First off, I just want to thank you for even considering this course. I am beyond excited for you to create a store and begin making money.
My name is Justin Walker. I started selling online when I was only 17 years old. I had just graduated high school and I had no idea what I wanted to do. I had plans of attending college and playing football and that all ended when I got injured my senior year of high school. Sports were really the only reason I wanted to go to college, I had zero clue what I was going to study or even wanted to study. I was really stuck in life and just in a weird transition phase. So I did what pretty much every kid in there weird transition phase did, I graduated and went and got a job. At the time, I just wanted to make enough money for gas to drive around with my friends, but I had goals too; I wanted nice cars, a nice house, freedom.
Now I knew that I wasn't going to get everything I wanted from working there. My checks were maybe $300 every 2 weeks, I lived an hour from PetSmart, which is where I worked. I drove a 2001 dodge truck, so gas mileage was far from good.
My checks went to gas and food. At one point, I was spending the money I had made before lunch break, on lunch break. I was literally trading my time for absolutely nothing, well maybe a chicken bowl. I still cared about my health and did not want to eat taco bell everyday.
Now on top of ALL of that going through my mind, I worked the early morning stocking shift. 2am to roughly 9am, I had friends so I didn't get all the sleep I needed to because I still wanted to have a life. So needless to say didn't sleep much and I was unhappy.
I actually developed a really bad anxiety disorder. I was laying in bed one night and it almost felt like my heart skipped a beat, I lost my breath and was shaking. It's like it all hit me at once. I was questioning everything. I was picturing what I would be doing in 5 years. I went from athlete to working with pets with really no future there. I was still living at home, I went to my parents room, told them what I was feeling and they told me to get some rest and we will talk about it in the morning.
The next day came, and we went to lunch. They explained that they would be okay with me quitting my job. But I had to find something else fast... This is where things got fun...