Imagine graduating college with a pretty powerful degree that starts you at $100,000 + salary per year. Now, imagine, you get a few years into that lifestyle and living above the median for most of the country, only to discover, that’s not what you want to do.
In this case, our guest today had to make some tough choices deciding whether to accept the toxicity of a workplace making good money, or leave. He was met with opposition from family initially only to come to one conclusion about their lineage.
Kyle Reed is the Founder of The Timberline Marketing Agency and holds a Metallurgic Degree specializing in working with specific metals. The early part of his career took him to a corporate position which led to rising in the ranks to management where he was making $150K plus per year, but the toxicity of his work environment inspired him to create a marketing side hustle that exploded into his entrepreneurial journey.
Today, Pedro and Kyle discuss early beginnings and their shared backgrounds of living better lives thanks to the work their parents had done before them. They both share how they had internal and external battles to fight with themselves, their family members, spouses, and friends. Kyle shares his fast-paced lifestyle as a farm kid racing motocross until injuries took him out in high school.
They examine the question and importance of college as Kyle shares how he flunked out his first semester. Pedro shares the breaking point at which he decided to leave Guatemala and head north to the United States for a more fulfilling life.
They dive into family dynamics, being married, and how they approached including their spouses by inviting them to come on this crazy wild journey of entrepreneurism.
What You'll Learn:
What Kyle’s family said when he told them he flunked out of his first semester of college
How much he made at this first position at 22 years of age
Why it’s important to pivot and move to a different vertical or industry when things get toxic at work
Kyle’s experience working with an HVAC/Plumbing company pushed him into entrepreneurship and what he did to prepare before leaving
When Kyle first started his side hustle and how he took email marketing and Facebook marketing services and made it into a business
Why Kyle and his wife decided to move to Little Rock
The mentality behind starting your own business
What the Go-Giver method is and how Kyle uses it every single day
And much more!
“At first, it started with my parents saying, “Are you sure this is what you want to do?” “Is this really what you want to do? You have this degree that you’re not going to use,” kinda thing to, I believe that all of us in this Reed family are not designed to work for other people. What started as a lack of support transitioned into, “Hey, you should do this. - Kyle Reed
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From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.
This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs!
In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.
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