“Success loves speed”- Eddie Smith Like 0 Twitter john paret Follow Jan. 7, 2019, 1:17 p.m. in Life and Styles Views: 317 Like us on facebook What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. I can name so many more than 5 things that I wish someone would have told me when I first started but here are a few: 1: Focus on the big picture enough to have a plan. Then let it go and get to work. At the beginning I was so obsessed with making a mil I was missing key steps to even make 100k. 2: Find a coach or mentor asap. I was so resistant to accepting and getting help that my pride and ego made the journey so much longer and harder than it had to be. 3: Do what you love but remember that sometimes you will have to do what you don’t love to get it. When I was starting out I was constantly jumping from idea to idea because I would do something and find out I don’t love everything about it. Now, I realize that you’re not always going to love what you do but you will love the result it creates. 4: Success loves speed. Quit waiting for the perfect moment and just get started. I used to say when I have more money. When I have a larger audience. When I… etc. You get the point. Just go and figure it out along the way. 5: Stay in your lane. Don’t worry about keeping up with anyone. Run your own race and you will reach your destination. I used to get so hung up on this but then I realized how far I have come and it made the biggest difference ever. What’s your backstory? I grew up dirt poor and on the streets at an early age. I straddled the line between being a good kid and a bad kid often living in the gray area. I would at one time become homeless when I was 15 and eventually found myself moving cross country from Spokane, Washington to Chicago, Illinois because I was out of control. This was my second chance at life though and I quickly went from being shot at, getting into fights regularly and skipping school to graduating both High School & College early Published by john paret Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?