Today I gave a presentation on how we're going sell more vans at Mercedes. We're not just going to beat ourselves. We're out to beat every Mercedes dealership between Pittsburgh and Denver.
My journey as the van man is just begininng. And if you're just joining the program, I've become a Mercedes salesman in a weird twist of fate (as a Ford Transit owner, and engineer).
More than cars I will be selling vans, on the commercial side (don't get me wrong I'll sell you both). The dealership has entrusted in me great responsibility, and I will take on those goals as if they were my own mountain.
While my day job requires an exorbidant amount of time, the time I spend here is helping me ascend this mountain.
Being a van man alone isn't the meal ticket. And I haven't lost sight of the engineering business. In fact, I've already made my first dollar.
I went to the bank and cashed my first check earned as an independent engineer. I asked for a crisp clean dollar back because this bill right here marks my first dollar earned working for myself towards this Million Dollar Mountain.
I've got three financial boxes to check on this adventure:
The first is to get someone to pay me for engineering services. That's what this dollar marks.
The second is to earn $100,000 gross revenue as a business owner (at which point I'll have paid back all the special friends that loaned me some money to get this whole project off the ground). Now I just need $99,250 more to check that one...
The third box is to become a one-millionaire (assets minus liabilities).
The first box got checked months sooner than expected. I would be shocked if the second box got checked this year, but crazier things have happened. And the third box is quite literally the top of the mountain.
Stay tuned. Before I file for my LLC I have one more MAJOR thing that must be done. On Sunday I'll let the cat out of the bag, because it's actually something I need to address publicly in order to grow a book of business at Mercedes.