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There is nothing to it but to DO IT

There is nothing to it but to DO IT

So many people get caught up in their fears and “What Ifs.” The people who really succeed are the ones who take risks, they embrace risk. There is an old saying “No Risk, No Reward.” This is absolutely true. There will always be problems, there will never be a perfect time and someone will always be there doubting you. Don’t listen to those people, listen to your heart, listen to this voice inside of you saying JUMP! Many people simply won’t be successful in life because they are scared. Living in fear will get you nowhere. You don’t have to go all out and quit your job but you do have to be willing to go above and beyond. If you really want something you will sacrifice for it. That means not wasting time with TV and video games or whatever your favorite method of time consumption is. It means going to work, taking care of your family and then staying up late at night working on your dreams. You may be a little tired in the morning but if you’re really in pursuit of your dreams, that’s your drive. That’s what wakes you up this morning and pushes you to crank out your day at work so you can get home and get back to building your dream. A dream is just a dream until you dedicate time and effort to it. If you’re not willing to put in the work, you’re not meant to have it.

       It’s easy to say “oh I have this going on, so now isn’t a good time” or “this just happened, so now isn’t a good time. THERE IS NEVER GOING TO BE A PERFECT TIME. Talking about it, thinking about it, PROCRASTINATING about it will get you nowhere. You’re going to stay in that endless cycle. Building your own business isn’t easy and it isn’t for everyone. Be willing to work and learn and you will be amazed at what you can achieve. I’ve hit so many roadblocks on my path but I figure out ways over, under and around them. The feeling you get after you knock down another obstacle is great! Often times we build things up in our head and make them out to be a much bigger thing than they are. Then once we conquer them, you have that “Oh, that wasn’t so bad” moment. Never be afraid to fail or look like a failure to others. Failing is part of the learning process. Those stuck in the rat race will always have a comment about you failing that one time, but they are failing EVERY day. You’re learning every day. One easy way to avoid looking like a failure to people is not bragging about what you’re working on until AFTER you’ve achieved it. So many people want to fake it for the internet and gain some sort of social status. The people on your social media don’t pay your bills, if they did you wouldn’t be looking to build a business. When it comes down to it, just go for it, fuck what people think!

Introduction

Hey everyone! My name is Mike Martinez, I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. From an early age I knew owning my own business was in my future. One of my earliest memories indicating this was my mom hosting a family get together at our house. I organized my room into a “store” stocked with all the old toys and various posessions that I no longer wanted. I notified all of my cousins that the store was open for business and to bring their wallets with them. My mom quickly caught on to what I was doing and shut my store down!

My dad also helped in my journey. When I was young he owned his own mobile auto body business. He would repair paint, dents and chips from his van. I’m not sure why, but this venture didn’t end up working out. He then went on to work at an automotive place specializing in transmissions. While doing this, he also operated a garage at home in his spare time. At any given time I remember there being at least 4 cars ready to be worked on. He instilled upon me that if I wanted something I had to work for it. I quickly learned not to just ask for money, I had to ask what work was available for me to make money. I would help with oil changes, brake jobs and shop cleanup. I feel this changed my mentality about money and helped prepare me for my future.

In my high school years, I had two major interests: Computers and Car Audio. Most kids my age had no clue what they were going to do with their future. Not me, I knew without a doubt that I was going to start one of those businesses.

A brief run down of my history, which I will delve deeper into in later posts:

  • Computer Repair business
  • Automotive Lock-Out Service
  • Construction Contracting
  • Retail/Ecommerce Smoke Shop