My Quest to Become a Millionaire
By May 4, 2020, I will be a millionaire.
Right now, I rent a house with my wife and kids. We are chasing money each month to pay the exorbitant amount of rent we pay to keep the lights on where we live and a roof over our heads. We live on a 14 acre farm surrounded by vineyards within 10 minutes of anything we could ever need.
I'm self-employed and have been for quite some time now. I design and build custom furniture and decor for restaurants, tasting rooms and luxury homes. I also sell my artwork. I've essentially taught myself everything I do. I get my hands dirty. I make mistakes. (I've made a lot of mistakes. I'm trying to learn from them the best I can all while trying to stay positive.) I surround myself with the best people I can. I read and listen to Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss regularly. I've read Napoleon Hill, Wallace D. Wattles and SO many more in this quest for my first million.
My quest for my first million isn't about being ridiculously rich. It's only a million bucks. It's about securing a future for our two little boys who mean more than anything else in the world to my wife and me.
I'm grateful to live in a place where I have the opportunity to create for a living. I have a workshop where I live. I have an office/showroom in a local gallery. All of my work up to now has been through word-of-mouth or repeat clients. My only "advertising" has been done via Instagram, Craigslist, Nextdoor, and my ever growing email list. The only "paid" advertising I do is in the form of renting my office/showroom in an art gallery.
Thankfully, I have an amazing network of friends, colleagues and clients who refer me and use my services regularly. That said, I'm on a quest to become a millionaire. I'm new to LinkedIn so I'm actively pursuing my options here and networking in my quest.
That's where you come in. You are my untapped potential of social media. I encourage you to ask me questions. I encourage you to pass along my info to anyone who could use my services for an upcoming project. I encourage you to encourage me by following me on this journey.
I can't compete with IKEA or China and I've no intention to. My time is valuable and my work, an investment. What I can do is ask for your help in securing my future. So I am.
After all, I've got a deadline to meet.