I met the love of my life in my senior year of high school and the day after I graduated, moved away from her to Arizona with my dad, step mom and three brothers...
My girlfriend (at the time) and I had a long distance relationship for about a year until she moved in with me in Arizona.
Then I moved her down to Hawaii from Arizona and we had our boy as soon as I turned 21.
The day my son was born was a day that changed my life in so many ways.
I saw everything in different light.
All the nonsense was no longer of interest to me.
I just wanted the best for my wife and son.
I got on the hamster wheel.
I thought it was temporary.
But nothing’s more constant than temporary, right?
I found myself working 60 to 70 hours a week, going to school full-time online and being my son’s wrestling coach.
I was in worse financial shape than ever before.
Staying up late doing schoolwork.
Coaching other people’s children during the day while watching my own son struggle (I had no time left in the day for my wife and son).
I was money and time broke living paycheck to paycheck, but too ignorant to look left or right.
I guess I thought it was temporary.
Just like my parents taught me and my brothers.
Just keep your head down and work hard.
It’d be over soon…
However, it would only get worse.
It was Tuesday morning.
I woke up 5am as usual to get ready for work.
I noticed my wife had not come home yet, which was strange because she would normally go to the gym and come home at night.
I proceeded to get my son ready for school. I called out her name... no answer.
Strange, she was usually the one to take our son to school.
Few minutes later I heard a car pull up.
I bolted out the door.
It was my wife.
She parked and walked directly to me.
I saw something I had never seen before... shame, guilt, and deceit.
I ask her what happened and she reluctantly tells me after going back and forth that she cheated on me.
Prior to this event I had nothing but trust, faith and love in my wife.
Now I was struggling to keep my composure.
At first, I tried to make it work.
For our son.
But the feelings were never quite the same between her and I after that day.
We eventually divorced.
I became a single father.
I was doing the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, the shopping and everything else on my own.
I remember looking in the mirror one day and realized that whatever I was currently doing wasn't working and knew that if I didn't change things weren't going to get any better.
It took me losing my marriage to realize I had lost myself long before I had lost her.
Shortly after the break up, my wife and I met at a restaurant in Waipahu.
My wife worked as a skills trainer for years.
She mentioned that one of her clients had a pill that’s going to change the world.
I was naturally skeptical and close-minded at the time.
However, my wife and I knew him for years.
But we always assumed he was a hitman.
He traveled all the time.
Had nice cars.
He lived in a really nice condo.
He was making a ton of money and all we ever saw him do was take people out to dinner for a living.
So once I found out that he was selling magical beans and I wouldn't have to kill people for a living, I humbled myself and said what do I have to lose other than find out.
He had the lifestyle that I wanted.
He lived the life I desperately desired.
I called him that night.
We agreed I'd drive to his condo in Honolulu tomorrow at noon.
As I drove on the freeway to Honolulu, I remember it being a beautiful sunny Sunday and feeling a sense of excitement and uncertainty all at once.
I had no idea that what I discovered that blessed day would change the course of my life indefinitely.
One of my mentors Marc Accetta, says the thinnest line is between fear and excitement.
I was walking on a tightrope at that very moment!
On January 31st 2016, I was recruited into the network marketing industry.
I signed up for a box of these magic pills.
I was determined to become the next MLM superstar.
But even though I had gone to all the trainings, attended all the team calls and tried my best to emulate the teachings from my up line… I found myself not nearly as far as I expected to be.
I made insignificant progress and had with very little money to show for all the hours I was putting in.
No such thing as a get rich quick scheme, I guess.
Starting a network marketing business was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
It was harder than parenting.
Harder than coaching kids.
Harder than working 2 jobs going through a divorce and going to school at the same time.
I am absolutely certain that I'm a determined individual who doesn't give up.
But after a whole year of unsuccessful recruiting attempts, I was ready to throw in the towel.
The marketing ways I was taught weren’t working for me.
They may have been effective for others, but not me.
I stopped attending training calls.
When my up line called – I didn’t pick up the phone.
I didn’t know if I was going to continue with network marketing.
The results weren’t showing and results are what I desperately needed!
Then, several weeks after deciding to take a break from network marketing, a copy of The Circle Of Profit by Anik Singal crossed my desk.
It’s a book about making money from home.
Anik built a 7 figure online business using almost nothing but the internet.
He’s one of the youngest internet millionaires in the world.
This is how I first had the idea to take my network marketing business online.
It took several months of reading emails and watching videos before I committed to the idea of working from home on the internet.
And once I did, I committed every day to making it work for me no matter what.
Outside of God, my son, family, personal development and my job this was the only thing I committed my time, energy and focus towards.
I consumed every piece of new information I could find on the internet that I thought could be of value.
This time I was going to get to the bottom of this making money online no matter how long, hard and far I had to search.
So now I’m in network marketing, trying to learn internet marketing and immersing myself with personal development coaching.
I was obsessed with success at this point.
I get a call from my life coach and he invites me to this “Imagination Workshop”.
My girlfriend at the time doesn’t want me to go.
I don’t listen to her, go with my gut feeling and do it anyway.
One of the 10 people who showed up at the workshop was an older gentleman.
We get to talking after the workshop and he tells me about the Four Percent Group and Click Funnels.
After researching the Four Percent Group, which offered a much better compensation than my network marketing company, I started wondering if there were other companies out there newer, faster and just plain better?
I started searching and found Empower Network, Digital Altitude (Aspire), MOBE, Elite Marketing Pro, Online Sales Pro, Power Lead System, M24G and Easy1Up.
All seemed better than what I was doing.
Right about this time, I came across a Facebook Ad by Sam.
I had been watching him for a while.
After watching multiple videos of him on YouTube and reading countless emails, I decided to yet again see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
I discarded the training as to simple at first.
I’ve done this many times before.
I never proceeded beyond the trial, because the information was never complete.
Sometimes it wasn’t even truthful.
After all the trial and error, I’ve gone through, I developed indigestion for anything that wasn’t complicated.
If it seemed too good to be true – it usually was.
I then proceeded to join the Facebook group.
There were thousands of people there.
They were all doing something.
Some people were building a list.
Some were starting blogs.
Others were running their first ever Facebook ad.
I felt I landed on a different planet that was full of people with similar goals as me.
I worked up the courage to start posting in the group.
I introduced myself and explained what my goals were.
I never got so much positive support so fast before.
My post must’ve generated over fifty comments encouraging me to get started with the action steps.
After such greeting, anyone would be stupid not to, right?
I started taking action.
I threw myself in head first.
I felt like I finally found a place where people gave a shit about who I was and what I wanted to achieve.
I’ll never miss another moment in my sons life thanks to what I learned with this incredible opportunity!
Sam taught me how to build systems that optimize my life both personally and professionally.
I went from working my ass off and making next to nothing to working half the hours and gradually scaling my income through systematic no-guesswork actions.
I’m not working part-time as a wrestling coach anymore and I spend way more time with my son, helping him with whatever his heart desires.
I still wake up at 5am, but now I'm excited, confident and optimistic towards the day.
And all this extra time allowed me to really focus on growing my business.
I’m positive my next relationship is going to be even better than the 1st one because I won’t have to work 60-70 hours a week to put food on the table!
Mahalo & Aloha,