The College Dropout, No Experience Business Plan

Uploaded on I was a THREE TIME college dropout with two maxed out credit cards and no long term vision or plan. But I started my business anyway. I was a THREE TIME college dropout with two maxed out credit cards and no long term vision or plan. But I started my business anyway.

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  • 1. Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson
  • 2. “I would love to go do that, but I don’t have enough vacation days” Has this sentence ever crossed your lips? It’s prettycommon for most people.I know it has come up in conversations with me andmy wife many times in the early years of ourmarriage.Vacations, medical emergencies, kids events, familygatherings all at the mercy of your corporate policymanual. Frustrating right?
  • 3. My wife, Kelly, and I took a trip with our son, Asher to visit myin-laws in New Orleans. The purpose of the trip was two-fold. #1 – My wife’s twin sister had a baby 5 weeks ago, so wewanted to see the new lil bundle of joy. #2 – Kelly’s Dad wouldbe in the hospital for a few days to have an operation and wewanted to be around to help.Originally the trip was just going to be a 4 day, Thursday-Sunday trip, with Kelly needing to request 2 vacation days tomake it possible.Since making those initial plans, we have been blessed to haveKelly leave corporate America and work from home. Soour 4 day trip was expanded to a full week.
  • 4. Once we got down to New Orleans our plans got thrown acurveball. Due to a mix up at the hospital, Kelly’s Dad’ssurgery got pushed a full week back.In the past, we would have been trapped in our originalplans due to jobs we weren’t passionate about, but neededto make ends meet. Has that ever happened to you?You missed an important family event because you were a slave to corporate America’s schedule?
  • 5. It was the story of my life from age 18 until just a fewyears ago.There is nothing more frustrating than having tosacrifice time with those you care about the most toserve a faceless corporation that ultimately sees you asa replaceable cog at the end of the day. (Just ask themillions of Americans who found out the term ‘job-security’ is a huge lie!)
  • 6. I don’t know about you, but it always made me furiousto know my time was not ultimately not my own.I mean- that’s just what you do right?You grow up, you go to school, you get a job, youfollow the rules, and hope to slowly eek your way upthe corporate pay scale. I didn’t realize I had a choice in the matter.
  • 7. I definitely didn’t have pedigree that would suggestthat I should start a business of any kind.I was a THREE TIME college dropout with twomaxed out credit cards and no long term vision orplan.If someone would have told me to start a part timebusiness with the few free hours I had each week, Iwould have told them the same thing I hear frompeople every day.
  • 8. I can’t afford to start a businessI don’t have time to start a businessI don’t know anything about starting a businessI’m not a sales person, nor do I want to be!To be honest when I got started, I didn’t have a visionof creating a huge business.I just knew I was jumping from part time job to parttime job, and this could add to my ever fluctuatingrevenue stream.
  • 9. Fast forward towhen I posted this picture on myFacebook Page thatcaused quite a stir.
  • 10. How is that even possible?Sounds like a cheesy Hollywood script. And no,this isn’t even a pitch for you to get involved in mybusiness, because honestly it isn’t for everyone. I posted that to let you know…YOU DO HAVE A CHOICE IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR LIFE!
  • 11. Three things I contribute to my success:1. I was willing to take a step of faith to GETSTARTED.I stopped living on ‘SomeDay Isle’ and took the small, butvital step in getting started.Did it cost me an investment to start? Yes! Was Iguaranteed success? No!But I knew if I wanted something different than what Icurrently had, then I had to do something I had neverdone before. So I took a step of faith and got started.
  • 12. 2. I was PERSISTENT.I wasn’t looking for an easy get rich quick scheme.I knew in my weight loss journey that the ‘magic pill’didn’t exist, so I wasn’t expecting to find it in businesseither.I was going to give this new venture a year, in whateverspare time I could find. (I still had my regular jobs … yesjobs plural… to deal with as well)I was going to work at making it successful, even though Ididn’t have any idea what I was doing.
  • 13. 3. I was TEACHABLE.After trying it on my own, and failing miserably over andover again, I could let my mounting frustration cause meto quit… OR…I could find someone who was already successful inbuilding the kind of life I envisioned for myself and learnfrom them.I pray that you ditch your Ego much faster than I did, andsave yourself a ton of wasted time.
  • 14. Again, the thought of investing in training/coachingwhen I wasn’t making any money was very scary!But I took a long hard look at where I was spending mymoney already, and they weren’t helping me change mylife. (Restaurants, Bars, Gourmet Coffee, Movies, Cable,Etc) So I made the choice to sacrifice some of my luxuries and invest in my training.
  • 15. It has been the true secret to my success. Why try to reinvent the wheel, when you canhave an expert SHOW you how to be successful?
  • 16. If the life you are currently living is not thelife you had hoped for, then I challenge you to look at what you are doing now and honestly see what needs to change.
  • 17. Is it starting a side business in your spare time?Making the leap to do something you are trulypassionate about? I don’t know what is right for you, but the change starts with that first action step.
  • 18. No matter what you are passionate about, youcan take the exact same skills I have learned toapply to your new endeavor to create your ideal life! Regardless of your background, your current situation, or what your dreams are –TAKE A STEP OF FAITH TO GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE AT THE LIFE YOU DESERVE.In this Together – Coach Jimmy
  • 19. Jimmy Hays Nelson Beachbody Coach is a self-proclaimed ‘former fat guy’. In his mid 20’s he was anoverweight college dropout, who found himself living backat home with his parents. Knowing something had tochange, he took action.Through his transformation journey he lost 100 pounds,started his own business, was featured in the Shaun Tworkout series INSANITY, and has been seen multipletimes on QVC with his buddy Tony Horton promotingP90X.He founded NELSONGY FITNESS with his wifeKelly to reach out to give hope and support to those thatare dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether youare lacking physically, emotionally, financially, ornutritionally we are here to help you see REALRESULTS!