I’m Jay Kubassek, entrepreneur, investor, father and believer in bigger things. While I live the exact life I want, and with purpose, it took me some time to get here. Thank you for stopping by my site and getting to know a bit more about me.
I created JayKubassek.com as a means to have a two-way conversation; one-part relaying my journey in entrepreneurship and one-part giving back. In short, I love my life’s work and it very much involves people.
I believe in going to work on myself, establishing my life’s work, building on my character, having impact on society, challenging the status quo and harnessing my own value to fulfill my life’s purpose in being of service to others to help them live theirs.
For me, going against the status quo and taking the road less traveled has been the biggest blessing in my life. It taught me a lot about one’s personal journey, understanding all aspects of business, collaborating with the right people and taking full ownership over one’s self.
And my VISION is simple:
Help as many people as possible discover a viable alternative to the status quo. That is, an alternative to living and breathing a system that does not allow you to create, build, grow or take part in anything that’s meant for you to live the life you were meant to.
A life of balance; quality of time; quality of work; quality of health, quality of relationships.
This is why my values spill over into my companies. They are synonymous because I believe you can’t do business unless you are clear about what you stand for, where you’re going and who you’re doing it with.
Here are just a few of my values:
However, Let’s Start At The Beginning:
My journey began in 2001, with little more to show than a few dollars in my pocket, a home-schooled 8th grade education and a burning desire for a better life. I lacked any real-world job experience, let alone work references and I had no resume. And let’s not forget that up until 24, I had never had a bank account, a credit card or credit history for that matter. I couldn’t even qualify for a mobile phone account.
I mean, who would have thought that I’d evolve from that once naive 24 year-old, to becoming an influential digital marketing and entrepreneurship expert, author, speaker and trainer?
I tell you this, not so you can compare or play the dramatic interlude, but to humbly show you that we all start somewhere. You simply have to believe in yourself, you’re your first steps with a leap of faith, put action into motion and let the details unfold from there.
The Plot Thickens a Bit:
After a few stints with corporate America and grossly learning I’m not the status quo, I decided that my current situation in 2004 (broke, unemployed and unable to qualify for student loans), was not my final destination.
I was determined to prove the naysayers wrong and I refused to quit on my dream of personal and financial freedom. Lucky for me, I turned to the Internet and started teaching myself skill sets in Digital Marketing while still working full time at a Topeka, Kansas Midas auto service shop.
Having already failed miserably at several online business and network marketing opportunities, I knew failure was simply not an option. As you can see, I certainly tested the waters quite a bit.
Let’s fast forward to 2007, where I finally met financial success and became a self-made millionaire, which ironically seemed to come almost effortlessly (or maybe just the culmination of A LOT of trial and error, sleepless nights and insurmountable hard work).
Stunned, yet grateful, I shifted my focus to reverse engineering my entrepreneurial success with the stated mission of helping others duplicate similar results on their endeavors.
By 2010, I had tens of thousands of students in over 200 countries diligently working towards their own personal dreams and ventures, with the ultimate satisfaction that they not only love what they do, but can find financial independence doing it.
In efforts to keep my mission of helping as many people as possible, and in giving back as much as I can, I keep a regular podcast, called #aWAKEUPcall ( Aptly titled, right).
With the amazing help of my team, we’ve managed to receive 10-20,000 listeners and have also amassed over 800,000 people subscribed to my weekly newsletter. WTF! I still can’t believe it.
To all this, I can say I am truly grateful! I’ve been humbled quite a bit along the way and I’m grateful for so much more of where we’re heading. Thanks for visiting JayKubassek.com.