Building a Business Now and Beyond the First Step – Making that First Dollar

Building a Business Now and Beyond the First Step – Making that First Dollar

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What’s the Truth about Glendon Cameron? Former storage auction buyer, serial entrepreneur, publisher, author, school founder. Who’d have thought that was going to happen? Not me.I’ve got no college, no fancy degree, just drive and will power. I wasn’t looking to do that. It was just destiny. I do believe you create your own destiny.I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I was where some of you are. I am someone who came from very meager circumstances and did well.I’m in the gym quite a bit. There are people who walk around with big calves. I saw this guy with good calf development and the dude showed me a picture of the little twigs he used to have.

I was, okay, I’m listening. Following his routine, my calves are close to 18 inches.I’ve even gotten whistled at. They are way bigger than they used to be, because I got the right information. That’s what this is going to be about for you. I learned everything from trial and error, making it happen.

You can do the same thing.

It’s going to take effort, blood, sweat and tears. People don’t want to hear that. People are looking for magic jelly beans.For most people, if they could do these things, they’d be happy….have a house paid for before they’re 40, the car they want to be paid off and about 50K in the bank with no personal debt. People living like that are considered rich now. Why? Because they don’t have a lot of issues stressing them out. The world’s about to change. You’ve got to take that first step transitioning from an employee to a business owner. You can start a business.When you use the word “business” around people, they think of a huge skyscraper and pretty secretaries and a car service. That’s part of business for some companies.

But for everyone else, your business is you.

There are many people held up, imprisoned by their own mind. “I can’t start a business because I’m not special enough. I’m no smart enough. I’m not pretty enough. I haven’t got special connections. I’ve got bad credit and can’t go to the bank to get a business loan.Conundrum Publishing  ( Now Mack Daddy Media) was started with $289 without a capital reinvestment for damn near 20 months. So, if you think you need a whole lot of cash to start a business, you’re wrong.  You need hustle. You need drive.

All the opportunity you want is right before you right now. You can’t see it because you don’t believe it.

Part of starting a business is you’re going to make mistakes. You’re going to make a lot of them. If you make a ton of mistakes really fast, you increase your knowledge base really fast. Then you can make better decisions to move your business forward. It’s going to take time. You have to pay your dues. I believe that is the biggest barrier to people starting a business. You can start your business in a month or it could take ten years. I don’t know.What I do know is if you start working your ass off and you have a goal and a strategy, amazing things can happen.

The world has changed. Many people don’t believe it. If you read a lot, are a student of history, then you know that.

I want you to check out this book – Race Against the Machine. It’s from 2011. These guys actually study what is happening with jobs. Many of the things they talked about have happened and will continue to happen.Because we are at this apex of innovation and access.If you will hold up your iPhone, Android or whatever you have, that phone has more processing power than your first computer, if you were like me and bought it in 1997. This phone can do way more than that computer that you spent thousands on in the 90s.

Your phone can do movies. Your first computer couldn’t make movies. Your phone searches the internet faster.

I mention this, to compare and contrast and to show how fast we’re moving. In five years, you’ll have people running businesses from their phone. Now, if you are someone that embraces technology every day when you get up, you’re doing your happy dance. These are great times for you. But if you are a person who doesn’t read and doesn’t like technology and doesn’t want to study, you are screwed.We have a new problem. This whole recession, recovery thing is being exposed. Unemployment is creeping back up. You want to know why? There’s no economic drivers, such as housing.

Essentially, unemployment is going up and if true unemployment was factored in, I’d say it is roughly 20% across the board.

College graduates do have a lower unemployment rate. It’s true. It’s because they are taking jobs that high school graduates used to do. If I own a Starbucks, I’m like, “Come on in. Here’s your apron and time card. That’s why the employment rate for college graduates is higher. If you’re getting a degree that can’t give you the skill sets and the ability to pay back your student loans, you are Boo Boo the fool. College used to work. Certain career fields still work. Typically, you want to get into something rigorous and challenging. Prepare to quit your job. Prepare to be fired. Essentially, it’s coming. Something very big; something very powerful is coming. It’s a power shift. By 2020, 40% to 50% of people are going to be freelancers. Years ago, when the Pilgrims came to America, they were essentially self-employed. They had to make their own clothes, their own food and booze. They had to make everything.

And with that comes a certain level of independence, a certain level of ruggedness, a certain level of autonomy.

So, essentially, you can prepare to quit your job or be unprepared and flat footed like I was way back when, when I got laid off for the third time. All of a sudden, you have to scramble to summon the forces of the universe to come to your aid. It lit a fire under my ass. I didn’t have any money in the bank. I didn’t have a job. I was living in a boarding house. I had reached a point where I couldn’t do this anymore. Something has to change. And the only thing in the equation I can change is me.

And I changed me.

And in six weeks, I was living in a house with levels. I was working a job.You have to be prepared to be fired. You’re going to have major corporations with fewer employees. That’s the power of technology; that’s the power of automation and outsourcing. So, if you’re looking for a job, you are just “Roadkill Rob.” Jobs are going the way of the dinosaurs.

So, you have the choice. You can be the pimp or the whore. Hunt or be hunted.

Forget all the noise you’ve heard about starting a business. Until you make your first dollar, you’re not a business. You are better off working from your home until you have cash to ramp up and move your business forward. One of the things we’re going to do with Hustler’s University now  ( Hustler;s Kung Fu Lifeskills)  is hold you accountable. You can build a strong business model in a year.

This is your task, if you accept it, after watching this video. I want you to figure out something you can do to make money online. Go for it. You might surprise yourself.

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