically we won’t be ready until a week or two into October and I know it’s going to be a huge success.  I know this, because both me and my business partner are currently bringing in a shitload of business for the company that we work for now, and if we can do it for them, we can do it for us – no question.  At this point we are just getting some final things worked out and everything will be good to go.  As of now the split is as follows:

Me: 33.3%

Business Partner: 33.3%

Attorney: 33.3%

We are all in this together and I’m cool with that.  It’s time that I make myself millions because enough is enough with all of the bullshit I’ve been dealing with the last few years.  My goal was to make my first million while I was in my 20’s.  I’m going to be turning 30 this upcoming February, so I may be a bit late, but if I am on my way towards my goal I don’t think I’ll bitch and complain much.  🙂

I decided to delete my Facebook page.  To be honest I wasn’t spending that much time on there but it got to the point where I started thinking to myself, “this is fucking stupid.  People post the dumbest shit on here.”

Facebook poster: “OMG!!!! I saw the hottest guy at Walmart today!!!! :)”

Seriously? Really?

Not to mention that everyone and their fucking mom is on Facebook now and I absolutely HATE doing what everyone else is doing.

Combine that with the launch of my company and I just decided to cancel my account.  I don’t want clients or customers looking me up on there, and to me, millions of dollars is a hell of a lot more important then Facebook status updates.

On another note, I completely killed this month and blew production out of the water.  I was put on formal notice that I had to hit a number of deals this month or my ass was gone and I fucking surpassed that shit and kept on trucking.  I’m so proud of myself for being able to step up to the plate when the pressure was on and knock one out of the park.  October is a new month and I’ll be starting at zero again like everyone else, however at least I know I have a job for another 30 days, and the more income I can earn and save the better.  My goal is to have 10k+ in my account before I quit and I think I’ll be alright.  Ideally 15k-20k would be nice.

So here’s what’s going to happen with the new company.  We will start selling for it on the side.  Once packages start to come in consistently, I’m going to quit with my current employer and go 100% full force.  This may only take 2 weeks, or it may take 2 months, I’m not sure; but the issue with my current employer is that I wanted to quit when I was ready and not a moment sooner than that.  If they fired me, I know it would have created some financial problems that I’m not ready to deal with right now.

I have to make sure I can pay my bills and put food on the table; PERIOD.

Life is good, work is good, and the business looks promising.  Another meeting with the attorney tomorrow(Friday) and hopefully that meeting is a final;

“Ok we need to do this, this and this, and we are ready to go!” type meeting…

Lastly, I think after all of these years I’ve finally been able to figure out what I love to do and what really gets me motivated and inspired to work.  It’s starting a business.  The business could deal with anything; it doesn’t matter, but to me it’s the act of starting that business and building it, watching it grow and develop and ultimately become successful.  That’s what I love to do.  I’m seriously an entrepreneur in my heart and in my soul, there is no other way to describe it.

I remember when I was just a corporate bitch sitting in a cube working my ass off.  I remember seeing suits walking into conference rooms and sitting down for hours at a time discussing different aspects of business and I would always think, “hmm, I wonder what they are talking about?  Corporate buy out?  Expansion?  Promotions?  Firings?”  It always bothered me that I was on the outside of the glass looking in.

Now that I’m one of those guys in those meetings, discussing our organization and where it’s heading and what it can become, I’m truly happy.  I like being a guy on the “inside,” a player who is part of the game and making moves; not some expendable pawn that ultimately doesn’t mean a damn thing.

That’s what makes me tick.  Being a King or Queen in life’s game of chess, not a fucking pawn.

Peace.

1 month later – big things poppin

A lot of good shit has been going down and it’s definately shit that’s worth writing about.  I just haven’t been inspired to write lately.  I don’t know what my deal is, but sometimes you get so caught up with other aspects of what’s going on that blogging isn’t on the top of your priority list.

To summarize, I’m starting my own company with my business partner, and we partner up with an attorney.  We’ve met with him twice already and have already negotiated our split.  We are all equal partners and the goal is to start selling for our company in October.  Obviously this is very exciting news, however there is one downside.

August was an absolute trainwreck with my current employer and I barely produced any business.  They basically told me this month I need to hit my numbers or I’m fucking done.  They gave me a mark to hit by mid month, which I’ve already hit, but I still need to finish with 12 deals before the end of September or I’m out of a job.  I really need to keep this job until I’m ready to leave so I do not like being in this position.  I’m saving every dollar I can while I can so I have some living expenses if shit hits the fan, but I’m praying it doesn’t.  Starting the new company is exciting stuff, but I know we won’t see money right away, and I need to have a good amount saved before I can fully commit.  If I could get 10k in the bank that would be great, but that isn’t going to happen if I get fired at the end of September.

Things have been stressful and exciting for those reasons and with the way things are progressing, I just want to hold onto my job until October – November if possible.  I think at that point I’ll be ready to quit on my own.

Anyways, we have another follow up meeting with the attorney this upcomming Thursday and things are moving forward in a timely fashion.  We are definately on to something and I always felt as though; “damn this is a good idea and we can make a lot of money,” but once we sat down with the attorney for the first time and explained to him what we wanted to do, I KNEW we were on to something.  He immediately said; “I’m interested, lets do this.”

Me and my business partner knew it was a good idea, but we’ve had other ideas in the past that we felt were good and never amounted to anything.  The fact that a complete stranger/third party was instantly turned on by what we are doing definately gave me more confidence.

Goals are updated and I’ll try to do better with blog posts but its been hard.  Peace.

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