I served in the U.S. Air Force for 20+ years, finally retiring from active duty service in 2008.
My decision to serve my country was truly an honor and privilege and one that has absolutely made me a better person and better man.
While growing up down South, like most of us, my family didn’t have a lot of money, living in a small town outside of Memphis, Tennessee, called Covington, considered the birthplace of the legendary soul singer, Issac Hayes who past away in 2008, the same year that I retired from military service as a Senior Master Sergeant.
While serving, I took full advantage of the educational benefits offered to me by the U.S. military to further my education and to also learn and develop a worthwhile skill-set in the field of Logistics & Acquisition Management.
It was tough, but I managed to obtained an MBA in Operations Management, MA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management, and also received my Life-Cycle Logistics Manager III Certification through Defense Acquisition University.
I also obtained my Contract Management Level II Certification through the Federal Acquisition Institute at the same time, which was a grueling task, but with the right mind-set, you can achieve anything you put your mind too.
I’m currently a Government Employee working in the Nation’s Capital, supporting the Federal Government’s Medical Rediness Program activities and a long-time Online Marketer, Forex Trader, and Direct Sales guy.
I really enjoy the title(s) “Serial entrepreneur,” acquisitions & logistics Subject-Matter Expert, and trusted advisor who loves improving processes and programs aimed at improving inefficiencies in organizational supply chains and acquisition operations, and most importantly, helping struggling online marketing and direct sales professionals who may need help growing their primary businesses get to the next level.
Yes…things were a bit “rocky” in my online journey in the beginning until I connected with successful marketers achieving the level of success that I wanted.
And it finally happened…. I was blessed to have worked, as a Super Affiliate, with Mike Dillard, author of Magnetic Sponsoring who taught me invaluable lessons about the importance of attraction marketing and more!
Working in both U.S. military and Government, to include domestic and internationally, here’s what I realized about businesses and lessons learned….
Some of the most memorable include:
- People run your company – treat them with respect.
- If your business isn’t growing, it’s dying.
- The right choice is never the easiest one.
- Passions make you a fortune if correctly packaged to produce value.
- Use right tools and message to attract your core audience.
My goal now is to continue to put these and many other lessons I’ve learned to good use. There are great online marketers and direct sales professionals out there.
Some full of promise with the ability to make a huge impact on our economy. But sometimes, online marketing and direct sales professionals, especially if they’re new, usually lack two very important things to get them to the next stage in their growth:
- The ability to scale Internet Marketing and direct sales business operations.
- Understanding their target audience and next-stage growth best practices.
So, if you’re reading this and are part of, or know a internet marketer or direct sales professional that’s in need of help, contact me. I don’t have all the answers, but I’ll be happy to have a conversation with them to see if I can be of some assistance.
As they say, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” I’ll be ready when you or they are!
Keep in mind that I learn when you learn. We never stop learning!
Jimmie “JL” Wilks
Online Marketer, Forex Trader, and Retired Veteran