I moved to Florida in 1999 to pursue a passion for scuba diving. I got tired of driving 9 hours one way to Lake Michigan to dive into 44 degree water.
Now I'm on a private yacht in 15 minutes diving with team of passionate people that love exploring and documenting shipwrecks of Miami.
I have been a professional salesperson for over 10 years. I've sold Enterprise class accounting software, Content Management Systems for websites and my last gig was selling visitor management systems, especially to guard gated communities (think Boca Del Vista, from Seinfeld).
I had a lot of windshield time and on a whim, I checked out a classic audio book, Zig Ziglar On Selling, from the library instead of just listening to Paul and Young Ron on the radio. The one takeaway from Zig was that less than 1% of college graduates read 500 books in a lifetime after college.
I set a goal of reading 500 books in 10 years. That is about 1 per week which was no problem at my current rate. I read classics, self help, business, investing, sexuality, emotional intelligence, religion and philosophy.
I completed my goal in just 7 years.
Then there was the crash.... click Read More for the rest ==>