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Your business is at zero.. Now what?

Aspiring entrepreneurs often spend years thinking about ideas without taking the leap. Many get stuck in endless research or setup, feeling they’re working towards something, but achieving nothing. If you're in this boat, know that staying at zero is torture. Embrace ignorance, be willing to be wrong, and always seek help. Success lies in admitting what you don’t know and learning from it.

How to Own Your Brand for Less than a Month of Netflix

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How Opportunity Works (You can learn how to spot it)

Ever wondered what it takes to be worth more money? Discover the secrets behind why some people achieve financial success rapidly while others struggle for a lifetime. This article delves into the mindset, beliefs, and opportunities that differentiate successful entrepreneurs from the rest. Uncover practical insights and motivational quotes to start your journey toward financial growth today.

Why Leaving the Ladder?

"From 2017 - the beginning of 2023 I built and ran a large diesel repair shop and Ecommerce parts store.

We grew it fast.. really fast. 

We crossed over 1.5 Million in revenue within the first 12-Months, and without any outside help, and with no financing.

We built it with pure grit, determination and hard work - several years of eighteen hour days, seven days a week.

Along with that growth, came mistakes. Financial mistakes that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and personal mistakes that cost relationships and respect.

If not for the grace of God, and a wife who relies on Him, I would have lost my marriage too...

There is a lot to unpack from that journey, but more so, there is a renewed relationship with my God, my family and my purpose.

That brings us to today, and what you are reading right now.

I know two things:

  1. I'm not the only one who has struggled as a leader

  2. It is possible to get back on track when you feel lost and buried. (I'm living proof)

This is the 24th issue of a newsletter I committed to writing for at least 8-weeks after exiting the company I poured most of my twenties into.

Well.. “8 weeks” turned into a lot more and now I'm committing to you that until something changes in my mission, or I am no longer here, I will be pouring back into the new-to-this entrepreneurs to bring you up with me as we become the men and women God created us to be.

I LOVE entrepreneurs. I love the passion, the grit and the strength it takes to pursue something so big that few people are able to take the leap.

I also know the struggle, pain and hardship that comes hand in hand with that pursuit...

Learning how to, and showing you how I “fail forward” with intention and tenacity, and with a genuine reliance on God is what this newsletter is for.

I will use my platform to bring us closer together, and hopefully get to teach you lessons that I have learned and continue to learn in business, and in life.

So - for those new here, welcome to the LTL movement!

If you are the kind of person who can go through the pain it takes to make this entrepreneur thing work just know I and the others like you who read this feel you and we are here for you.

I love talking about business and the human who makes that business work."

- From the 24th issue of LTL

So.. if you are an entrepreneur, or want to become one.

If you struggle giving yourself permission to take action and do what you KNOW you’re capable of.

If you want weekly insight and encouragement from someone on that same path, but has spent years in the trenches…

Join the Leaving the Ladder newsletter. 👇