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A BIT ABOUT ME
"You're going to write a book one day, I just know it." Words from both my mom and my grandma. I don't know why they thought I would. I had one book that I wrote in 3rd grade about saving a baby sea otter for a school project, but other than that, I didn't show much promise. It's funny what belief can do to someone. It makes you want to live into it; prove it right, in a sense. I worked as a Junior Sports Editor for The Time Herald, a local newspaper in my hometown. I even went into Journalism for a whole 2 semesters in college. Then I found sales. It intrigued me how I could help influence someone to make a decision for themselves that they normally wouldn't. Sales gets a bad rap, in my opinion. No one wants to spend money they've worked hard to earn, but we all want to make the best decisions and investments in ourselves in order to grow. That's hard to do when we're on an island. Sometimes it takes an outsider. So I perfected this skill through door to door sales with the Southwestern Advantage internship in college. It was an intriguing mastery, so after college, I decided to take another leap of faith and teach others how to sell the right way in none other than.....Africa. I helped socially-minded businesses get their sales force off the ground by learning to sell the right way. I may have taught them a lot, but the lesson I learned from them was a hundredfold more impactful. It sparked the idea for my first book, The Happiness Gap. I guess my mom and grandma were right after all. I just had to take a few detours along the way.
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"