Here's a little bit about me & my life that most people don’t know. I’m just your average guy that has a passion to succeed.
Life hasn’t always been a garden of red roses but through hard work, I've gotten to where I am today.
I grew up in a city called Plymouth Massachusetts. Yes, that is right "Americas" home town where the Pilgrims landed!
Early on I was an entrepreneur. Around 5th-grade I'd sell a few pieces of gum, pay for the whole pack & have a few pieces left. Hmmm....neat concept.
Then, life changed in August 1992 when I was heading to lunch & lost control of my motorcycle skidding into a car coming at me.
A broken down truck had leaked hydraulic fluid that cars tracked which made the road like ice.
I suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury) from the impact, my left arm was about torn off at the bicep, lung collapsed, spleen ruptured and many bones were broken.
After over a month in the hospital, I was sent to a rehab hospital to stay for awhile to learn how to walk again also needed both physical & occupational therapy several times a day.
Dr's had to rebuild my arm but told me will probably never use it again & have to walk with a cane & wait to see what happens with my brain injury/memory.
There was limited research for Traumatic Brain Injuries at this time and still isn't much today.
The Dr's prognosis scared the bejeezus out of me but I was determined to try everything possible to beat my odds.
Readjusting to a day job was a challenge due to my injuries & health. Abiding by a schedule was hard as I never knew what I was going to feel like.
A year or so after I opened my 1st retail store & within a few months, I had outgrown & moved to a 2500 sf. store which is where I started my pawn shop business.
1999 I discovered eBay. With the internet, I no longer had to sell locally. and allowed me to sell world wide
In between then and today, I had opened a trading post, an eBay drop shop, and several online business models.
I also ran several new car dealership service departments & fixed operations. Making millions for these companies over the years through team building, relationships, training & a process.
While my back, arm, leg and brain still bother me most days, I fought & beat whatever came at me, pushing through only to give me strengths I never k.come back stronger.
I view my journey (that is with me every day) as the literal stepping stones into my path & it taught me to never give up.
It may sound kind of weird but I'm thankful I do feel my aches & pains as when in rehab, I met many who have no feeling left or memory.
The lessons I learned from my experience is that strength comes from within, furthermore helped make me for who I am today.
I enjoy helping people become successful in their dreams & goals. Let me help you with your business!