Sup ya’ll, lppei here pronounced Epay
here’s my story
born in Japan, moved to the states when I was 9, couldn’t even say the full ABC’s
of all the places in the US, I moved to St. Paris, Ohio which is super country, since that’s where my dad’s company was.
So I grew up with mostly all white country kids, & that’s how I was “Americanized”
I still speak Japanese with my parents but I’m more comfortable with English & American culture at this point.
Moved to Michigan starting High School, then went to MSU and graduated with a bachelor degree in advertising & business. (ironically that’s what I’m doing now with my business but I’m not using anything I learned in college)
After college, I got a fulltime job doing order fulfillment & sales for U-Shin (Japanese auto parts supplier company)
I would be the window person for our headquarters & manufacturing plant in Japan and our American automotive customers including Ford, Honda America, Chrysler & Tesla.
Our products were car door handles, A/C & Heater Controls, door latches.
Making only $35K per year for 3 years, & stuck in a stale cubicle office environment for 40+ hours per week, I quickly realized this was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
I got a raise one year which was the standard 6%, after taxes came out to be only $60 increase in my monthly paycheck.
This was the wake-up call for me, the straw that broke the camel’s back.
By this time I had started a passion blog that was beginning to make me some money, roughly $800 per month.
I knew there was something to this, making money online thing.
& I began trying many different online business opportunities including affiliate marketing, e-commerce, email marketing, MLMs.
The turning point was when I decided I needed to hire a mentor.
Someone that’s already at a certain level that I wanna get to, someone that’s got the lifestyle I want, & they were willing to take me by hand & show me exactly how I can get there A through Z.
This person was Dan.
He taught me the skill of how to generate leads for local businesses using Free Traffic.
A lucrative, high-income skill that allowed me to build my own $50K per month online business today.
My first conversation with Dan was in September of 2014, I had to sneak out of the office I was working in & hide out in my car.
I started talking to him about my passion blog & how I could make this business work with my “passion”
He said it was possible but warned me about getting hung up on that word “passion”
He told me his dad was the same way, always following his “passion” & caused him to stay broke.
Often times, when we stay fixated on this concept of “following our passion”, it can lead you to dead-end opportunities & block you from much more lucrative businesses.
Instead, focus on making money first.
Do whatever it takes to earn income by yourself so you can quit your job and have the freedom to pursue your passions later.
Have your business fuel your passion.
This was a perception shift that I needed & I got from my first conversation with Dan.
I jumped on the program, & since then have become one of Dan’s original success student.
I reached $10K per month in just 7 months after joining the program.
Going from making only $35K per year, to now making $10K per month was a huge leap.
I noticed big shifts in my confidence levels as a person & my baseline happiness level went up considerably.
It’s one of the greatest feelings to be able to support myself now without working for someone else.
Not to mention the nice things that money can bring.
Being able to support my parents financially.
Being able to go on more vacations.
Me & my friends in Spain, right before we went to Ibiza.
College roommates destination wedding in Jamaica
Chillin in Miami with a fellow marketer friend that I met at the program’s annual Las Vegas event.
Inside XS pool party in Las Vegas with my mentor Dan, during the annual Las Vegas event
New loft I got in Downtown Detroit.
Living that motto pretty well these days: Work Hard, Play Hard
The Turning Point for my Success
Like many people, I’ve been devouring personal development material for years.
But I was still stuck at only making $35K per year at a job I hated.
What was I missing?
The most critical lesson I learned in my transition from hourly wage worker to entrepreneur was this.
Before starting your own business.
You need to develop high-income skills.
When I learned the skill of lead generation with Free Traffic, I was finally able to begin seeing tangible results (my ability to make money)
“Skills pay the bills”
“Mindset alone is not enough, You need Mindset & Skills” -Dan Lok (another mentor of mine)
Dan Lok’s Wealth Triangle re-iterates the importance of developing high-income skills beautifully.
In fact, Dan Lok doesn’t even recommend starting a business until you’re making at least $10K per month with a high-income skill you have developed.
For example, you can’t always count on real estate for consistent income because what happens when the tenant leaves abruptly & you can’t find someone new?
Or what if the economy crashes?
However, if you have a high-income skill, no one can take that away from you.
You can always count on yourself to make good money.
High-income skills give you the stability, the confidence that no matter what happens to your assets or finances, even if everything was taken from you, you have the skills to get back up to where you were before.
“Seek to be financially confident, not financially free”
Dan Lok says the first thing you have to do is to invest in developing your skills, go to a seminar, buy a course or better yet get a mentor that’s gonna teach you A through Z.
Most successful people I’ve studied at one point in their life had a mentor.
Back in 2014, when I jumped on the coaching program with Dan.
I wasn’t aware just how impactful that one decision was going to be for me.
Now in hindsight, that was easily one of the most important decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
Local lead generation is not only a high-income skill, but its one of the most sought-after skill on the internet today.
Pretty much every local business needs a lead generation specialist.
Not only that but you can build a scalable business with this skillset.
Which covers the second piece of the Wealth Triangle.
This was why I was able to rise so quickly with this coaching program.
I already had a solid mindset: driven, motivated & tenacious.
I was simply lacking the high-income skills & a scalable business model.
Our mentor Dan says all the time “Just follow the process”
You don’t need to know why this stuff works so well, just do it.
I for sure didn’t know all about business at the time, I just did it, followed the system to the T, produced results, then rinse & repeat.
In hindsight, the lead generation coaching program was taking me by the hand & forcing me to follow the principles of the Wealth Triangle to the T.
What am I trying to accomplish with this blog, Journalreview.org?
I currently have 5 people working for me full time for my local lead generation business. I’ve put in systems in place so that my business keeps growing without me having to do most of the work.
Which freed up a lot of my time to take on new projects, this blog being one of them.
I enjoy writing & I’m passionate about business.
I like putting my latest thoughts & insights in writing, I feel it somehow helps me learn the lessons on a deeper level.
If other people get some value from it, that’s a bonus.
Also because I’m one of Dan’s original success students, the original protege if you will.
& he saw my talent in copywriting from my other projects.
He has brought me into part of his small team to help promote the local lead generation coaching program to more people.
In my opinion, this is easily one of the best online business opportunity in 2018. Coming from a guy that’s tried damn near everything.
The business model simply works, we have students from all walks of life that’s made it work for them.
The skills you learn inside the program is extremely powerful, & Dan has an amazing way of cutting through people’s bullshit excuses & getting people to become executors.
He also has deep experience in entrepreneurship & different strategies of making money.
I am living, breathing testimonial for his coaching program.
IMO its the most doable business for people to earn their first dollar online.
some use it to earn sizeable part time income online
But it has the power to take a complete newbie, all the way to a 6 figure online business entrepreneur.
Do you like the following things? if you do, this course is for you…
Do you love freedom?
Making money while you’re on vacation?
Live life on your own terms, become your own boss, make your own hours?
Travel the world?
Spend more time with friends & family?
Support your family financially?
Create multiple streams of income?
Have the cashflow that fuels your passions, allowing you to do whatever you want?
Wake up each day with financial confidence, knowing that you have the skills to increase your income everyday.
Invest in yourself today & you will reap the benefits of becoming that high value person for the rest of your life.
Go here to learning more about the coaching program that changed my life & the lives of hundreds of other students by teaching them how to generate leads for small businesses.
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