When I got introduced to entrepreneurship, I kept hearing the quote “You’re the average of the 5 people you hangout with the most.” At first it didn’t sink in, but the more & more I thought about it, I saw the truth. I was a drug addict at the time.
Every last dollar I had went to pot and pills, & when I ran out of money I would lie & steal to get my next fix. I take full responsibility for that & not looking for your sympathy, but back to that quote. The people I hung out w/ the most at the time were also broke drug addicts & liars, everything that I had become.
I had 2 choices: either learn how to make more money so I can sustain my drug habit or stop popping pills & take the small income I had to invest it in one of these online business things I kept seeing everywhere. I figured if I was making $3k+ per month I wouldn’t need drugs anymore… I could go to the mall, travel, or go do whatever I want and that this would keep me busy enough to stay away from drugs.
Boy was I wrong…
$3,000 a month came and now that my income more than doubled so did my drug use. Although I had learned the skill to get money deposited into my bank every Friday, I had failed to master my mindset.
I was emotionally attached to drugs and no matter how much money I made, the downward spiral would continue.
I finally got pulled over with friends one day and got searched by the cops. Good thing I only had a small bag of pot or I would have been facing serious time. Although I was LIVID that day, I am so happy it happened. I was placed on probation for a year and had to take a drug test every 2 weeks. Sometimes it’s really just mind over matter. How come I couldn’t just STOP when I knew enough was enough?
Why did I have to wait for a third party source like the police, or the fear of prison time to finally wake the fuck up? I’m not quite sure… but the moral of this story is we all have different backgrounds good and bad. Some people see my website or read my book and think ‘Wow overnight success, he’s lucky etc.” I remember saying I wanted to be an author and business owner while they saw me spending my whole paycheck on drugs… some laughed, others listened. But here I am. Funny how life works sometimes right?
Don’t give up, I believe in you.
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