I’m the right teacher for this because one, I’m a born ‘rebel teacher’ who’s been teaching since I was 11 years old, and two….
Because I was just like you.
I struggled hard in business. Actually, my story’s more embarrassing than that, even. I was an ‘officially-tested child-genius.’ I was placed in a school for the gifted. I had a great childhood. And yet I failed 11 businesses in a row. Computer technician, web-design, artist, blogger, clothing designer, life-coach, author, e-merchant, and more.
I was eventually evicted and ended up homeless. I barely eked out a living while running my biz on the streets for over two years. During that time I was under-fed, under-slept, robbed, and even spent a lil time in jail (falsely accused, but fully pardoned). It was, uh, a ‘less-than-optimal’ time in my life.
Bored & listless after my suicide attempt, I began giving away tons of wisdom.
I did it everywhere, but was especially active in Evan Carmichael’s (Evan’s an influencer who’s friends with Tony Robbins, Jay Shetty, etc. – he owns a 3M subscriber YouTube channel for entrepreneurs.) internet forum and his moderators pointed me out to him. They basically said “this guy answers questions better and faster than us on our own forum!” Evan was intrigued so he invited me out to dinner. We ended up talking about biz, brands, empires, and life until the restaurant closed. It was an epic, five-hour session. He saw that I was a very unique kind of teacher, and he knew I could help skyrocket his brand and build his empire. So, he and I began our decade-long collaboration.
And I became Evan’s personal advisor for years.
A strange pairing, right? Evan Carmichael was a successful entrepreneur, extra-good at business. And I was a homeless genius, with a terrible business track-record. But this oil-and-water blend is what gave me my eureka moment. By examining Evan’s many successful businesses, and examining my many business failures, a simple, elegant pattern began to reveal itself.
And I’ll explain that pattern shortly, but first here’s a bit more about me.