Here's a little about me...

Because thing is?

I'm not a very serious person...

The way I handle "hard things?"

Humor, mostly.

It's a knee-jerk reaction...

While everyone else is sobbing?

I'll crack a super inappropriate joke...

And while everyone else is cringing?

I'm cringing even harder inside...

Asking "WHY DID I JUST SAY THAT!?"

Reason why?

Well, something I've never talked about before...

But I've had a weird childhood.

Parents divorced before I was 5 years old...

Grew up with my Mom doing meth in front of me...

And while my Dad was working?

My Mom would be doing (who knows what) in exchange for weed, meth, speed...

Something that seemed "normal" when you're a kid...

And when you're a kid?

...that's all you know. That's "life."

Now you already know where I'm going with this, right?

"I'm glad it happened, because it shaped who I am."

And sure, that's probably true...

But there's a lot of wonderful things I missed out on growing up.

Like having a family dinner...

Going to look at Christmas lights together...

Going on family road trips.

Now don't get me wrong...

We did all those things...

But it was never together as a family.

It was either with my Dad...

Or with my Mom, if I was at her house on the weekends.

So life wasn't about "planning things"...

Everything was done on the fly.

And when we asked to do something?

The answer was always "maybe."

...which as we know as adults, always means "no."

So needless to say...

Poverty is a big part of me.

It's the reason why I struggled to ask for money most of my life.

I was always told, "go to school, get a great job."

So after years of fighting that...

Going through a dozen or so different careers...

I finally decided on "medicine."

I was going to become a doctor.

I could make a great living, doing an honorable career.

But I needed a way to make money, while I'm doing it...

So I went to school to become an x-ray tech.

2 years of "pre-reqs"...

Followed by 2 years of radiation physics, and "free labor" at a hospital...

(they call it an internship/practicum, btw)

Now even though I barely graduated high school with a low 2.4-ish GPA...

I graduated from "x-ray school" in the top of my class...

And the boards I took?

I scored the highest the school had ever seen.

In fact?

My score was higher than 99.75% of the country.

I'd never done anything like that before...

I was actually GOOD at something.

But then?

I went to work...

And 2 years later?

I left the industry for good.

Did I quit?

No...

I got fired.

And while the reason I got canned was a "bureaucratic hit job"...

In hindsight?

Glad it happened...

Because it was one of the best days of my life.

The idea of making $25 bucks an hour...

Working overtime, being on call, being in a hospital...

I thrived working with people!

But it got to me...

Because deep down?

I hate being told what to do...

I hate having good ideas rejected for "the status quo"...

"That's just the way we do things"...

"It's policy"...

It drove me nuts.

Because I'm an innovator...

Not a rule follower.

So if you're reading this...

And nodding your head "yes"...

Then chances are that you are too.

And one of the things that helped me?

It was a conversation I had with my mentor at the time...

I came to him frustrated with myself...

I told him:

"I can't hold a job... I can't make a good living... I have a wife and kids, and I'm letting them down."

He looked at me with a smirk on his face...

And said, "Jimmy, let me guess...

"When you work at a job, you feel like an animal trapped in a cage...

You start your job, you thrive, and you quickly rise to the top...

You learn everything there is to learn...

You outperform everyone in your field...

But then?

Things change...

You lose interest...

And your performance?

Falls off a cliff.

Your interest?

Disappears...

So you either quit out of frustrated boredom...

Or your get fired because your performance falls off.

Sound about right?"

I was shocked...

He hit the nail on the head.

But what he said next?

Changed my life...

He said, "Okay, well you know who else is like that?

Leonardo Da Vinci...

Elon Musk...

Steve Jobs...

Albert Einstein...

Richard Branson...

Will Smith...

Jim Carrey...

Zooey Deschanel...

Michael Jordan...

Justin Timberlake...

Walt Disney...

...Heard enough? Because here's the thing Jimmy...

The reason why you're habitually unemployable?

There's nothing wrong with you...

You're not "retarded" (his words)...

You don't have "commitment issues"...

Thing is? You're allergic to the status quo...

You know what that makes you?

You're an entrepreneur."

And those words changed my life...

Because he just took every negative characteristic about myself...

And flipped them around...

Into a POSITIVE characteristic.

So for the first time ever...

I finally had HOPE for myself.

That's the first time I discovered "belief shifting."

Because when you can "reframe" someone's negative beliefs...

And shift them to the positive...

You give them INSTANT hope.

And when you do that?

You just became their hero.

So anyways...

I hope that helps you today, like it helped me.

Stay safe, friend.

--- Jimmy

Now before I forget...

Have you heard of "Step Zero" in persuasion?

Because it's something most people forget...

Even expert persuaders forget this step...

And without it?

This stuff is hard... almost impossible...

But when you use it the way I show you?

Persuasion is easy.

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