Your head is always in the clouds. If only you applied yourself." That is what my teachers â€‹consistantly told me. They wanted me to think like theâ€‹y didâ€‹. As a student, I never did get along with teacher's very well. Now, I am married to one.â€‹ Go figure.â€‹
I suffer from what psychologists callâ€‹ â€‹"chronic disorganization". â€‹What that really means is that I am blessed to have greater creativityâ€‹â€‹ than the â€‹organized â€‹brain. I do tend to get hyper-focused - or work "in flow". This creativity spear-headed my career path in graphic design, website design and software development.
Dreaming big never ceased even when facing extreme difficulties. While working for a website design company, I had to make a decision. â€‹Work at beâ€‹ingâ€‹ the best website â€‹developer, or learn business and brave the marketplace on my ownâ€‹.
In January 2007, â€‹I startedâ€‹ myâ€‹ entrepreneurial journeyâ€‹ â€‹withâ€‹ â€‹Elevatidâ€”a website design and online marketing company. â€‹I quickly began working with global brands such as Mercedes, and Nokiaâ€‹, â€‹as well as many small businesses both locally and nationally. â€‹
The service industry is grueling work. I am notâ€‹ against hard work at all. Heck, my dad threw block every day for 20 years, I surely can sit at a computer for 10-12 hours a day and use my brain. No, I wanted my hard work to build something big, something of significance and real impact.
In November 2014, â€‹I founded my second company, Board Directorâ€”a SaaSPlatform for Nonprofit Boards to Effectively Govern and Communicate Seamlessly.â€‹ â€‹ With Board Directorâ€‹, the â€‹new journey is filled with difficulty and opportunity. â€‹
Jim Rohn said, "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better." That is my life's and business goal - be the best version of me.