This is Week 1 of the 12-week content creation challenge! You may not be aware of what that is, so take a quick look at this Https://www.patienceandhustledaily.com/challenge . Each week, I’m challenging you to create a Blog, Video, and a Podcast episode around a topic you’ve been interested in trying, or around a brand you current have. Week 1 is all about introducing who you are, and talk about what you’ll be covering during the 12 week challenge.
Who is Lance?
But who am I? You’re probably wondering that if you just stumbled across my channel and started watching the videos, or if you’ve been following me on other platforms, you may not know a lot about me.
Well, today, I’m going to tell you a little bit about me that you probably do not know, but it molded me into who I am today. I will warn you; it doesn’t start out as a happy, shiny story. It’s not an easy story to tell, but it’s time I tell it.
Growing up I always loved to draw. I was terrible at it though. I loved taking photos, and making videos with these cheap little cameras we had. I started actually playing guitar when I was about 13 or so, but I always had some sort of toy guitar since I was very little.
My life started to change a bit when I was in 9th grade. I started just feeling depressed for whatever reason, I don’t know. It just got worse leading into 10th grade. I was feeling alone, I had no self-esteem. I got heavy into drugs, because it made me feel “happy”. When I would come off the high, I felt worse. I was smoking pot, doing speed, popping pills, and trying to get my hands on whatever I could. When I do something, I dive into it with everything I’ve got. I’ll engulf myself in it. I thank God, I couldn’t get a hold of some of the stuff I was trying to get a hold of.
This all led me to a deeper darker place. From harming myself, to attempted suicide. Music and art is what kept me sort of sane the entire time, but I still felt numb to the world around me. I wasn’t to get as messed up as I could to stop feeling, how I was feeling. I eventually that year had a really bad day feeling strung out. I told myself I had enough. I felt sick, and couldn’t do it anymore. Although that experience was all in a year, I’m pretty sure I did enough drugs to cover 2 or 3 years’ worth. I might be exaggerating, but that’s what it felt like.
Nothing really interesting happens from 2006–2015. I graduate high school in 2007, I attend a graphic design school for a couple of years, and work in the mobile phone industry from 2007–2015, until I made a career change to the financial industry.
Things Start To Change
This is where things start to change. From 2007–2015 I was in sales in the mobile phone industry, and when I left that, I told myself I was never going to do sales ever again. It’s the sleaziest, scummiest thing in the world, and I will never do it, ever again. I was excited about this new job in customer service for a financial company, because a buddy of mine worked there, and he said they didn’t do sales. That’s perfect for me!!!
Early 2016, things change, they’re starting to focus on sales. I’m like…. ”OH NO!…. I need to learn how to sell over the phone.” All I ever did was sales in person, and honestly, I wasn’t very good at it. I start looking for sales training, and books, and whatever I can find. I come across Brian Tracy, and Tom Hopkins, and was watching their stuff, but couldn’t really get into it.
That is when I came across Grant Cardone. I instantly connected with this guy. The one thing I hated about sales is that I always felt like I was scamming someone, because of the way I was always trained. Grant talks about no using tricks, or NLP, or any scammy type jargon. Then on top of that, he’s talking about real estate, and finances, and saying all these things that I thought only I had been thinking. I dove deep into his materials, his books, videos, his training programs, webinars; I wanted to soak in as much as I possibly couple.
My mindset on sales shifted. My mindset on life, and my purpose shifted. I started taking action on things I was passionate about. I started putting real effort into what I was doing, which led to awards, and promotions.
This also led to a lot of awesome opportunities outside of work to do my own thing. I do audio editing for podcasts, and video editing, and various other content creation stuff. I’ve networked with some amazing people, and I continue to meet and network with amazing people.
The biggest thing, is that I felt I had a purpose. My love for music, for photography, for graphic design, videography, for art, has a purpose in my life. I get to help people; using these passions I have.
That is where I am today.
So, what am I going to be covering over this 12 week challenge? I’m going to teach you that creating content consistently is easy, and you need to be doing it. Why? Because whatever your passion is, whatever your purpose is, needs to be shared with as many people as possible. People need your information, your products, your services, your help. You can do that, by creating content that others can absorb, and learn from.
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