I was washing cars and i failed bad and i even broke some of the company's rules by accident from there we picked up another client and another one and another one. We scaled it to over millions of dollars a month. Hey guys welcome back to another video. Today is a very special day, i'm going to be sharing a story that i have shared nowhere else how i became a millionaire at age, 24.
Keep in mind just five: six years ago, i was a college dropout, making eight dollars an hour. This is a story that everyone asked for. I haven't shared it in its entirety. Um. I have done little quick things on instagram and tiktok, but today is the first day where you're gon na get all of it. But before that make sure you guys like and subscribe, i'm gon na keep coming with videos like this, because i know you guys like these without further ado. Here'S how i became a millionaire at 24.. So, let's start from the beginning, and that would be after i graduated high school. Obviously, a lot of kids plans after high school is to go to college. That was the case with me, my mom. She comes from a very traditional family, my mom's filipino, so in her head college was the only option and with me living under her roof, not having enough money to move out. I was kind of left with nothing to do, except for go to college. I couldn't figure out another path. I couldn't do anything else, otherwise she would get mad at me. She pretty much controlled my life. It just wasn't gon na work. Like any other kid i ended up having to go to college, i was forced to go to college. Keep in mind my grades in high school were terrible and i didn't even take sats. I didn't apply for any colleges, because i wasn't planning on going so i had to end up going to a small community college called mount sac, and this is where the journey begins. So, on my first day of college, i went i had my backpack and i instantly knew something was off. It felt weird, and i thought it was going to be something where they taught us a bunch of cool things and, like all the stuff you see in movies, like frat parties and stuff, it was nothing like that it was a community college. The experience was way different, so after about three days, i already knew there was a feeling in my stomach hey. This is not for me. This is not gon na work out, but i said you know what maybe it's just i'm adjusting to something new. Let me try it out. I survived about two weeks before i realized this is really really really not gon na work out. It'S just not for me. I wasn't built for college, i remember sitting in the classes and thinking like, oh man, i can't do this for an entire year and everyone in there seemed bored. Everyone seemed like drained all the time like there was no energy. There was no hope for the world. I remember telling someone that sat next to me, like my goals in life right and i already had these entrepreneurial aspirations and they would look at me like i'm crazy, like how are you gon na? Do that, and i would say: oh i don't know, but i'm gon na, do it watch me and no one ever believed me. So after two weeks i was like this place is just ruining my soul, ruining my spirit. I can't be here. Otherwise, i'm gon na give up on my dreams and i can never let that happen. So i did something sneaky. I just stopped going. I didn't tell my mom: i would wake up early and pretend to drive off and once my mom left for work, i would come back and just chill at my house or chill out of starbucks and do some research on the internet. That'S where all of this began, i was trying to find ways to make money. Here'S where things went south. I eventually had to tell my mom i dropped out. There was no way i could fake it for more than one semester, so i faked it for one semester. Second semester happened. It was time to enroll. She was gon na pay for the classes and i couldn't do it keep in mind. My mom is a single mom. She immigrated from the philippines. She didn't have much money, it was not like. I had rich parents that were just paying for college for her to pay. For my college. It was a big ask of her, so i couldn't do it. I told her mom, don't pay for my courses, i'm done i'm not going to go and she lost it. She lost it. She kicked me out of the house. She said you're never going to survive. If you don't have an education. What are people going to think about you you're, going to be a failure, pretty much everything negative. You can say and keep in mind. I love my mom. This is not me talking down on my mom. She was just worried. That'S her as a mom. She wanted me to be secure, be safe, so long story short, i get kicked out. I stay with a friend and i get a job washing dishes at a chinese restaurant for eight dollars an hour. I remember this to this day. It was the worst thing ever, but it was still better than college. That'S how against i was for wasting my time in college. I would rather wash dishes for eight dollars an hour, so i could at least make money and save some come up with a plan. Instead of having to go to college being forced to go to college so eventually, like all parents do eventually my mom forgives me, she says: okay, you can stay with me, but you have to pay rent. You have to do this. You have to do that. You have to figure your life out, get a job. Do some some trade school do something - and i said: okay, fine, let's do that. So i'm doing research and i'm looking for jobs where i can make money right. I wasn't in the business mindset yet my first priority. How can i make money and get out of this house because it was a negative environment, and i tell everyone the same thing: if you have a negative environment that you're in you have to get out, that's what i did. I did some research found out that you can make good money without a degree in car sales, so i look for car places around me. I just wanted to get a foot in the door. I found a place called carmax. You guys have probably heard of it. There'S a used car dealership, i applied to be a vehicle like washer or a vehicle. I guess they had like a term for inventory, so i was washing cars that were coming into carmax, so i went from washing dishes for eight dollars an hour to come in a car max and making like 12 an hour washing cars. I was like cool. I'M moving on up, but my main goal of applying for carmax was to get a sales job, so i spent six months washing cars. It was the worst thing ever i had to wake up at 5am, sometimes to wash cars for 12 bucks an hour until eventually i had a foot in the door already. I requested to transfer into sales and that's when things started to pick up a little bit. So once i got into sales, i did their little sales training. I learned a little bit about how to sell cars and, most importantly, i got practice. I got practice in sales, which is one of the biggest skills in business and in life. I don't say i'm lucky when it comes to making my money or becoming a millionaire, but i do say i'm lucky in instances like that. I found a job that was going to help me for the rest of my life and i found sales. So i got into car sales and i was pretty good at it. At some point i became the top seller in the store. All of my numbers were good every month. I would go anywhere from making five to seven thousand dollars a month and it, let me do a lot of things it. Let me move out. I bought myself a really cool car. Like an infiniti q50, i had a cool girlfriend that i could take on dates and we can go places and enjoy life a little bit and i could take cool little trips here and there i had little vacations. My life was coming out good and my mom. Finally, got off my ass just for a little bit and life was good. I couldn't complain, but if you want to be an entrepreneur you might be relating to this something inside. You refuses to settle for average and i think that's what happened when i was working at carmax selling cars i couldn't settle for average. I couldn't settle for a cool job. Waking up every day going to work going home clocking in clocking out. I just couldn't. Do it so i started looking for other opportunities, businesses to start ways to make money. I started playing with stocks. I started getting my real estate license because i knew in my head. I couldn't sell cars for the rest of my life. I was finding a way out, so i was working there during the day, but i was studying all this other stuff during the evening or my nights, and i was like 19 years old, so i was 19. I didn't really have to sleep and i missed a lot of sleep and then i got fired because i was doing all this extra stuff and i wasn't putting my effort in. They saw that and reflected in my work and i even broke some of the company's rules by accident. So because of that i ended up getting fired. I lost my job. I didn't know what to do again, i'm back to step one. I don't have a degree now. I don't even have an income. What was i gon na do so? I just went to the drawing board and this is when i learned another valuable lesson. Experience is king, it doesn't matter if you don't have an education. I had a year and a half of sales experience already. I got a job within two weeks at another car dealership and the process started again. I was selling cars again trying to find a way out again until i saw an ad pop up on my youtube. One of those moments in my life. I think that changed it the most again, i don't say i get lucky, but i do get lucky in the sense that i i see, opportunities that i can seize. I say this all the time: the harder you work, the luckier you get and i hate when people say i'm lucky, but there are a few moments. When i can say i was quote unquote lucky i didn't have rich parents. I had a single mom, who was an immigrant. I had no education, no degree, i didn't win the lottery, i'm not smarter than anyone else, but i'm lucky in the sense that when i see an opportunity i take it regardless of what it is, because you never know how an opportunity pans out. So this was one of those moments where i got lucky. I saw an ad on youtube for this guy named tai lopez. It was a commercial saying he was hiring for his company, so i thought to myself shoot this guy. He has a business. He has a cool life, he's a millionaire, i'm here selling cars. I don't want to live the rest of my life like this, and i did the same thing i did when i was in college. I said you know what i'm going to take the risk. I'M not going to do this car thing anymore, i'm going to go work for this guy tai lopez and i applied to be customer service for tai lopez and keep in mind like i wasn't going to make any money doing. Customer service for tai lopez and i'm already making 60 70 grand a year selling cars, but the risk of not living a good life was so much greater than the risk of going here not liking. It failing, i said, screw it. I moved out of my apartment. I moved back in with my mom, i interviewed for tai lopez and i got the job and that's where my real entrepreneur journey began. So when i started working for tai lopez, i started learning things immediately. The cool part about working for him was, he gave me access to his programs, which i can watch and learn from and you're around people that are motivated. Just like you are big thing and another big part of success is having a good environment when you're around a negative environment you're never going to get anywhere, because that environment is contagious. It rubs off on you. You start believing whatever you start seeing around you when you're in a good environment like i was when i started working for tai, it changed everything. People were motivated, people were ready to be entrepreneurs, people loved entrepreneurship and it rubbed off on me, and i learned a bunch in the process. So i started doing customer service ended up working my way into sales and then something crazy happened, and i think about this moment a lot too there's moments in my life that i think about a lot. I'Ve shared some of them with you. This was another one of them. I get a message from tai lopez himself, the man - and this is at 12 o'clock, 12 30 at night and keep in mind like i had only met him a couple times. I was working for his company, but i still didn't meet him that much and he messages me and we have a conversation. He pretty much asked me move from sales into marketing. You can make more money, ty being a very convincing guy. I said hell yeah. Let'S do this and i was off until my next journey right. I went from washing dishes to washing cars, to sales, to customer service to sales, and now this completely new thing marketing, i was ready for whatever the world was gon na hand at me, because i knew i need to change my life. This is three years after i'm washing dishes already, so i feel like i'm i'm late. I feel like nothing's happening, i'm doing a lot and i'm still not a millionaire businessman, but that was really soon to change. So i started doing marketing for tai. I started learning all the things that marketers do facebook ads, google ads the psychological biases content creation. I eventually started like loosening up a little bit. I started doing my own content. Everything i saw from tai started rubbing off on me every time he would talk. I would watch and it all started rubbing off on me all of his programs. I would take them all and internalize them learn them all and i would learn the rules to business. So while i was at ties - and i was learning all the stuff, i decided hey it's time to start my first business. So my first attempt at business was a social media marketing agency and i failed bad talking bad. I took on a client that i already knew was a friend of mine and i almost ruined our friendship because i didn't deliver on what i said. I would he has an event company and i promised i would sell tickets for him through social media and i couldn't do it because i didn't know what i was doing. I didn't know enough about business. Didn'T know enough about marketing. I was in the early stages, so my first social media agency failed, but i didn't quit. I knew that if i keep hammering away that it was coming right, i refuse to settle when you have it in you to be an entrepreneur. You refuse to do anything else. I continue doing marketing for thai, but i started my second business and this one was a drop shipping business. This is back in 2017, late. 2017. 2018. If you guys don't know what drop shipping is it's when you order a product from like so like someone like alibaba aliexpress, because they have super cheap products and just ship it directly to a customer, but you advertise it as your own brand. So i started a drop shipping store jewelry just like this. It did pretty good. That was my first success in business. I started a drop shipping store and did ten thousand dollars in one month now. This is where i messed up. I didn't realize that there's more to business than just collecting money and selling a product, i didn't realize, there's a whole customer service aspect of it. There'S a whole fulfillment, there's a whole profit margin aspect, and that's when i started learning more about business as well. I made ten thousand dollars turns out uh after my marketing cost after my product cost, i had only made twenty five hundred dollars and i had to do a bunch of work and i thought to myself: there's no way. I'M gon na be able to do this. So i had to close that business down as well that one i did take as a win, because i did make some money and i learned a valuable lesson. I learned about products and actually being profitable with your marketing, but i still wasn't the entrepreneur that i am today and then i had another one of those moments just like when tai messaged me just like when his ad popped up just like when i switched and Got into sales, i had one of those moments. I was at a poker game just hanging out talking about what we do. Networking and a good friend of mine, josh weber, badass guy he's a film director. His wife was starting a company and they needed someone to do the marketing, and i was there talking to him about marketing and he said cool. Why don't you do our marketing? I thought about it for a second and i didn't really want to do it because i was discouraged from my last one, but this guy man josh shout out to josh. He just motivated me. He relit that fire and i said you know what. Let'S do it still to this day, i remember he gave me 2 500. He was my first client to do his marketing and we did his marketing. That was the first time i made money with a social media agency and that's how my social media agency was born from there. We picked up another client and another one and another one and another one until eventually, i didn't have to work anymore. So i left ties. I had my own agency, i was making my own money. I was finally my own boss, but i still wasn't a millionaire. I capped out at 30 000 a month servicing clients, but you see another secret to business and entrepreneurship is solving problems. That'S exactly how i went from making eight dollars an hour to making thirty dollars an hour to making a hundred grand a year to making 200 grand a year. I had my agency, i had my plan. I just had to figure out how to get out and that's when i landed on my biggest client ever with that company just that one company we were able to go from ten thousand dollars a month. We scaled it to over millions of dollars a month, and that was my first big success in business from there when you're, making that much money you start diversifying into other businesses and because i learned so much along the way. I knew the rules to business. I knew how to start a business, so i got into a service-based business where we grew people's instagram accounts. I started a physical product company supplement company. I started my own personal brand, where i mentor other people. I started a couple amazon stores and i paid the money for the inventory. I started investing into stocks and eventually, all of it added up to me becoming me now, as you can see, i now live in a penthouse. I have about a dozen employees. I take care of my mom, i pay for her retirement. I get to take my family on trips. I get to wake up whenever i want, i get to do whatever i want, and it's been one of the most rewarding journeys ever. If you guys are thinking about entrepreneurship, you want to become an entrepreneur. I hope my story can provide a little bit of inspiration not to give up to learn everything to keep learning keep going, because eventually you make it and it's a good feeling. So that's it for today's video guys. I really hope you enjoyed it. I have never shared this story in its entirety before so make sure you give it a thumbs up, make sure you subscribe love, you guys break rules. She act up. I replace her make a million make a million