By all indications, it was a normal morning. I was delivering newspapers in a neighborhood about a mile away from my mother’s house. A man walking the street flagged me down, telling me that he didn’t get his newspaper because I missed his house. The next words out of his mouth rocked me to my core.
“Get out of the car, or I’ll shoot you!”
“What?” I asked, fearfully.
“Get out of the car or I’ll shoot your a**!” he threatened, as he opened my door and grabbed my wrist.
I complied, hopping out of my car. He hopped in while I stood and watched him drive away. And believe me, there is no feeling quite like watching a total stranger that's not wearing a valet jacket drive away with your car.
Why was I in this situation? What was I doing delivering newspapers at 25 years old that I would even be in a position to be carjacked?
In early 2001, my first son was months into his new life. I was in the mortgage business, and every day at work crushed my soul. I left my job, virtually penniless, save for the unemployment checks. We moved back home to my mother’s basement. A low moment in my life, to be sure, relegated to charity at a time when my career should have started flourishing.
Without a job, we needed cash flow. The only employment I could find was delivering newspapers for The Washington Post. That meant I would need to get up at 3 AM every single morning, including weekends and holidays, to deliver papers for two hours a day. And so it was, on one fateful morning during my three year tenure as a paperboy, that my life was threatened and my car was stolen.
While I was fortunate to escape the situation unharmed, the experience was an emphatic reminder of the state of my life. Being at rock bottom, there seemed no hope of escape. Then I had a breakthrough that proved to be my saving grace.
My wife’s aunt, Anne Conlan, offered to "work with me." At the time, I didn’t know what that meant, nor what it entailed, but I needed all the help I could get. As it turned out, Aunt Anne is a Life Coach.
I went over to her office regularly. We talked; she asked questions; we talked some more. She saw something in me that I couldn’t see. I was too mired in my own problems to realize what I had to offer the world. She helped me see it.
Since then, my life’s trajectory has trended sharply upwards. In 2005, I founded a digital marketing agency. Not long after, it grew to become a tremendously successful enterprise. My client roster includes authors, attorneys, former pro athletes, and non-profit organizations, among others. For them, I generated millions of dollars in revenue to help grow their businesses.
With the success I've been able to achieve, I have the freedom to make a full-time living online and work from anywhere in the world. I also have the means, ability, and freedom to pursue my love of traveling. I've visited places all around the world, and I've embarked on incredible adventures. I’ve been skydiving in Fiji, paragliding in Switzerland, whitewater sledging in New Zealand, dog sledding in Alaska, and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, to name but a few.
During one of these travels, something happened that touched my soul and would forever change my life. On our second trip to Fiji, we decided to visit an orphanage so we could teach our kids the value of giving and to show them a perspective of the world outside of our own. We visited Treasure House, an orphanage that housed children and teenagers who were orphaned, abandoned, or abused. The rate of child abuse in Fiji has been increasing at an alarming rate over the past 5 years, and organizations such as Treasure House have become more important to society than ever before.
When we met the children, I did not expect what I found. Here are children who have encountered circumstances that no child deserves to face. And yet these children were happy, joyful, and full of life. It was due in large part to the care of the incredible people at Treasure House, who have dedicated their lives to changing the trajectory of these children and making sure they never have to feel that pain of neglect and abuse ever again.
I was truly moved. It was then that it occurred to me that the business I had built enabled us to have the freedom to travel to this corner of the world, and the opportunity to make a difference in these children's lives. My success has empowered me to contribute to this worthiest of causes. And while the children were beaming and grateful that a family from halfway around the world took the time to visit and play with them, it was I who was profoundly touched by their spirit.
Today, due to the trajectory-changing guidance I received, and inspired by the spirit and joy of the Fijian children, it is my commitment to do the same for you. It is my mission to change the trajectory of adventure-loving entrepreneurs like you to have a real and lasting impact on the world by helping you build and grow an empowering, extraordinary lifestyle business.
Whether you're trying to leave your job to pursue better opportunities for yourself and your family, or struggling to start the business you've been dreaming of, or desire to grow your existing business to unparalleled levels of success, I am dedicated to providing you with the guidance and expertise to break through your current limits, based on my decades of experience, expertise, and track record for results. In turn, it will empower you to change the trajectory of someone else's life.
With every enrollment in the Trajectory Change program, 10% of profits directly supports Treasure House to help them continue their transformative work for the children of Fiji.
So join me as we work together to impact every life and cause that's important to us. Because when you succeed, everybody benefits, whether it's your local soup kitchen down the street or an orphanage halfway around the world.
Let's you and I change the world together.