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  • Re: Pigs back it: Police shoot dead black 12 yr old armed with BB gun

    the dude in boston blew people up, ran over his brother and i think a cop...shot it out with cops and they found him in a boat an took him alive.
    ZydecoShawtyD0wn
  • Re: How I went from $40k a year to well.....a little more

    pralims wrote: »

    yep, i covered a very large area and i had to contact every customer. so i always had the contact info.

    i always took people to lunch or bought the drinks when we went out. at times i just had general conversation and people began to open up on a personal level.

    I am always thinking way ahead, i just never let it be known. but when i saw that invoice....it did create an immediate longterm plan but i was just afraid to take the step.

    I always stayed in touch with people even if just to talk about sports or BS.

    the decision makers were invited to my suite for games under the term "team building" that way they hung out to see a game in luxury, free drinks, free food and all eyes on you.
    it made them feel special and important and look like ballers to their family and friends.

    Did you know you were going to a business owner from youth? Was it your dream job, or did you grow into it the more you matured?

    Interesting. The chips were all in place for you to make moves. Also, what you described might be a stretch for some, depending on the personality of the individual trying to start their network, but the end result should be enough motivation.

    ...The bolded part is huge. It's hard to take that step, especially if you're a person who likes to organize and budget everything. The opportunity cost (money you could have been making elsewhere while working to start your own business) seems too high.

    I know you mentioned that you were forced in a way, but how did you overcome that fear? Was that just it, you were forced into it, and that drove you to try and go out on your own?

    Last question: How many times did you fail before succeeding, if at all?

    lol
    honestly, i always had a problem with authority or someone over me telling me what to do. So in a way i guess i kinda knew or had to work for myself because of the way i am.
    this is now my dream job because i get to travel the world and write it off, then it funds other things me and my family likes.

    well,i had a few businesses before the one that took off. the others was me chasing money and not really serious. doing whats hot. it just didnt feel right. i never chased money but that was what i ended up doing. i didnt like the business so i didnt do all i needed to do to make it succeed.

    thats why i always tell people running a business is not about money, its about freedom. thats what i got from it.

    but what forced my hand was..(i think i told this story before) but the company didnt want to pay me what i was worth. i threatened to bounce and they said bounce. but at the time, i just got custody of my daughter and getting married in a few months. i was scared as hell. but when i found out my ex- CFO and the head of customer service flew from Germany the next day to get to to re-hire me. i had to take a step back and look at all the signs.

    i am a firm believer in signs being placed in front of you, you just have to know when to read them and/or slow down to be able to read them.

    so made contact with the connect and by the end of my 6 months....i took their three biggest global customers.

    but i failed alot...and i went over every single detail of how i failed. doing so, you have to be honest with yourself. that is something alot of people cant do. but i was, so when the time was right and i saw the opportunity...nothing could stop me.

    nothing did stop me
    1of1NothingButTheTruth
  • Re: How I went from $40k a year to well.....a little more

    pralims wrote: »

    i worked in it for four years.

    and once i saw one of the invoices by mistake...i knew i was making a fraction of crumbs compared to what the company was making.

    my move was made in a kinda crazy way.

    like most people i was afraid to go out on my own. but the company forced my hand and wouldnt back down ...so i have to wait until my non-compete clause was up(6 months) then i began my own company. but while waiting i incorporated and begin to contact my massive network i build over the four years.

    Yeah that is crazy, but it seems like you were on your A-game and able to counter everything they threw at you. Safe to say you started building your network the minute you saw they were paying you pennies?

    What's your advice for building a network from scratch? How were you able to build the network so quick? Was it convenient enough where your job gave you access to a database of clients and you were in front of the "right" people?

    yep, i covered a very large area and i had to contact every customer. so i always had the contact info.

    i always took people to lunch or bought the drinks when we went out. at times i just had general conversation and people began to open up on a personal level.

    I am always thinking way ahead, i just never let it be known. but when i saw that invoice....it did create an immediate longterm plan but i was just afraid to take the step.

    I always stayed in touch with people even if just to talk about sports or BS.

    the decision makers were invited to my suite for games under the term "team building" that way they hung out to see a game in luxury, free drinks, free food and all eyes on you.
    it made them feel special and important and look like ballers to their family and friends.
    NothingButTheTruth1of1
  • Re: How I went from $40k a year to well.....a little more

    I do everything myself.

    I am contracted with a company and do the bidding every december with some companies.

    but with the bigger ones, I go thru the vendor process and they base the first call vendor off of response time and customer service and costs.

    24-48 hours is the emergency response time. but they commands a shit load of money. that is why i fly soo much.
    Maintenance can be planned a month in advance.

    hiring will maybe come in the future after i assess the new customer.

    the shit can be lost very fast if the customer feels you dont know what your doing.

    one company even goes as far as hiring people to say they can do the work then they hire a third party to do the work for them and they just mark up the price.
    YunnSanco1of1
  • Re: How I went from $40k a year to well.....a little more

    First off, respect for doing your thing, I love to see (my) people succeed, and props for taking the time to build with niggas.

    Starting from the roots:

    How long did you work in the industry before peeping game, and realizing you can turn this into something lucrative? When did you make your move?

    i worked in it for four years.

    and once i saw one of the invoices by mistake...i knew i was making a fraction of crumbs compared to what the company was making.

    my move was made in a kinda crazy way.

    like most people i was afraid to go out on my own. but the company forced my hand and wouldnt back down ...so i have to wait until my non-compete clause was up(6 months) then i began my own company. but while waiting i incorporated and begin to contact my massive network i build over the four years.
    NothingButTheTruthDon_Proper1of1