It all started with a simple desire to surf.
I didn’t want to work a boring job, plus I needed time to surf. So I dropped out of college when I was 19. I thought that if I could start my own business, I’d have more time to surf. I tried my hand on real estate. I looked at how successful people in my field did well, and then I copied them. I’m not brilliant, I’m not a genius — but I was a diligent student and it paid off (pun very much intended). I’ve flipped over 3,000 houses, I employ over 15 people, I’ve started dozens of businesses — oh! and I still surf. A lot.
People are always looking for keys to success. They already know what the key is. You know exactly what you need to succeed right now, you’re just too scared to jump off the cliff and build a parachute on the way down.
I’ve got good news for you. Success is a very simple thing. We now know exactly how success is achieved, and we can recreate those conditions and reliably see similar results.
There’s no guess work. It’s a simple formula!
I’m not going to sell you anything.
Let’s just get that out of the way right now. Nothing makes me sicker than those fake “entrepreneurs” who promise to tell your the “secrets of business” for a series of fees. Here’s a secret: there are no secrets! Everything has already been studied, deduced, and presented. Don’t pay for public information.
Why am I here?
I’m 31. I’ve done my thing, I’ve made my money. Now I want to send the elevator back down and empower others (and surf, as always). I’ve realized there’s no better way to do good in this world than promote entrepreneurship. The value entrepreneurs provide to this world is enromously underestimated.
Entrepreneurs put food on the table for their employees and their families. They create value out of thin air, and do great things for a tremendous amount of people!
I want to show people how simple it is to become successful in entrepreneurship. — not easy, but simple.
— James Charles Paine