Hustling From a Young Age
Jeremy grew up just outside of Toronto in the eastern part of Canada. As a young kid, he was always hustling to mow lawns or running a paper route to make money.
HIs clearest memory of the entrepreneurial bug was his senior year in high school. Jeremy had started reading self-development books and really got into self-teaching and self-learning. He had moved beyond the typical high school curriculum that prepares you for college.
An Entrepreneur’s Mindset
College was not the route Jeremy took and he considers himself extremely lucky that his parents were supportive of his decisions.
After a few hard labor factory jobs, Jeremy started bar-tending and traveling. He was making great money for a 20-year-old but after attending a seminar, he began his online journey.
Starting With Info Products
Jeremy attended a seminar in 2003 with some of the big names in internet marketing like Cory Rudl. They stood on stage and talked about the great lifestyle they were living with e-books, funnels and Google Ad-words.
“I want to do something beyond what I am seeing out there. I want to offer a product I believe in.” – Jeremy Sherk
His first attempt as an entrepreneur was writing a bartending e-book. He had been encouraged to write about what could provide value. For Jeremy, that was a how-to bartending guide about how to land the job and make money.
Feast or Famine
While Jeremy was getting involved in info products he also did a little designing and copywriting. From 2004-2011 Jeremy was grinding away with lots of short-term projects with no long-term sustainability.
Mentally, it was feast and famine during this time of his life. There were a lot of hard lessons learned and a deep level of debt.
Looking for Fulfillment
The short-term mindset led to his desire to find some long-term sustainability and fulfillment in general. It was not just about living for a bank account.
“Opportunity, it’s about being the right person at the right place at the right time.” – Jeremy Sherk
It was a bit lonely with the short-term approach to life. There was absolute freedom but there are a lot of downsides that people just don’t speak about enough.
Jeremy was living in Thailand, living the dream but it wasn’t enough. About 6 months in, the depression really started to creep in.
To hear about Jeremy’s 3 years in Thailand, a chance meeting with Ryan Moran and how he made his successful move to selling online, download and listen to the episode!
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