I was told if I win saleman of the year at a Fortune 100 company it would be a joke. I’m still waiting on the punch line. God forgive them for they know not what they do. You get all sorts of people with all sorts of comments.
The hustle started with stolen products in the back of my Jetta in high school. To legitimize a hustle is the hardest thing I ever had to do. When a man does not know how to move forward he reverts back to his past. Regardless of what I did I found myself on the same block with the same pistol and the same products. If you need it I got it or I could get it within 3 days. Women came as fast as my money and my life had no stop signs. I would find myself apologizing for going legit because my loyalty to rebellion was strong.
My godfather called me and asked me where did he think I would end up with the current way of living. He told me pick up the book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. He told me my hustle is strong but wrong.
When a young man grows up without a father then he finds himself taking from various men in his life in order to gain knowledge to move forward. I changed up my clique and learn the ways of the world and how money works. I perfected changing my voice so when I am on the phone it would leave people guessing if I am black or white. I found myself reading more books on various business subjects. I kept my human communication book from college and studied it daily. I became a chameleon wherever I went and adapted to my surroudings. Everywhere I went they saw hood in me so I would have to work extra hard so that I would have better recognition than being the street kid going legit. Finally I got on with AT&T formerly SBC and saw that I had 6 figure earning potential with this job. A Fortune 100 company and I was in.
My trainer told me that I wouldn’t make it because I have difficulty learning the material and listening. The problem is my brain doesn’t work like everyone elses. When you see a square I see four lines and four corners. When I see a chair I automatically disassemble it in my head and see how it is put together. I took the material home and learned it in my own way that works for me.
You are where you are in life because of the decisions you’ve made or decisions you have let others make for you. They would tell me that maybe I should go to barber school because I am good at cutting hair and that would be ideal for me. I say Lewis Hendrick Williams III Prince of Pimpin’ and King of the Cul de Sac is At&T Salesman of the Year and is currently #1 on the list to get it next year.
Take that to your barber school and enroll me and my sister gone to All-Star.