The Start To Freedom
It all started at the club in summer 2010. I was enjoying my summer before entering my final semester at Palomar College in San Marcos. I was groovin’ and movin’ in the club, creating a circle around me. Then this one guy approached me and said, “Bro you know how to bring a crowd. You interested in making money?” Typically, I would have told the guy no because it sounded like a scam and I only knew about working a 9 to 5. But, he invited me to an event where it was at the beach and a resort.
It was too good to be true, and I told him no because I didn’t know if my family would be ok with me leaving for another city. I did not know how to take full ownership of my life and I damn sure let other people get to me about it. Although, I did get invited to an event and I was exposed to that opportunity the next week at the Sheraton hotel in San Diego, CA, my life changed.
I then joined a network marketing company to learn about business. Although you may think I became a hot shot, I actually became scared because I never thought of the idea of asking others to buy something I was selling. If you knew me at the time, you would know I knew very little about how money works. I had to sit down with the guy that brought me in and call everyone on my list. I was scared as hell because I feared people would think I’m just only asking for money. However, I got my first sale in 30 minutes!
I felt bad for taking someone’s money for a service I didn’t believe too much in. I was just sold on the idea of living the life of the party. I stepped away after that sale and went back to my ‘normal’ job. Had I known more about business, things would have been different. But, that isn’t when everything took off for me…
In March 2011, I saw a Facebook post of the mentor I had at the time at the Dominican Republic on an all expense paid company trip. I remember asking him, “Dude, that company put you there?” He said, “Yep, with the hard work you put in, you get trips.” Right then and there, I was officially sold on learning about becoming successful as an entrepreneur.
If you ever have doubts about starting a business or joining a network marketing company aka sales 101, just know to trust yourself and put in the work. When you surround yourself with like-minded individuals who want the same things as you, there is nowhere else to go but up. But, you need to trust the process, or the process will end. All because you didn’t believe in yourself.
Dominic Cruz is the CruzIN Social Media Marketer, ex-professional hip-hop dancer, & college graduate at SDSU. He has a strong passion for social media and for what it has to offer to business owners like you. He was raised in the city of Boston, MA and born in New Orleans, LA. Every day there is something new in the world of social media and there are multiple ways of getting paid using social media. It's the platform that brings you exposure and with more exposure is more opportunity to bring in GUARANTEED revenue.