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Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. No true entrepreneur will let anything stand in his/her way including lack of funds. Check out Gerard Adams, an entrepreneur who grew up in the streets of New York and could easily have fallen into the drugs cycle. Instead, he got out of his comfort zone and became an entrepreneur. Despite all the challenges, he never gave up and in 2015, Gerard sold his company, Elite Daily for $50 million. He says:” I knew I was on a path to success.. being a Leader does not mean you have to be some big time CEO or own a big startup… being a Leader is about Finding that Leader within… it is about how you impact those around you…” Read Gerard’s story below.
I became a self-made multi-millionaire at 24, but not without overcoming obstacles, fear, and self-doubt. I left college early, after a semester to be exact, to pave my own path. I was told I might not make it, and that I was on my own. Still, I had this drive to keep learning and keep pushing forward no matter the odds. I knew the path that I was choosing was risky, untraditional, but I’ve always been one to aim for living a life outside of the ordinary.
My background wasn’t one that seemed slated for outrageous success. I started from the bottom, and made it my mission to get to the top, doing what I was passionate about, and giving a voice to my generation. At first, I failed! Big time. But I kept going, co-founding a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com. I hustled, kept my mind focused, and hustled some more until my publication EliteDaily.com had a readership of over 80 million visitors per month. In 2015, we sold the platform to a multi-billion global corporation for $50,000,000, and my hard work had paid off.
I’m thirty-one now, and in recent years I’ve invested in, built, and backed 9 companies and trades that have all made seven figures. I’ve lived bi-coastal, owned exotic cars, traveled the world first class, and made friends with countless influencers. The material rewards are great, but even greater is my drive and vision to share what I’ve learned with others.
That’s what GerardAdams.com and my mission is about. The thing I enjoy the most about the life I’ve created is being able to share how I did it, mentor others, and encourage aspiring Millennial entrepreneurs to go after their dreams. When I founded Elite Daily, I did it with my intern. Your background doesn’t matter as much as your desire. I believe wholeheartedly that with the right focus and consistency, anyone can live this life.
If you’re hungry, determined, and driven to be a game-changer, you’re in the right place. The path is yours to define. Your passion is unique to you. Only you can create what you’re dreaming of.
GERARD ADAMS links
Website – http://gerardadams.com
Gerard Adams TEDx Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UExXqsoxTVg
Gerard Adams vlogs – http://gerardadams.com/gatv/
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