Last week was Independence Day. I spent the holiday with my wife, our two daughters, and a mixture of other family and friends hanging out by our pool, grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.
Later that evening, as it drew closer to dusk, we headed out to a nearby park to watch fireworks. We found a nice spot to park, opened the hatch of our SUV, and sat in the back together awaiting the fun. Even as a grown man, I still love fireworks, but I ESPECIALLY love watching my two girls watch fireworks. Their genuine sense of wonder and amazement fills me with joy.
As we settled in, I turned on the radio to a local station that plays a 4th of July-themed presentation to go along with the fireworks. Right after Lee Greenwood’s I’m Proud to Be an American came a deep-voiced man narrating various patriotic quotes and passages.
When he presented this one, it literally brought me to tears.
“The American dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.”
Just hearing these words while being close to my family and reflecting on my life and how I got to this point made me emotional. I am truly living my American dream. I felt so proud and thankful.
As soon as I got home, I typed what I could remember of the quote into Google so I could find and share it with you guys. I felt inspired to write about the American dream because no matter what you hear on the news, or what you read online…the American dream is alive and well.
People need to be reminded of that. We live in a land of opportunity, and you can achieve great things if you just reach out and grab one. You can turn that American dream into your own American reality.
And I’ve got the perfect story to prove it to you!
It’s the story of TWF student Aymeric Monello, who I’ve come to know very well while watching him grow his business to the million-dollar mark in record time.
Aymeric was born and raised in France. When he was 30 years old, he came to Las Vegas on vacation with friends. It was on this trip Aymeric decided he wanted to be an American. He wanted to live and work here. He wanted to pursue his own American dream.
There was one big hurdle… he didn’t speak any English.
Personally, I think this is a real defining factor about why Aymeric has become so financially successful. Most people would scoff at the idea of packing up everything they own and taking off to a foreign land where you don’t even speak the language. But that is exactly what he did. He wasn’t going to let anything stop him from achieving his dreams. The time was now.
Four months after that vacation, Aymeric was back in Vegas, but this time with a visa.
He earned a living by playing poker at the various casinos where you don’t need to know the language to check, call, raise, and bluff. More importantly, it was at these tables he started to teach himself English a little bit at a time.
Flash a few years forward and Aymeric’s English skills had progressed to the point where he could leave the highs and lows of the poker grind behind, first landing a job at Vegas PBS before moving on to be a web designer at the University of Las Vegas. He was happy and content with earning a nice, stable salary… for a while.
In 2016, Aymeric saw an advertisement for our free wholesale workshop that we hold every summer and enrolled. The rest is history.
Aymeric would go on to join The Wholesale Formula, and by the end of his first full year using our Reverse Sourcing Wholesale methods, he had done over $700,000 in sales. He finished 2017 with over $1.1 million in sales, a new home, a beautiful fiancée, and two dogs he rescued and brought into his home(Neo and Dood).
An amazing part of Aymeric’s success is the majority of his sales come from just a single wholesale account. And it was one of the first accounts he ever acquired using the strategies he learned from us to negotiate with brands. Aymeric focused on the tenants of our training: Demonstrate, communicate, and provide value to brands that increase their sales on Amazon and solve their problems and pain points.
In just a few short years, Aymeric went from not knowing how to speak English to negotiating a deal (in English) that earns him over six figures in profit each year. So don’t let anyone tell you the American dream is dead.
You can do great things. You can realize your potential.
What made Aymeric a success is he just got started. He picked an opportunity and he took action. The reason most people never create a successful business is because they never start it in the first place. In fact, over 85% of American’s do not own their own business even though many have dreams of doing so. If you are ready to achieve your dreams, then it is time to get started. And you will be way ahead of Aymeric since you already know how to speak English!
No matter what opportunity, business, or lifestyle you want…whether it’s on Amazon or something completely different…I just encourage you to get started. To take action.
Make this summer the one where you start your own American dream.
Aymeric went all out for Independence Day, coloring his hair and beard!
P.S. Aymeric will become an American Citizen next month!