Hey everyone, welcome to my new website called Invoke Selling. First, I want to say “Hey.” I am devoting this blog to ‘selling’ and everything that encapsulates it. ‘Why’ you ask? Well, let me tell you. It all starts with My father.
My dad was an electrician for over 35 years plus. Practically, his entire professional career. The first 24 years he worked as an employee for a large company in Reno, Nevada. The remaining years he made an attempt to own and operate his own electrical business, but ultimately reverted back to employment. The reason I’m letting you know this is that I had a deep, heart to heart conversation with my dad the night before he decided to quit his job and go into business for himself. I’ll never forget what he said, and how he said it. There was an uncomfortable amount of trepidation in his voice as he stuttered “I quit my job today to start my own business and I’ve never been so scared in my entire life.”
If life has taught me anything it’s that everything is about timing. I whole heatedly believe this to be a universal law. It was no coincidence that my father, the man I look up to more than any other human being on this planet, decided to confide in me his deepest fears. He didn’t share this with my mother, my older brother or my younger sister. I was taking several business classes in High School and had become enthralled with the idea of starting and owning my businesses. I also made sure everyone in my family knew it. I would regurgitate everything I had learned at the dinner table, over breakfast, playing catch, anywhere and everywhere. I immediately realized this is why my dad reached out to me. He somehow knew that I needed to have this crucial conversation just as much as he did.