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John :
I loved what you talked about just climbing the corporate ladder and then you had a mindset shift, it seems like, where you all of a sudden realize that your fate, your destiny, wasn’t really in your hands anymore. It was in somebody else’s hands.
John :
Take us back to that mindset shift you had when you made the decision to just go all in with your business. And the reason I like to ask about this is because I get so many questions from passionate people that want to start their own business, but they just are probably scared, to some degree, to take that jump. So, I’m curious, what was your mindset like when you decided to take that jump?
Oz:
Yeah, absolutely. A lot of fear, obviously. Right? So most people are fearful, but they don’t pull the trigger because the fear of unknown is greater than the conditions that they’re living in right now. So they’re not happy. They foresee what will happen to them five years, 10 years, 15 years from now, but their fear of unknown or what if I start something and totally fall on my face and totally fail, keeps them away from actually doing it.
Oz:
The way I overcame it is I dug deeper into my why. What do I really want to accomplish? And I noticed that in two occasions, one is what I just told you about one of the seniors in the company that I used to work for got fired. The other one is one day I’m driving around. So my job was to stop by businesses in my given territory and sell them payroll services, credit card processing. And I’m having a blast. So that specific day I closed three deals. I’m on top of the world in my mind. Then I think I’m making good money. Everything seems really smooth.
Oz:
I get a phone call from my wife and she’s crying on the phone. I’m like, “Whoa, Babe. What happened?” She said, “Well, I was waiting in the grocery line at the supermarket and I bought milk and cheese and all that stuff. My card didn’t go through.” So her debit card didn’t go through, and she tried another card, that didn’t go through. So I was living in this illusion that things are fine, but my finances were a wreck. And I was this optimistic entrepreneurial type person that things will be better. Well, things are not going to get better if you leave them to their own devices. You’ve got to do something.
Oz:
So that was another massive shift that I decided I got to do something. And then when you decide that you got to look at the vehicles that you have. The vehicle I had was the job. Will that job sustain the living that I want to experience, like the nice car, house, whatever it is, right? I’m not much of a car person, maybe somebody else, but whatever will make you feel better about your finances. That was the shift.
Oz:
So for anyone who’s looking for a reason, a real reason, just dig deeper into yourself and find a why as to why you’re doing it, because you can’t eliminate the fear. Fear will be there. It was there when I made the decision. It there as I was building the business. It was there when I quit my job, because my boss called me crazy. He’s like, “Dude, you’re on pace to make 200 grand next year. You’re just quitting, just like that? And you’re just going to go start a business and grow that business. It just doesn’t make sense.” But you got to be okay with people not understanding you because they’re not living in the same realm as you are. Does that make sense?

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