Having started my business career at the ripe old age of nine, I have been around the block more times than I care to count. However, my story does not start out with me being a child entrepreneur out to make a name for myself in the business world.
Growing up in a family that was dysfunctional toughened me with the relentless grit and fierce determination I would later need to build a successful business. Over the years, my challenges continued and facing one crisis after another without anywhere to turn fueled a burning desire in my mind to find a solution for others in similar desperate straits. My family members cannot return, but through relation, I can help those in need of support, business opportunities, and resources and those who need it now.
There was a time when community involvement and a local support network were the backbone of American culture. The corner grocer offered not only fresh milk, but also a kind smile. Neighbors provided continual support and community services to those in their neighborhood that were in need. Small business owners also prospered and supported one another.
I said to myself, “What if I create a platform that members can not only organize the Internet according to their needs, but also connect to a support system within their entire region?” The days of the local community are here once again but on a much larger scale. People would be able to find the resources and support they need to face whatever emergency or crisis that befalls them. Businesses owners and professionals would be able to capture work within minutes.
My story became the foundation for creating something that filled an untapped need on the Internet and ReciProty was born. ReciProty is an online networking and local support system providing community services, business networking, small business resources and online marketing opportunities. It brings people together within minutes, so they can support each other online or in person, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Membership is free to all.
Development is only one aspect of a business; it takes a team to build a village. That led me to create Wilbur Resources International (WRI) and Network with Results International (NWRI). WRI provides training, coaching and mentoring to business professionals. I help people achieve their personal and professional goals. As a John Maxwell team member, I incorporate a practical application of Maxwell’s proven leadership methods in my training and coaching endeavors.
NWRI creates a new way to network where members showcase their skills & services, share knowledge and exchange referrals leading to increased sales at record pace. When our members are not meeting in person, they are sharing referrals on ReciProty and a lot of them.
I didn’t stop there. I believe we all have a message, a gift. There are so many people who can help others overcome challenges that they once faced. You are a messenger with news or a story to share. But knowing your message is not enough. You need to know what to do, how to do it, and why you are doing it. Knowing why gives you purpose.
If you want to help others and create a following, you need to get your message heard. Not only is there local competition, but with more than 2 billion people – that’s BILLION – fighting for market share on the Internet, for many of you, your message may go unheard. Your dream and vision may be lost. And that would be horrible. Since my mission is to inspire people and add value to their life by turbocharging their message and connecting them to the trusted resources they need like never before, BizStoria was born.
I did not stop there. Now that the sites are developed, I want to continue to offer value to your life. As stated above, I had a challenging childhood. I started working at a very young age. There were no vacations. No family vacation pictures. It is a known fact that when parents spend time with their children, their children are more likely to prosper and thrive instead of die. As well, you need to take time away just to rejuvenate. Seriously, ask yourself “Why go on vacation at all when you can just stay at home?”
But many people think that they cannot afford a vacation, especially year-after-year. Until now. I am a Vacation Agent with WorldMark by Wyndham. I have been a WorldMark owner since 2004 and I can help you put your family on vacation forever. Just give me a call at 503.893.0606 and I will tell you how.
In conclusion, entrepreneurs pay a price but the price they receive in return is priceless. Determination, ambition, and belief in a vision are a few factors that drive us. Sometimes visionaries see things that others don’t and even know what others need before they do. Never give up on your dreams. As Zig Ziglar stated, “If you can dream it, you can achieve it." Just keep going and keep thinking how you can serve others and make the world a better place.
I am hopeful that all your goals and dreams come true. If you are interested in connecting, just click the follow button on this page. As president of Wilbur Resources International (WRI) and as a John Maxwell certified team member, my business savvy, sales experience, and marketing wisdom can help you and your team achieve success – and thrive well into the future. If you would like to turn your trials and challenges into triumphs and victories, hire me. I can be reached at 503.746.7468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.