It’s My Birthday, Deal With Me!

Yeap, it’s my birthday. I’m turning 23 in about one hour.

I’d like to take the time to list some of my most recent accomplishments, which have changed my life from a 20 years old teenager, getting drunk and trying to get lucky, to a proud father, passionate husband, and uprising marketer.

I came to this country in April of 2006 to work as a waiter for the Sanderling Resort, in the Outer Banks of NC. I start 2009 as a business owner, with a 2nd degree on its way, and an increasing revenue stream.

So, from the time I turned 22, to today, these are the things that marked me the most:

  • 5 days before I turned 22, I got married to Anastasiya Bezugla, my beautiful Ukrainian bride.
  • On May 20th, my son Leonardo Bezugla Saraceni was born!

And the thought of a family of my own triggered the $ sign on my head. I want to give them the best; I want to take them to Brazil, to Ukraine, and my son to go to the best schools, have the nicest toys…

And I’d not accomplish that by bartending or bookkeeping. Not a chance!

  • I started my own importing business: I had everything set up, contacts, vendors, business plan: the US customs pratically shut me down I did not have enough knowledge or capital to face the US Customs.

But I realized I had become psychologically unemployable, and began my search for my own business.

Without much research (I knew nothing about the industry),

My learning curve has grown exponentially. I’ve come to “know” amazing marketers,  and their inspirational stories. And even though my sleep time has reduced drastically, I feel more alive than ever by the amount of knowledge I am just going to DEVOUR to succeed in this business.

Finally, something I can control: my success (or lack of) is my responsibility. Nobody else’s. No bosses, no schedules, no limitations. Only me and what I can learn and do.

By the time I turn 24, I’ll be enjoying my family more than ever.

Here are the reasons why:

  • I’ll have my second degree (the first on a non-native language)
  • I’ll dominate my niche and position myself as a leader, which will guarantee me a place amongst the top earners.
  • My Social Media (facebook / twitter) participation will bring a steady stream of business partners and generate enough passive income to allow me to focus on what interests me only:

Family, Learning, Cooking, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wines.

Keep close attention, this year-to-come, I’ll become a major part of your business plan.

Don’t believe me? Leave your opinion below, I’ll make sure to reply.

Managing an Online Business and College

I’ve been putting this topic away due to a variety of reasons, and procrastination is not one of them. I did not feel qualified, first of all, to write about managing my online network marketing business while attending college; I have been doing it for a while now, and it never feels easy. I understood that as long as I’m not sailing through supervising marketing, sponsonring, accounting, and training, along with homework, I was not qualified to write about it.

I gotta state for the records my GPA is averaging 3.7, and my company is well-engaged. But the fact that I had to work hard for my conquests actually struck me as a failure! I could not believe how naive I was being, thinking there should be an easy way of administrating home work and network marketing.

The fact is that there is no easy way of accomplishing anything. There are smarter ways, and that is exactly what pushed me so far in this industry and guided my studies in college. I understood I was very successful at managing school and business, when I noticed my own success. The hectic schedule had covered my eyes to my accomplishments.

I realized I am smarter than most of my classmates, because I already have a purpose, a career, and I’m established in my market. Even though it is not an easy-breezy “party-drunk” college life, it rewards me with a comfortable life-style, and allows me the opportunity to invest in myself, always, instead of giving my best to some boss, loaning somebody else my training and time.

My company has paid for my studies, I never took a loan for college. Network marketing is giving me a jump start on my financial freedom right now, without having to climb the corporate ladder, what would take my fellow classmates at least 10 years to reach a decent income.

My schedule is filled with income producing activities, and I get to apply every piece of knowledge towards those activities. Accepting that my work is being rewarded, now and in the future, is the best way to manage studies and business.

I sincerely recommend it. And I believe all career-motivated college student can run a successful online enterprise. All it takes is the right motivation.

See you at the top!

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