GREAT TO MEET YOU, I’M DAZ SMITH!
Have you wondered if there’s MORE to life?
That there’s something BIG out there waiting for you or you have something burning inside of you to inspire and make an impact?
That has always been me, I have had a few crappy jobs but mostly I have been self employed in tradition type businesses virtually most of my working life
I would definitely consider myself as a entrepreneur and an opportunist.
I have been involved in the building industry as a result of most of my family being tradesmen of some kind, starting working for my Dad from school then eventually starting my own company. I then moved into property renovation.
The next business I was involved in was the bar industry, I owned a wine bar which was enjoyable but hard work and long hours.
Ive had nice houses, nice cars and have also to be honest I've also been completely broke.
In Beginning of 2008 I decided on a whim to go and meet a friend in Phuket, Thailand to go scuba diving. I was coming to the end of my tether running the wine bar I owned, working 90-100 hour weeks and still lucky to make a decent wage.
It was only for 2 weeks but I loved it so much, when I got home I just knew I had to go back, travel and see more of the world. So I sold the business and headed back to Phuket.
This is where I met my beautiful partner and now my wife Pui. We decided that I would move out there permanently and with a little ebay business I had set up for income I made the move. It was bliss for the most part. My day consisting of driving around the island on my little Honda motorbike, stopping at amazing beach bars, chatting to expats & tourists and looking at the beautiful sights of the island. Keeping it short this lasted for 4 and half years but I had a little problem. My ebay business was neglected and the income was minimal and although I had started a party promotion business organising super cool beach and boat parties this was not yet profitable.
In April of 2013 I got a call from my mum, she told me my brother and my cousin had got involved in a new business venture which involved green technology, it was on the back of a government initiative to make UK houses more energy efficient and were providing funding. It sounded like a great business opportunity. I was not looking though as I felt my promotions business in Phuket was growing and I had agreed a deal with one of the Islands best nightclubs to run parties with them.
I did need to get some extra income in though so as it was now low season and my new deal didn't start until October, I decided to head back to the UK for a few months. Despite some early teething issues the business really started to take off and due to my ability to implement systems, my brother and cousin offered me a partnership in the business. it was too good to turn down. So I moved my family from Thailand back to the UK. The business went great, I was earning a good income, driving a brand new Jaguar and was given the position of managing director..... BUT it wasn't to last, the Government did a U turn on the funding initiative was dramatically stopped leaving us in ruins, we limped on hoping to turn this around but eventually decided to call it a day.
I had ended up giving up my amazing life in Phuket to come back to the rat race and was now left with virtually nothing.. We decided we were moving back to Thailand, shipped our furniture and began started rebuilding our life.
This is when Network Marketing Found me. I had a friend of mine call me up and invite to look at a business presentation….
He sent me a couple of short videos over facebook. I was looking for something so although I was skeptical at getting involved in one of these pyramid thingy's thought why not have a look.
I was exposed to the Network Marketing Environment for the very first time. The videos showed people having fun, socialising & it talked about the different levels in the company and what the average income was and when I heard that they were earning £250,000+ per yr and it took them 3 years to get there, I got straight back to my friend and said I'M IN!
MY ROAD TO SUCCESS
So as most people who catch the Network Marketing bug, I thought this sounds easy, I got this and I’m gonna be a millionaire fast! I had no experience and didn't want to wait to be trained. I thought I know loads of people that will jump at this opportunity and went out to hunt them down.
Well I shot my gun alot and mostly felt like I had just annoyed my prey. I did hit a few and managed to get some people in my team, but I knew this wasnt the way.
I started to pay attention from the support and training from my team, my upline and the Top Earners & Producers, this made sense that I followed what they told me. I immersed myself in Personal Development.
I realised quickly that Network Marketing had to be treated like a business if I wanted it to pay me like one but the difference between this Business and my previous ones was the fact that it could be my 5 year plan verses my 40 year plan. I liked the 5 plan better and I knew I was going to build something BIG.
TAKING MY BUSINESS ONLINE
As my ambition was to work from Thailand I knew I needed a way that I could run my business from over there. I started looking on Youtube of ways to build my Home Business online and I found some Entrepreneurs that actually had found ways to attract buyers and reps through the Internet…..Exactly what I wanted to do!
I’ll be honest, learning the Internet side of marketing your Business is not easy but it is worth it. It took me about 5-6 months to really get the hang of HOW to make it all work and it is an ongoing learning experience but once I found my strategy and got committed to making it work, some really awesome things are starting to happen.
- I have started getting 10+ New Leads Each Day
- I am building an online team training program.. This will provide great leverage for our team.
- I have started to build an International Business
- I have started to get more qualified prospects reaching out to me wanting to join my business
Having a good mix of Offline and Online Marketing for the team has really BOOSTED my results and as a leader in this Industry I believe it’s our job to embrace the changes in technology with Social Media being one of our biggest Networking Assets!
Now I’ve been exposed to many tools and courses and the ones that I recommend are on my TOOLS PAGE if you’re thinking about taking your Business Online I would be happy to help you. It’s easier to learn from someone who’s already been down the road that you’re looking to go down!
I am so Blessed and Grateful for my the Life Im building. I’m 45 years Young and I’m Free! I'm still working my Business Hard but I have something that most people don’t have…..Complete Time Freedom.
I still work hard but I love what I do more than anything and I wouldn’t trade the ups and downs of owning my own Business and being an Entrepreneur for anything. I’ve replaced my JOB income where I had to trade my time for £s for a residual paycheck that is growing bigger each month…..
I get to enjoy everyday with my best friend and love of my life, my wife Pui and my family
We travel almost every month because Travel is our Passion, it also happens to be My Business, but isn’t it cool to make your Passion your Business?
I’m excited to be a daddy again to my 1 yr old princess Jasmine Rose and be able to spend everyday with my little ones raising them up to be the new Entrepreneurs of the world!
It’s Great to meet you my New Friend. Let me know how I can add value to you or your Business!