The Passion Filled Journey

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It's story time....

I was raised by a single mother in the greater Toronto area who was doing everything in her power to make sure I would have a safe and healthy childhood.

Because of that, she worked a lot....

So I had a lot of time after school to hang out with my friends, play games and just do things that kids did. One of my favorite activities with all this spare time I had was....

Wait for it...

Thinking of ways to make extra money.

My mom always put food on the table but we weren't living the silver spoon lifestyle back then. So money wasn't in abundance. And guess what I really wanted when I a pre-teen?

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A Nintendo of course. But the only way I was going to get this was to try to figure out ways to fund it myself. Lots of other kids mowed lawns, delivered newspapers, set up lemonade stands but I was hooked on creating products of my own and selling them to the neighbourhood kids.

It was amazing to me that I could create something and people saw value in it, which ended up being extra cash in my pocket depending on how many products I moved.

The entrepreneur in me was born at a very early age!

Since I can remember, the thought of working for anyone else makes me super nervous. I know the kind of 'employee' I am, I'm awful lol

I like the pressure of coming up with ideas, products, and services that others find valuable and that has not changed in over 30 years of my 'entrepreneurial life'.

If you've ever been bit by the bug...You know what I'm talking about!

I then moved into the music business, and tried my hand at not only being part of a DJ company but also dove into artist management and started my own company.

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I had a deep deep passion for music. But in 2001 something changed my priorities and 'going to the club to promote my acts' took a back seat to the birth of my first son.

So maybe music wasn't in the cards but being in business for myself was....

I then got into odd jobs while discovering the genesis of the internet marketing industry. We're talking 2001-2002 here, so I was right at the start of it. And I fell in LOVE with the entire concept of...Making money from my computer!

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Oh boy, was I ever hooked. Website after website, opportunity after opportunity, I saw a huge future in this industry and dove head first into it.

(Fun fact: I actually met @bitcoinflood and @elizacheng during these obsessed internet marketing days way before we even knew what a 'blockchain' was.)

I had a lot of success and some epic failures, but the passion I had for that industry never wavered. But things change...

Just like in 2001 with the birth of my son, in 2017 I was hit with the dreaded 'PayPal has shut you down' email and overnight, my online businesses crumbled.

Priorities. Changed.

I was in survival mode and scraping and clawing to salvage anything I could from a once massively successful online business.

Again, the thought of being an 'employee' was making me VERY nervous so I was looking for a sign, or a calling to lead me to which path I should take and guess what popped into my lap.

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This blockchain ;)

(Well technically it was the OTHER blockchain but we'll just call it Hive lol)

Passion. Restored!

And here we are today...Because of the desire and never ending passion to be an entrepreneur, I was able to take my passion for online business and merge it right here on the blockchain.

I partnered with @blainjones and we rebuilt @clicktrackprofit from the ground up. We started diving into ways to bring people from our industry over the Hive. And have been creating products and services ever since.

Heck we've even got our own token LOL

Now my passion has spread between building businesses online and the amazing opportunities right here on Hive!

The passion has been there since I was a pre-teen, all the way to today!

I guess the big message in this post is to always follow your heart. When every thing in your body tells you to stick with something, do it! There will be up's and a LOT of down's, but when you are driven by passion for what you do...

It becomes the fuel to keep you going no matter what!


Vote for our Witness Node (clicktrackprofit) On..

Hive:

https://peakd.com/me/witnesses

https://wallet.hive.blog/~witnesses

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https://tribaldex.com/witnesses (clicktrackprofit)



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it's great to hear your story i is not easy for single mother to rise her child

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Not at all, but she did it. I didn't get arrested or end up in a gang so she did good LOL

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agree I my self am thanks full to my mom for rising Me well

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It's weird how the desire to want something definitely pushes people towards actually trying.

As for the music, I guess you could always make a few tracks and try earning a bit through Rising Star. They can make your music as a NFT and who knows if it will be another thing you start up again.

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ha ha ha yeah you never know. that was a long long time lol a whole lifetime ago lol

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Your story is touching, it nice that you have to rejoice, I wish you more success ahead

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Thanks very much for the kind words, glad you enjoyed it.

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Quite an interesting and touching story thanks for sharing

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Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for checking it out!

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What a great story thanks for the share. I was similarly driven as a child, but I would repackage products and sell them to my friends and other school and neighborhood kids.

In Michigan in the 80s a store similar to price club was in full operation it was called PACE, My Uncle Charlie had a membership, I would go once a week with him and buy $15 in candy, then I would go to the comic book store to pay for my weekly pull list, and weekly baseball card purchases.

I would then sell all the candy, and my Baseball card doubles, and the comic books to the kids at school, I was pulling in between $50 & $90 every single week it was awesome.

I did this from 7th thru 10th grade, it was a great way to make a little extra money. I tried making leather goods from the Tandy kits, but they never looked good enough to sell.

I learned from an early age it is easier to get people to buy from you if you are selling what they are already buying. Selling Candy, BaseBall Cards, and Comic Books to school kids is not rocket science, there was no startegy or trying to hone my sales pitch. All I had to do was offer. "Hey kid you like Atomic FireBalls?" Kid responds "No I like Snickers." My reply "I have a Snickers that you can have for 75 cents." It was really that easy back then.

I am starting to learn that online if you are talking to the right audience about something they are already buying, bingo you will make sales and it won't be nearly as hard as you are thinking it is.

Even though we are from different countries we have things in common like both of us at one time were Pizza Makers. :-)

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I remember PACE lol My Dad used to work in Detroit and live in Windsor, so we went to PACE all the time lol

Too funny.

Great story man, good to hear the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.

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That is amazing what a small world we live in lol :-)

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Always love good stories and we had some battles in the past lol not proud of those moments but for sure grew from them and we are both out here crushing it, providing insight and helping others which is a true positive passion which I love. Onward and Upward!

Freakin awesome you have your own token I mean really you have a few now :D Keep crushing it and every day challenge yourself.

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Dude I was so a cocky kid back then that thought I knew it all lol Just a miserable time in my life even though I went on like I was happy.

But yeah man, it all worked out and here we are on this blockchain doing big things...I'm still pinching myself because it really is the gift that keeps on giving lolol

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Feel ya on the priorities. Music took a back burner for me relatively the same time it did for you. Do you ever play around with it still?

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Nah, I did end up giving my oldest son my turntables and my record collection. Maybe it'll inspire him LOL

Yeah hasven't even seen a record in like a decade lol

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Blockchain and tokenomics is the next logical step of technology. I'm sure there's so many big companies working on it, silently.

I'm just here enjoying the entrepreneurial spirit of Hive. Cool u met hivians before they were possibly hivians.

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