Broke…To 7 Figures: If We Can Do It, You Can Too

15 years ago I had no idea what an entrepreneur was.

In fact, I thought the only way to make a living in this world was to work for a corporation in a typical 9–5 job, so that’s what I did.

I double-majored in economics and psychology, graduated with honors, and was ready to join the corporate world.

I took a job in downtown Los Angeles making around $40,000/year out of college and had a 3-hour daily commute to and from work, but I was sold on the story of the company and the promise of making an impact…which turned out to be a lie.

A few months into my job, I’m doing data entry, cold-calling, and PowerPoint presentations. One day a senior leader comes out of his beautiful corner office and says,

“Jacob, I have something important I need you to do.”

Naturally, I got excited, so I ran over to him and said, “yes, what is?” He hands me a $10 bill and says, “I’m late for a meeting, I need you to run to Starbucks and get me a cup of coffee.”

That day I started Googling things like: “what is an entrepreneur?” “how do you make money online?” and “how can you start a business?”

My entrepreneurial journey began, I was living at home with parents with no money, but I was determined. It turns out that getting this leader a cup of coffee was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Years ago, my wife Blake used to work at a Fortune 100 company. She liked her job and was doing meaningful work until one day she got a call as we were boarding a flight to Prague. Her leader, who she really liked and who supported her, was being replaced by another leader. She knew he didn’t like her, and she knew this was an ending for her career with the company.

She burst into tears at the news.

Shortly thereafter she was laid-off and had to go on unemployment…times were tough. This too turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to Blake.

Today, we are both successful entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, business owners, and parents.

We learned a lot over the past few years and although we made A LOT of mistakes, we also celebrated many successes.

Blake and I always talked about doing a podcast and video series where we share what we learned and teach other people how to Be Their Own Boss. When the pandemic hit, we decided it was time.

So, we launched the Be Your Own Boss Podcast.

Each week we put out a few episodes, one is an interview with a successful entrepreneur and the other one is a tip, strategy, or motivational video designed to help you learn and apply something to your business and life.

If you are an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur, then I encourage you to subscribe to our Youtube channel.

You’ll get an inside look into our lives as parents and entrepreneurs, hear interviews with some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, and get the tools and resources you need to Be Your Own Boss.

Hopefully, you’ll also have fun with us along the way.

Our goal with the Be Your Own Boss Podcast is to help make sure you avoid the mistakes that many entrepreneurs make while also putting into practice the things that work.

I hope you decide to join us!

If you prefer to listen to our shows instead of watching them you can also find us on your favorite platform.

Here’s an example of a video we just put up on how to deal with stress, which is something we ALL need to know how to do.

If you want more videos like this then make sure to subscribe to our channel. Now is a great time to Be Your Own Boss, and I hope we can help you!