People Who Inspire Me: Daymond John

People Who Inspire Me: Daymond John

When I was 24, I spent months brainstorming business ideas. I knew that I wanted to start a business but wasn’t sure how a young guy with little money and experience could start one. I had already learned all about Richard Branson and how he defied the odds to become a rich, successful entrepreneur, but there was something else missing from the puzzle. Weeks later I was browsing the bookstore and picked up a book that looked interesting: Rise and Grind by Daymond John. Continue reading People Who Inspire Me: Daymond John

People Who Inspire Me: Sir Richard Branson

People Who Inspire Me: Sir Richard Branson

I have never liked working for others, that’s a fact. I got my first job when I was 16 working for a guy who did a lot of odd jobs. Mowing lawns, installing docks, shrink-wrapping boats, things like that. I had a few other manual labor jobs because that’s the best I could get as a teenager and the pay was decent. I never had a great work ethic because these jobs were not careers to me, they were temporary jobs to help me pay for college and other expenses. Continue reading People Who Inspire Me: Sir Richard Branson

People Who Inspire Me: Chuck Norris

People Who Inspire Me: Chuck Norris

One of the first big role models I had growing up was Chuck Norris. The Chuck Norris ‘Facts’ came out around 2006 when I was in middle school. I didn’t know much about the man, other than he was a famous martial artist, movie actor, and tough guy. My friends and I would sit around the lunch table and exchange our favorite ‘Facts’ and got into the whole Chuck Norris hysteria that became a pop culture phenomenon. Continue reading People Who Inspire Me: Chuck Norris