ENTREPRENEUR & NETWORK MARKETING PROFESSIONAL
Hi, I’m Ernest, and this is my story.
I grew up in a small city of Romania called Roman.
When I was very young, my parents always told me that I can become anything I want if I just put my mind to it, so even as a kid I had big goals and dreams. I figured that whatever I want to do, as long as others in this world have done it, I can do it too.
MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER
I was always good with numbers and had algorithmic thinking – getting to a solution through the clear definition of the steps needed – so I chose to study Informatics in High School. After getting my Computer Programming Degree, I left for one of the biggest cities in Romania, Iasi, to study Engineering.
I had certain goals set for my life. I wanted to be very successful, have a nice house, a nice car, travel the world and be able to provide only the best things for my wife and future children. I love my family very much and I’ve always imagined myself taking care of my parents and being able to thank them for what they have done for me by doing nice things for them like sending them in a vacation they can’t afford or helping them buy their dream car.
I planned to get a good job as an engineer, and start my career from there, but after getting my Engineering Degree I quickly realized that I’ll never be accomplish my goals with an Engineers paycheck. In fact, the starting salary was barely enough to survive. Now remember, we’re talking about the job market in Romania, not the United Kingdom or the US.
After careful consideration, the only viable solution I found that would allow me to reach my goals was starting my own business. I didn’t have much money to invest, and virtually no experience, but I’m not one to back away from a challenge.
I did my market research, borrowed the family car, invested what little money I had into the paperwork and some gas, and I started a distribution business. There were a lot of new houses being built in the area so I sold roofing materials. As many small business owners, I was a one man army – I was the manager, I was the sales agent, I was the one climbing on roofs to take measurements.
It wasn’t easy, but I kept going. I started selling more and more, so I was able to afford hiring some people and got into roof construction as well. With hard work and perseverance I succeeded in building a successful business. I was always focused on quality and always kept my word, and that got me loyal customers and business partners that were always recommending me to others. Owning a business has been a great experience and I learned a lot about selling, marketing and management, and most of all – working with people.
In 2009 I got introduced to Network Marketing, and immediately recognized the potential and the power behind the business model. Owning a classical business, it was easy to compare the two, and the resemblances and differences were obvious.
I remembered it seemed so fair to me that everyone was payed according to their performance and results. The possibilities were endless, as long as you were willing to work.
Anyone can get into the business since the start-up costs are usually very low, and that is so important! There are tons of people that dream of starting their own business but don’t have the money to do it, and Network Marketing provides them with the opportunity to do so.
There are so many things already done for you, that would cost an immense amount of money if you were to create them yourself – the business structure and marketing plan, the products, samples, marketing tools, websites, and most importantly, free training from experienced leaders that want you to succeed, since their success depends on yours. Everyone works towards the same goal and all have the same to gain. All depend on each other and thus, all help each other.
Then I saw the possibility of working internationally from day one, distributing and selling your products in all the markets the company was already expanded in, at no extra cost, and I was thinking of the huge investment and manpower a classical business would require to allow you to do that.
There is no other business model that incorporates all that Network Marketing does. I knew right then and there that this was what I was destined to do, so I joined right on the spot.
As Personal Development plays a big role in Network Marketing, I started studying and discovered the work of Eric Worre, Randy Gage, Less Brown, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Todd Falcone, Ray Higdon, and others. I found their work so inspiring that rarely does a day go by without me reading, listening, or watching something created by these wonderful people.
The dozens of books, audios and videos about mindset, attitude, prosperity, marketing and so on, helped me a lot over the years in both my classical and my Network Marketing business, as well as in day to day life and personal relationships. I became a different, better person, with bigger goals and dreams, and the ability and knowledge to achieve them.
I encourage you to invest in your mind and your education. You can do anything you want if you so decide. Just learn how to do it and do it.
Over the years it became quite clear that one of the biggest obstacles in the path of people’s success in Network Marketing and other home businesses and small businesses is the lack of business education, so I decided that it would be selfish to keep all the knowledge I’ve accumulated to myself and figured it’s time to share it with the world. That’s the reason I started this blog, where I do my best to help entrepreneurs thrive in their businesses and I share my knowledge on lead generation, prospecting, presenting, recruiting, team building and recognition, marketing, social media and mindset.
If you want to build a business and live life on your own terms, I’m here to help!
In June 2014 I got married to my beautiful wife, Andreea. She is a high school teacher and she teaches Romanian and English.
We had a wonderful one-month honeymoon visiting Europe. We traveled to Budapest, Wien, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Genoa, Savona, Monte Carlo, Nice and Torino.
Here’s a sneak peak 🙂
Monte Carlo, Monaco
If you’re curious and want to see more, you can check out our Honeymoon Album by Clicking Here. Feel free to send me a friend request while you’re at it 🙂
MY PASSIONS AND HOBBIES
My grandfather had been in sports all his life, first as a professional athlete, then as a coach, so I was very active as a kid, playing basketball, football, tennis and so on. At the age of ten, I became passionate about Martial Arts. My parents agreed to let me practice and I haven’t stopped since. I’ve also played handball, volleyball and basketball in my high school’s team.
I’m sharing this because sports has been an important part of my life and has brought a tremendous contribution towards shaping my discipline, attitude, self-esteem, team spirit, and respect toward masters, coaches and team mates. I learned to never back down from a challenge, and always step up when no one is willing to take the charge, and that’s a great advantage to have when you want to be successful and be a leader. So if you aren’t doing any sports right now, it’s never too late to start! You don’t have to become a professional athlete. Just start doing something on a regular basis; it will do wonders for your mind and body.
Naturally I’m also very passionate about health and wellness, specifically healthy nutrition and living a healthy life. My wife and I both love traveling and nature and we plan to travel the world as much as possible. Who knows, maybe you and I will meet, somewhere, somehow! 🙂
MY MESSAGE TO YOU
I love working with sharp, intelligent, positive people that want more from life. I strongly believe in the power of networking so feel free to connect with me on all forms of Social Media – I accept all connection requests!
Don’t hesitate to send me a message via the contact page. If I can help you with something, I will!
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