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Who am I…
Below is a bullet point list about me.
BORN AND RAISED IN MEDFORD WISCONSIN
I grew up helping my dad in his cabinet shop which instilled in me a love of business.
I was 5 when I knew I wanted to own my own business someday.
Growing up I was the oldest of eight children, (I still am the oldest last time I checked) so this led me to become a leader for my siblings.
I love swing dancing with my sisters on the weekends.
Growing businesses is my favorite thing in the world.
Helping others understand themselves is the one thing I will interrupt my schedule for without fail.
My Catholic Faith is an integral part of who I am.
Music and any art in general are of great interest to me. The reason for that is; I see every work of art as a direct peek into the mind of the creator. A peek which can express more than conversation can ever convey.
CURRENTLY LIVING IN WAUSAU WISCONSIN
I moved to Wausau (about an hour from where I grew up) a few weeks after I turned 18 in April of 2017.
I moved there because I grew up going to church there and it was my second family.
With a little bit of courage I had lined up a job working for the church tending the gardens. I lined this up in the fall of 2016.
The first year I was in Wausau I worked 5 part time jobs.
In the fall of 2017, as most of my summer jobs were finishing up, I was offered a position as an Insurance Salesman. I took this job and gave it my full attention.
After about 3 months I started to get the hang of it and by the 5th and 6th months I was really rolling it in.
When this happened I started making big paychecks. I was there I had met my goal…but something didn’t feel right.
While I had met my goal I was not satisfied or fulfilled by money.
So I made a decision to follow my gut.
BUILDING MY NETWORK
After I made that decision I started to work on my own projects. I began to network with the people in Wausau to create more business connections.
Due to my time in the Insurance industry I learned how to connect with people very quickly and this helped me to get recognized.
In addition to networking with established business people I started to search for people that could be on my team. Someone who would be willing to get behind my ideas and dreams and help me build them. I found this in my Business Partner Ethan, who is now my best friend.
Together we have started a tea company called Che Mate [chay mah-tay]. We have developed more ideas that will come and we have helped each other to find what we are passionate about and what we are best at.
Through this time (the past 4-5 months) I have gotten a decent grasp on my passion or “WHY” and it currently is.
MY PURPOSE OR “WHY” IS…
TO BETTER UNDERSTAND MYSELF SO THAT I CAN HELP OTHERS FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS AND UNLOCK THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
That is not the final draft of my “WHY” statement but it is a start.
For me I am so motivated by all of the positive things in life. I know that there are many negative things out there but to me it just doesn’t make sense to give them any air time. I want to give the positive things all the attention.
As mentioned before, in my interests section, I am super interested in helping other people understand themselves. It is really the one thing that I will set aside time from my schedule to help others do.
Because I have a clear sense of purpose I am highly driven to do. I seldom have a moment where I am not doing something. However that includes taking time to reflect, to pray, and to plan. I am not a believer in flurries of action with no accomplishment.
Another part of my decision to follow my gut has let me too…
NOW I’M PART OF PRAXIS
When I decided I would be willing to look into new things and try out the things that peaked my interest I applied for Praxis.
This has launched me into an even deeper mission to understand my motivations, to help others, and to try new things.
With Praxis I will be completing 6 months of the online bootcamp and then in February of 2020, I will be starting yet another chapter in my life. In February I will be moving somewhere in the country to work with a startup company for 6 months as an apprentice. This will teach me so many new skills and give me a chance to really be a part of something great.
The goal of Praxis for me is to become a more effective professional in all aspects, and to meet new people who are like minded.
To be an inspiration to other Catholic Professionals.
To have a family.
To help others reach their goals.
To own a swing dancing club.
To learn how to Lindy Hop