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Here is my basic information:
Name: Joseph Wright
Family: my wife Nicole Wright (married since 2004) , my 5-year-old son, and my 2-year-old daughter.
Education: Bachelors Degree from Troy University and an Associate Degree from Pensacola State College.
Work Experience: My prior work experience includes experience in sales, sales management, law enforcement, and customer service.
My biography of entrepreneurship actually started when I was a young child. When I was in elementary school, I used to have a lemonade stand in my front yard. This was not the most lucrative venture, but I started learning how to deal with people and also how to deal with money. A few years later when I was around 8 or 9 years old I decided I would start mowing lawns around my neighborhood to earn some extra money. I actually landed 4 or 5 houses within walking distance that I mowed on a regular basis for several years. This venture allowed me to conquer my fears of talking to strangers and knocking on doors of people I did not know (prospecting). My teenage years were spent playing sports and being a normal, wild boy. Once I entered my sophomore year in high school, I came to the realization, I was not going to become a professional athlete. I made the decision to quit playing sports so I could focus on working (making money) and my education. I started working in the restaurant industry as a busboy and a dishwasher throughout the remainder of my high school years.
In 1996, I graduated from high school and moved to Pensacola to attend Pensacola State College. I continued to work in the restaurant industry however I had progressed to becoming a waiter at 18. Being a waiter was a wonderful experience and, as I look back on my life now, was one of the greatest learning experiences I had with dealing with people and the public in general. It also started to refine my sales ability as I learned how to up sell deserts and drinks at the dinner table. I continued to wait tables until I graduated from PSC in 1999 with my associates degree.
After I graduated college in 1999, I decided I was going to make a career in sales. I had learned through self-help books I had been reading in college that sales was the highest paying profession in America and more than half the millionaires in America had made there fortunes in sales with little or no education. I was confident in my abilities and made the decision to quit college after my AA degree in pursuit of becoming the next sales superstar.
I landed my first job as a car salesman at a locally owned used car lot. This job only lasted for about 6 months. I was selling cars pretty well but I had a personality conflict with the owner of this business who was my BOSS. I ended up leaving this job and landed a job selling furniture for a large, national furniture franchise. After only 3 months as a salesperson, I was promoted to sales manager over 6 other sales associates. I really thought I had hit the big time! I was 21 years old, making over 50K a year working for a very reputable company. I did not think life could get any better. Nicole and I purchased our first home together in a neighborhood that I thought I would never be able to afford a house in! I was living the American Dream! Or so I thought…
All of a sudden, the terrorist attacks on America on September 11th, 2001 occurred. Our economy was crushed and my furniture store was like a ghost town for months. Ultimately, I lost my job and found myself on unemployment at 22 years of age. This was not the American Dream I had envisioned. I had no idea how I was going to be able to keep up on my mortgage on my home I had just recently purchased. My back was against the wall.
What did I do?
I went back to school to attain my life insurance license while I was on unemployment. One of my very wealthy customers at the furniture store had been trying to recruit me for months. I obtained my license in early 2002 and started my first straight commission sales job. Boy, I had no idea what I had just got myself into. I gave it my all, making 300 cold calls every week attempting to sell insurance. After working for about 6 months and making almost no money, I had to give up on this career move and land a job that payed a salary so I did not lose my home.
My next job was as a route manager for a private, national home delivery of fine foods company. I did actually enjoy this job but I made the decision I needed to go back to college to get more education so I would not be as vulnerable in times of recession or possibly even depression. In 2003, I landed a job as a correctional officer. I took this job because they would pay 100% of my college expenses (as long as I made A’s) and I could do most of my classwork while I was on the clock!
5 years passed by and in 2008 I finally achieved my goal of earning my bachelors degree! In the meantime, I had become pretty comfortable working a government job. I wasn’t so quick to just jump back into a commission based job. I was liking the stress free life of not having to figure out how I would make my next sale or next pay check. Now lets fast forward to 2010.
In early 2010, I’m still working as a correctional officer. My wife and I found out that we are going to finally be having our first child! We are so excited. We had been together since 1998 and had not had any children up to this point. We were going through the year excited and full of joy about the direction our life was taking. Our first baby was going to be born in December and we did not find out the sex of the baby because we wanted it to be a surprise and make the day even more special. Then came November 13th,2010…
November 13th was supposed to be a day my wife and I would never forget. This day was the day we had set aside for the shower for the birth of our 1st child. Instead, on the morning of the 13th of November, my father had a massive heart attack and died instantly. My father was 55 years young and his death was untimely and completely unexpected. This event altered my life forever and I will never be the same person I was before my father died. November 13th, 2010 will always be a day I will remember but for a completely different reason then what I expected to remember it for.
My father was a big inspiration in my life. It was he who instilled an entrepreneur desire in my life and it was he who always challenged me to live my life with a purpose and not just exist. He was my best man in my wedding and he was my best friend in life. He was one of the few people on Earth I truly admired and respected. Not to mention, I was his only blood son and carried his name. My family is proud of our family name. I was a 4th generation Joseph Wright and as we would find out the next month in December, our 1st child was a boy, and of course he carries the family name on for the 5th generation.
As I moved forward into 2011, I was doing a lot of soul-searching and trying to find my purpose in life. I was determined to not just exist with my easy, government job and to actually make an impact on this world. Furthermore, I wanted to be with my son every single day. I now realized just how short life can be and I wanted to ensure that if I do die an early death, like my father, I want to know that I always put my family and kids first and spent all the time with them that I possibly can. If I could do one thing today and money was not an object, I would just want to sit out in my woods with my father and have one last deep conversation about life, philosophy, religion, and of course sports. This is what happiness is to me. Just having the ability to spend time with your loved ones because you are not strapped to a job that dictates you every move.
I decided in mid 2011, I was going to take a leap of faith in life and start a business. I was going to quit my job of over 8 years (at this time) invest my personal retirement into this venture and never look back. It took me almost a year to find the right franchise I wanted to buy into and also that accepted me as a franchise owner. In July 2012, I launched Joseph Wright CruiseOne Dream Vacations. One thing my wife and I have always done since we have been together since 1998 was to travel frequently. Vacations re nourish relationships and also broaden your education experiences in life. If I was going to become a salesperson again, I wanted to sale something I truly believed in!
I hit the ground running hard. I got involved in local networking events and really helped get the word out into the community about my new travel agency. I launched my website www.JoeWrightTravel.com to attempt to attract more clients and to provide an information portal for people looking for information but not ready to actually talk to someone. My business was gaining some traction but I knew I was missing something. I knew that 85% of Americans have a computer or internet device in their home and I knew I needed to figure out how to market this business online to the masses instead of spending all my efforts with just local advertising and marketing.
This is when I found an online community to teach me how to market my business online to attract leads from anywhere in the US or the world for that matter. It only took me about 3 or 4 months of my education with this community and the results I was achieving was astonishing myself. I went ahead and launched my second company Joseph Wright’s LeadGenerationForLife.com. I was so impressed with what I had learned that I already envisioned my second company. A company whose primary mission was to help any entrepreneur seeker who wishes to be able to maximize and leverage the power of the internet to generate leads for whatever business they wish to promote, the opportunity to partner with me and allow me to help them achieve their goals as a personal coach, mentor and friend. I have now been in this consulting business since 2013 and absolutely love it! I have found my true calling and passion in life! It is to help other people achieve their goals! It’s the most rewarding career anyone could possibly have and I will continue on this venture for the remainder of my life on this Earth!
Thank you for taking your time to learn about me! I hope you have enjoyed my life story. If you would like to know more about partnering with me in life to achieve your dreams please continue to the Partner With Me Section on this website to learn more.