I was inspired by my friend @quickpage
to dig up some photos from my past...👇 Most of you know me at the CEO of Suits Social.
You might even think I'm just some kid that stumbled into the trendy social media world. Never having worked a real day in my life.
But what you don't know is I put in about 4000 hours as an apprentice plumber starting at the age of 17.
I worked in both industrial construction and also the Toronto Housing Projects.
Let me just first say I have massive respect for anyone who works in the trades, it takes a lot both physically and mentally.
But it was not my path... I remember back then thinking that there had to be more. It was a fun job at times, but I really didn't like the idea of trading my body for an hourly wage.
I spent thousands of hours in the mud, the freezing cold, acquiring multiple burn scars on my hands and arms... Not to mention I had to go through a lot of shit, both figuratively and literally lol.
But I learned a great deal about work and life early on. I also met a lot of great #mentors
. People who forever shifted the way I'd think about and view life.
This was an important stepping stone, but one I wouldn't want to re-live.
Even back then though, I knew I wanted more... I dreamed of owning my own #business
someday. I planned it out in my head, I knew I could do more than was I was doing.
I also loved luxury and I would look at beautiful homes and fancy cars and just feel like somehow I would have that one day. I didn't know how I just knew I would.
It didn't make sense at the time because I had no clear path of ever getting there. But it just felt like somehow I'd get there, and that I was meant for a better life.
Well, sure enough, I found my path. Running Suits Social is a dream come true.
Helping business owners grow their business through social media so they can grow their #dream
just as I did my own. What more could I ask for?
But just as a reminder, it never hurts to remember where you came from...