I come from humble roots, Malden, MA. It was a colorful environment that exposed me to different ways of life – all very necessary skills for sales, business, and life. I am one of 5 boys – all spanning 8 years from top to bottom, so we competed and fought for everything. We mixed it up and learned how to interact with all sorts and even learned how to win a street fight if we had to. Fortunately, we stayed on the right path (with some detours every once in a while…). We emerged from Malden with solid values and we learned the merits of hard work. I attribute my drive and success to my background, and I am thankful for that.
I believe education, hard work, and the ability to communicate are the keys to success. I am not talking about just education in the classic sense, the stuff you learn in a classroom, rather real world education too, as described above in my brief Bio. Learning, trying, failing….and eventually discovering your talents is the key to success. But, you have to work at it, constantly. It doesn’t just happen like in the movies. Communication skills are critical – you have to learn how to express yourself or you will be stuck in the corner. Take some chances. Keep learning, dig deeper, and you will continue growing and you will find your way. If you do what you like it will be fun and happen naturally.
I am a competitor in every sense of the word. I have learned to compete with my brothers and outside the house against better athletes, smarter students, other businesses…and I have learned to win by working harder than the rest. You know what? In the end, persistence beats smarts any day of the week. Business and Sales turned out to be my professional outlet.
I have sold services all my career and have led 3 start-up businesses to success by applying basic blocking and tackling skills and a lot of energy and passion.
Read more in my Professional Profile and LinkedIn.