Hello, my name is David Burroughs.
Before I was having ANY kind of real success as an entrepreneur, I struggled. Hard. I had $12,000 in credit card debt that had gone all the way into collections. Meanwhile, I was making only $8/hr selling women's shoes very part-time, after leaving a graphic artist job due to bouncing paychecks. I drove a raggedy VW Jetta and lived with my parents (as a newlywed, mind you). NONE of this was my plan. It was rough and I often cried myself to sleep, waking up every day feeling like a failure as a man.
One morning, I decided to go all in, launching a new business effort doing print design. I did "OK" for a while, but as with many self-employment opportunities, time freedom became an impossibility and instead of owning a business, the business owned me.
My marriage suffered. My sleep suffered. I ended up on the edge of a breakdown. So, I just stopped everything... but, so did that extra income. I knew that there HAD to be a better way. I was not created to just pay bills and die!
Then came some information that completely shifted my mindset on entrepreneurship. I'd actually tried some things before with very little success, but it wasn't until I found my current methodologies in entrepreneurship that things really started to change in my life.
After many twists and turns along the way, including a stint as a mortgage banker, I now have my own place with my wife and children, I work from home, that previous $12K in collections is GONE, my FICO is up 200+ points, and I'm driving the car I've always wanted (Did I mention it was paid off yet??). Life is so much different now, and yet, so much is the same in terms of the things that are most important to me. I'm a simple man. And honestly, just being able to start the day without thinking "here we go again" is EVERYTHING to me. I am truly blessed to be building a new life!
If you asked me when I started my first business if this kind of turnaround was even possible, I would've looked at you like you were crazy. Too often though, we trust the so-called opportunities that the world offers us, not realizing that we're never actually taught how to create our own. The truth is, Opportunity waits for no one.
If YOU are serious about changing your family's legacy, have a burning desire to succeed, and are coachable, I want to work with you. I want to share with you. I want introduce you to the some of the very same leadership and philosophies that have helped me truly DESIGN A LIFE, that they might help you do the same. Take it from a "graphic designer"... That's saying something.
DAVID "2.0" BURROUGHS II
Serial Entrepreneur • Life Coach
PS: To connect with me personally, please visit my YouTube channel, Dear Future Self, for more content on personal development and entrepreneurship.