My name is Jeff Herman.
If I could become a success in America, anyone can.
My pursuit of success and a piece of the American dream, had a precarious start. I was held back in the 6th grade and was labeled a slow learner, or as my father liked to call me, stupid. A further product of bad parenting, our family moved almost yearly. I attended 5 different schools by age 11 and began many mid year, which was excruciating for a child who just wanted to fly under the radar.
I was painfully shy and introverted, and was subsequently diagnosed with Dyslexia. These issues would reward anyone with the least likely to succeed spot in the school year book.
I met my wonderful wife, partner and best friend in 1979. Leading up to our wedding, I could not qualify for a $500.00 loan to pay for our marriage expenses.
But I had goals.
Prior to 1979, I had written down in detail what I wanted out of life, one of the few positive lessons provided by my father. My parents encouraged me to go to Dale Carnegie, because of what it had done for my father. Dale Carnegie, and a winter survival course at Outward Bound, gave me just enough self worth to consider my goals something I could actually achieve.
My wife had an unwavering belief in me, and my goals. She encouraged me at every step to achieve my lifelong dreams.
I read every motivational book and listened to every motivational tape that I could find. I toiled for many years working for others, watching and learning, excepting ever more responsibility in the pursuit of knowledge. I started and grew a 15 million dollar sales company that manufactured products for successful infomercial companies like Hooked On Phonics.
I sold my company and retired at the age of 50, a multi millionaire. This success can be achieved by anyone in America
IF, you are willing to:
1. Dream big.
2. Believe in yourself.
3. Write down your goals.
4. Read to obtain the knowledge about what you want to achieve.
5. Be willing to work hard before the reward is in site, for yourself, and for others.
6. Read and listen to motivational speakers and successful people who have gone before you.
7. Get started and do not procrastinate.
8. Never ever give up.
9. Do not criticize, condemn, or complain, to yourself or others.
If these traits can work for a shy introverted dyslexic, they can certainly work for you. Turn your weaknesses into strengths, write your goal's and get started.