What’s your backstory?
I’m an international personal branding and storytelling coach for entrepreneurs and I’m on a mission to help people find their purpose, share their message and make the world a better place.
As a kid I was always an outsider, even though I was socially extroverted I never felt like I belonged anywhere. I had this weird desire to always become more, achieve more and experience more.
I went on to turn down job titles and promotions, dropped out of business university and started from zero, built my own business through social media and that’s where I made my first $100,000 following my passion and sharing my message.
I’ve so far helped 1000’s of impact-driven entrepreneurs and business owners scale ethically using social media. That’s when I realized all you need is to master ONE thing and find a problem you can solve within that industry.
I know this is not an easy job. What drives you?
Opportunity, Regret and Impact.
This time will never come again. Today will never be here again. I have an opportunity to make a difference in my life and others lives and I won’t sit around and do nothing about it.
Second, I’d hate waking up when I’m 65 and feel like there’s so much more I could have done. So many more lives I could’ve touched. So much bigger legacy I could have built.
Leads me to number three – Impact.
For me, there’s no such thing as success without impact on others. That’s because, first of all, I don’t feel fulfilled unless I help others in the process of making money, and second because I want my life to have a meaning when I leave.
That drives me.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? What lesson did you learn from them?
The number one reason I am where I am at today is because I was (yes, working hard) but following a proven formula.
I knew two things, a) I wanted to make money through social media and b) I wanted to help others and make the world a better place…
So I went online, found someone in my age with similar values and already having success in the space I wanted to excel in. Then modeled after their proven formula and implemented the same strategies into my own business.
My #1 advice to someone starting out is to not try and re-invent the wheel all the time.
Yes, sometimes you will, that’s entrepreneurship, but not all the time.
Listen to mentors, do what they say. A coach is to help you out, not do it for you, so make sure you implement and take action.
How do you push through your worst times?
I don’t allow myself to have another option.