Before I dive into my self bio I want to share with you a quote that has resonated with me for many years now.
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are a few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.” – Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari Computer
Before you can become a “doer” you must know your “WHY”
If you don’t have that, all the systems in the world are not going to help you. Fortunately, passion is something you can work up; it is either there or it’s not. But you must find it within you.
I want you to dig deep and find out “WHY” you are really doing this.
Please, don’t just tell me cause you like money. That is not a strong enough reason.
You MUST absolutely know “WHY” you are doing it.
When I started in May 2002 I really didn’t have any clue how I was going to achieve my goals.
I just knew my “WHY” and nothing was going to stand in my way.
Are You Ready To Give It 100%
My name is Josh Paiva thanks for stopping by…
Before I get into my story I want to say…
If you TRULY want to make changes in your life you have come to the right place.
One of the things I respect most is someone reaching out to me with real intention.
There is nothing wrong with reaching out and asking questions.
In fact you are very smart for doing so.
When I got started with my online journey I did the same exact thing.
If you are ready to give it 100% I am here for YOU 100% and don’t forget that.
I always say 100% or NOTHING because anything less what’s the point?
Here Is Little Bit About Me
I had a great childhood. I come from very humble beginnings.
I lived in a neighborhood with over fifty kids on two streets.
Nobody really had money but it didn’t matter.
We had a lot of fun playing sports, hide n seek, climbing trees, fishing.
We made our own fun out of nothing.
When you’re young you’re carefree.
I was able to live a fantasy childhood and was very fortunate.
One thing I knew early on I was not a follower.
Even at an early age I always questioned why things were the way they were.
Always hungry for adventure and pushing the limits.
As I got into my teens I started to look around and say to myself boy life is hard for a lot of people.
Most people I knew were just grinding away at a job and not really getting anywhere.
Just working the same job and paying the same bills over and over.
I mean that’s ok but what I didn’t understand why do they basically just ‘settle’ and call it a day?
In my mind I knew there had to be something more to life.
Getting a good education and a good job was the only thing I was taught for 18 years.
So I started taking some classes in college right after high school.
I wasn’t afraid of work in fact I have a VERY STRONG work ethic.
What I couldn’t comprehend was working a job for 30+ years and being miserable.
Even with the college education and people breathing down my neck I already knew that was NOT going to happen.. lol..
I saw people live like that my entire life and I KNEW I would find a way out of that BS cycle.
Wasn’t sure how but I knew eventually it would happen.
Faith? Conviction? Belief?
I’m not sure what to call it but I had it and I could feel it in the pit of my stomach.
I was HUNGRY to break away from all of it.
Do You Want Normalcy or Something MORE?
All my life I saw it from both sides.
People just scraping by and people with money.
HOW did they get that life?
Maybe it was given to them or was it luck?
To me it didn’t matter and I was going to figure it out.
School was not me in fact it gave me a headache and I couldn’t sit still.
I have always been a dreamer.
Sometimes you have to go through the motions so people leave you alone and don’t think you’re crazy.
Just don’t tell anyone what’s really on your mind 😉
Sure I got a few jobs I did what I had to do to survive.
As I got older I just watched the same people I knew my entire life doing the same thing.
They were ‘settling’ into normalcy.
I’m just not built that way I was always running from authority and searching.
My other friends were running in illegal trades, drug addicts, or unemployed.
I didn’t want to go that route either.
By the age of 23 I was done with college and needed a break from it all.
So I saved a few bucks and jumped on a plane to Central America in 1998!
One of the best things I ever did!
At that point in my life I needed to just GET AWAY from everything..
I was going to places like Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador.
Met some people like myself and travelled up and down the coast looking for good waves in a 1978 LandCruiser.
Was an incredible experience and really cleared my mind.
But every year I would come home and right back to the same thing with NOTHING to show for it.
Sure I had fun but that’s just what it was fun.
I always had this big drive but had NO IDEA how to direct that energy into creating a future.
It FINALLY Happened
That fateful day came May 2002 in my mailbox.
Yep a little Work From Home booklet!
I remember reading through it over and over again. Stories of people making $5k a month $15k a month even $30k a month.
At that point in my life if I could even make $2k a month legally I would be set free.
I knew deep down inside that this was what I had been waiting 27 years for.
So in May 2002 I started my business and dedicated my life to spreading the message around the world.
I didn’t reach the four corners of the globe in my first day of business, so I got up the next morning and tried it again.
Day after day, week after week, year after year of hard work, commitment and dedication to my dream until it finally became a reality.
This is what I saw when I opened the booklet
Backside of the booklet
Notice the stamp .34 cents.
If you don’t believe me just Google how much a stamp was in 2002!
OLD SCHOOL PIC – Me holding the book living in a garage!
I was probably around 30 or so in this pic.
No idea what I was getting into but the DREAM was ALIVE!
Notice the white board in the background.
I was big time… haha..
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He’s become sort of a celebrity around the internet marketing space.
He was really the first guy to start teaching how to brand yourself.
How to build a business with attraction marketing.
No matter your situation I know 100% you can do it if you REALLY want to.
I had all the reasons to quit or never get started.
But I believed with all my heart this was my ‘way out’ and I was right.
Internet marketing definitely made me a better person and it’s very possible it even saved my life.
Ten Years Later Almost Exactly To The Date Income Goes Over $10,000 WEEK!
Reason I am showing you all this is because I want you to understand.
Everything takes work. You might as well work on YOUR DREAM and not someone else’s.
For me it took almost TEN YEARS of my life to get to that point.
But let me tell you it was so worth it. I’m still living the same dream today.
It just gives in different ways.
When you give something all you got with the attitude you will never give up until it happens.
Let me tell you it changes you as a person.
You become stronger, wiser, and most definitely a better person.
And let me tell you the journey is all a part of it so enjoy every moment.
Just remember one thing always…
You must get rid of any doubt.
If you work hard and keep applying yourself day after day you will get there.
Here Is Some Proof People I Work With Making It Happen
So I Would Like To End With This Note
When I first got started the internet was nothing.
So literally for the first 10 years it was a grind but I knew one thing.
I was going to figure it out and become successful and I would never stop UNTIL it happened.
What I have truly discovered throughout the years is that every small step I have taken has contributed to giant strides I have made in helping to vastly improve my life and other people’s lives.
And I’ll say this. The internet is really what changed my business and my life. Right now there has NEVER been a better time to get started working on your dreams.
What I want you to understand is that I have had my fair share of business ups and downs, but I’ve learned to equally appreciate the good and the difficult times because both situations offer me the opportunity to do better and greater things.
No matter how difficult the challenge is in front of you, never give up. That is the essential ingredient to personal success. So hang in there. Stay the course. Persevere. Carry on. Weather the storm. If you do, you will fully understand the meaning of success!
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