“When I was young, my dad and I used to throw the football back and forth in our bonding time. My dad asked, ‘Son what do you want to be when you grow up?’ I had big dreams and I loved football so I said ‘An NFL football player.’
My dad, knowing that genetically that was not very probable for me, said ‘Well, what if that doesn’t work, what’s your Plan B?’ I said ‘I know it’s gonna work. I don’t have a Plan B!’ My do or die attitude was necessary for success. I was so persistent, I never would give up on my dreams.
When I reached 3rd grade I realized that wasn’t going to happen. Even though today I run a 4.5-40, I would be crushed by a 300 lb. lineman if I were to play in the NFL! I realized I wasn’t gifted with the natural talents to make it in the NFL, but I never made a Plan B! I still kept the hope in the back of my mind.
Throughout my life I thought ‘How can I live that NFL-no-limits lifestyle, have 6 months off per year, make millions of dollars, travel the world and meet tons of people, and be a STAR?’ Nothing came to me! Nowadays, unless you’re in the NFL there’s almost NOTHING out there that can take you to that type of dream lifestyle … That is until I found Network Marketing! I found it at age 18 and fell in love. I realized I didn’t need any special skill set, just the ability to follow instructions, work hard, grow myself, and never give up! Here you can live the NFL lifestyle just by applying yourself, with no special skill set to start.
I don’t say this to impress you but to impress upon you that network marketing has allowed me to have this life, and you can do that too if you’re willing to work hard, never give up, and do some simple things every single day.
Many people say ‘It’s uncomfortable to grow, to talk to people, to do things I’m not used to doing!’ And IT IS!… But it’s even more uncomfortable to struggle, to not have choices, to work all our lives, to live less than being all that we were created to be.
We will suffer 1 of 2 pains, the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons. When we pass away, our only regret should be that we don’t know what regret feels like. Many people don’t change, not because they’re not in pain, but because the pain is not great enough to get up and do something about. What in our life is so unsatisfactory, that if we got up and changed it, would drastically improve the entire quality of our lives? What deep down do we need to do to change that?
Now in my 4 years of adult life, traveling to other countries where the priorities of life are vastly different, I realized many people deprive their entire lives by allowing themselves to become overworked and over-stressed! This in turn takes away from exactly what we’re working so hard for: an incredible life! They completely missed the boat of life!
What if we could work EXTREMELY HARD on and off for a few short years, say under 10 years, and live the rest of our life working when we CHOOSE TO because we LOVE TO, not because we HAVE TO? This can be accomplished by producing a residual income to cover all your expenses, and then as much more as you need to invest, save, and purchase whatever you’d like. Money isn’t everything, but it’s right up there with oxygen. Money is simply a unit of choice. Want more choices in life? Make a bigger impact in the world and make more money! All you need to do is make the world BETTER and impact as many lives as necessary to accomplish that dream!
Beyond finances, this business has given me something I never would’ve suspected. A real and genuine SMILE! One that’s not hiding anything behind it, one that’s not masking a life of quiet, slow and painful desperation. It’s allowed me to truly live and dream again! And it’s given me the most incredible relationships with all kinds of amazing people that I help to do the same as well!
You were created with gifts to make an impact in this world. You were born to enjoy life, to live it on your own terms. To do whatever you want whenever you want however you want why-ever you want with whoever you want, and help as many others do so as possible. One of the driving desires of all humans is TOTAL FREEDOM AND LIBERATION.
Your life is YOURS, LOVE IT AND LIVE IT.
What do you want to do with your life?” ~ Jacob Rakowski, https://www.facebook.com/jacob.rakowski
Last year after 3 months of private coaching with Bess, this then 21 year old jumped 2 ranks! Here is more advice from Jacob:
So, so proud of you Jacob, and to help you and learn from you! Thanks for taking the time to write this story! ~ BTW, I have a friend who was in the NFL. Until his body took such a beating he had to quit. Got into a network marketing business. Looks like you got to bypass the beating! 🙂