I went to 3 different colleges in 3 years.
I quit each time. 😳
I was even going back to try something new each time: construction engineering, computer science, and then psychology.
So I started my own business, residential and commercial painting.
6 months later... I quit that too.
I then ran my own cleaning business. You guessed it, after two years I quit that too.
I didn't have a lot of money saved up. And I didn't have a place to live.
🧳 So my partner and I packed up our stuff and moved back to our hometown to live with my grandma.
With 4 people, 2 dogs, and a cat it was crowded. Not to mention the money left over from the cleaning business was running out... quick.
So we both got jobs. Traveling around the country, painting water slides.
The places we went to were beautiful but the job and being away from home was AWFUL.
It was at this point that I committed to making this digital marketing thing work.
Which led to me spending ALL my free time studying anything digital marketing related that I could get my hands on -
Hours upon hours of reading books, taking courses, studying successful digital marketers. 🧠💪
Shortly after the painting gig started going South, we moved back home.
I settled for a factory job to pay the bills while learning everything I possibly could about digital marketing.
After three months, I posted my first digital marketing ad - on craigslist.
I landed 2 clients and focused on getting them results.
I took that credibility and became the digital marketer for a credit repair company.
Then for a plumbing company.
Next, I signed a lawyer.
Today I am a full-time digital marketer.
I may still be waiting on the full time income but I've removed all fallback plans and I'M GOING ALL IN on my dream!
The lesson - Dreams only work if you put in the work. 💫
So keep working towards your dreams. Even when it is hard. Even when everyone around you is doubting them. Even when it doesn't feel like it is working.
Because it WILL work. If you do. And it will be worth it. 🚀