Hey! Kelechi here. Hope thanksgiving was great for you. It was nice for me to unwind for a little bit and hang out with family. In today’s post, I’ll be completing the second half of my origin story and testing out a new format for my blog posts. Keep reading till the end and I’ll reveal the ONE THING all successful students of online courses have in common and the secret 33% formula which ALL successful people use to allocate their time. Deal? Let’s get straight to it.
The day I got accepted to college, I told my parents, My goal is to graduate with a business so I don’t have to work for anybody. Somehow, I lost sight of that goal and spent the last two years of college, struggling in engineering and learning to work for somebody else. Now I have three years to go, and i’m taking a leap of faith and spending the next three years of college, learning to start and grow my one-day million dollar business. The question is how will I as an international student navigate the dos and donts of my visa status and do it without venture capital funding, going into debt or going against the law. Completely from scratch. With no previous experience. This blog is here to give you the answer. Join me and follow along as I learn apply and share business and marketing strategies to start and grow my online business. My name is Kelechi Ochulo and welcome to my blog.
…Origin Story Continued
So Mason and I found a time that worked for the both of us and we had lunch. Over lunched he introduced me to the idea of sales funnels, kinda like websites, but cleaner and more profitable. He shared with me a little bit about his background in e-commerce and how he currently specializes in building sales funnels for companies looking to 10X their sales.
He shared some audiobooks and presentations with me, which I consumed pretty quickly. The more I read, the more resources he gave me. Until the point where he invited me to intern with his Marketing Agency so I can get started and get some more in depth experience.
It’s crazy, that one class was an answer to prayer. The last couple months before that I’ve been wishing for a mentor and just by being in class and contributing I started a conversation with a classmate whom I am now learning a lot of skills from.
Now, here is the path that I have kind of mapped out for myself.
But before that, My Big Crazy Goal, so this way you have an idea where I am trying to get to. I am obsessed with freedom and living life on my own terms. I am trying to achieve Time Freedom, Money Freedom and Location Freedom by the time I am 25! That just means the freedom to do what I want with my time, and be where I want when I want, without money getting in the way.
At the time of writing, I am 19 so basically I have 5 years and 6 months to achieve this.
Why do I want to do this??
I spent the bulk of the last blog post describing the pain of being a broke college student. That is not something I want to keep experiencing. I also don’t want that for my sisters or cousins. It was also a goal I set to graduate college with a business.
Even more importantly, My parents sacrificed a lot for me to be in the position where I am right now. In college, getting an education and learning skills that could be used to generate income in the future. It’s only right that I make the most of the opportunities I have been given.
How Am I going to Do This??
So this is the idea right now. Finish college and get my degree, while doing that Get into e-commerce, launch a couple successful funnels and start an online store. In a year to two from now, I hope to use the skills I learn from running an online store and interning with Mason’s Agency to help businesses drive traffic, generate leads and sales, and charge a fee for that. Then, I will use the next two years to grow my platform and monetize my personal brand (speaking of which follow my instagram @kelechiochulo) so I can make money doing affiliate marketing and possibly coaching and after that real estate.
Okay So Why I am I writing this??
If you know me personally, you know I can be tightlipped at times. For the longest time, my motto was don’t talk about, be about it. And while there’s times and places for that, most successful entrepreneurs are pretty open with their goals, because that way it keeps them accountable. That plus it’s an assignment from my sales funnel course. It’s kinda like how the greats in sports, Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan usually called their shots before they made it.
So I hope you all can keep me accountable.
So there you have it. A brief, kind of all over the place run down of where I am now, where I am going and what I will do to get there.
If you want, comment your own big crazy goals and we can become accountability partners to make sure we’re consistently taking massive action to get us to where we need to be.
The Dope Bonuses I promised to Share.
Rapid Implementation. Yeah, RAPID IMPLEMENTATION. This is the one thing all successful students of online courses or mentorship programs have in common. That simply means quickly doing what was mentioned. So for example, you’re reading a book and or watching a video recording and your teacher says to do a particular thing. You pause it. Do that thing that was mentioned. And then play the video to continue.
Rapid Implementation makes sure you’re constantly taking actions. and prevents you from being like 90% who read the books or take the courses and think, “cool story” but never do anything about it.
Now The 33% formula…
It’s simply this. 33% (or a third) of your time should be spent with people who are where you are trying to go, or have what you want, or maybe just earn more money than you.
The next 33% of your time should be spent with people on the same level as you. But not just any people, people who are actively working to get to where you want to be.
The last 33% of your time should be spent with people you’re ahead of. Who are trying to get to your level. You become a mentor or coach to them.
This is how the most successful people spend their time and this is how I am actively trying to structure the time I spend with people. You should do the same.
Thanks For reading this far!
Let me know your thoughts and what you’re excited for in the coming week.
DISCLAIMER: If it feels like this post is all over the place or the writing sucks…that’s probably because it does. I am not an expert at writing but I hope to get better at it as I post more frequently!