Now living their dream lifestyle in the warm Florida sun and travel every 30-90 days as they please with the luxury of having a “laptop” business instead of being stuck in the “rat race” of jobs, paychecks, and cold commutes from their native Pennsylvania upbringing!
Learn how Kevin went from bankruptcy 3 years ago to complete financial freedom in this exclusive interview.
Kevin, what’s an interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I grew up in the world of broadcasting, graduated in 1992 with a degree in business admin, and worked on the radio.
People often say I resemble Anthony Edwards.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all get started?
Grew up in the 1980’s, wanted to be a disc jockey.
Fell in love with Howard Stern because he was the first authentic communicator in broadcasting.
Went to college for business but spent 4 years at a college radio station and did 5 radio shows a week.
I always wanted to be a cool kid but wasn’t.
Now I’m 44 years old now.
Kids do as you do, not what you say.
I Graduated from college with a business degree and ended up in overnight radio earning $5 per hour.
Was broke doing radio though I loved it so went to the radio sales side.
In 1996 I got online and started listening to Tony Robbins at age 26.
In his book he talked about setting up an ideal lifestyle.
When I met Melissa online we spent 7 hours on the phone the first time we talked.
She assisted to meet her the next night.
In 2 years we got married in Mexico and 9 months later Tanner was born.
Big Reason Why:
When I first met Melissa I had to learn how to be a dad really quick because she had kids and all of a sudden I’m a father to them.
I wanted to change the path of my family from being middle class to a wealthy family.
That why I started thinking about the word legacy and being there on a daily basis for them.
Biggest Temporary Defeat:
Called 1,000’s of people a month.
We were willing to do the work 6-10 hours a day but others weren’t.
Was earning $5-10K a month but didn’t get ahead those years.
Then from 1998 -2004 we made enough to not have to work, we have not had jobs since the 1990’s.
Kevin, what’s the secret to having a successful marriage and successful business at the same time?
Learn to be honest about things so you both can grow together.
I wanna raise great adults, turn great kids into thriving adults.
I love the word legacy because with the Internet we can all write our own stories.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience As An Entrepreneur:
Went through bankruptcy a few years ago, put it off for so long.
December of 2011 3 years ago this happen.
Weird things you do when you go broke, playing games like not answering the door for the REPO guy.
We found our primary business in March of 2012.
Intrigued by the idea of making money from home without picking up the phone.
Within our first 90 days we got to $10k+ plus a month.
Now 29 months in a row we have earned 5 figures + a month.
The best thing you can do is start reading.
Cancel your cable subscription and pick up books.
Have your 8 month emergency fund.
Structure your business the right way.
Be with integrity with your business.
Favorite Success Quote:
“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Master Yoda
Whatever you do, do it with everything you have.
What’s the best way for our listeners to connect with you Kevin?
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