Welcome to GetMySecret.com. My name is Mark and this is where I will share with you my experiences and the lessons that I have learned on my journey towards creating my online business. This journey started several years ago when I was forced to abandon my career and lifelong dream. Let me tell you a little about it.
As a young child, I had all the normal visions of what I would become when I grew up – doctor, fireman, astronaut, policeman, etc. About midway through my teen years, I became deeply attracted to trucks, specifically long haul freight trucks. All that shiny paint and chrome. The adventure of traveling all over the country and meeting lots of new and interesting people was extremely appealing. I started watching movies like “Convoy” and “Smokey and the Bandit.” Basically, my dream was to become an over-the-road truck driver. After I learned to drive it was obvious there was only one career for me – I LOVED driving.
To keep a long story a little shorter, I achieved my dream of driving a truck and not just any truck but my own truck. I was an independent business owner and I was getting paid to do something I loved doing. I was the king of the road and having the time of my life. Along the way, I married a marvelous woman and we started a family together. Life was good, heck life was great!
Then the rules of the trucking industry changed. I was devastated! I hadn’t changed, I hadn’t done anything wrong. The government had changed the medical qualifications and I was no longer qualified. I fought it for a while and I could have gone on fighting it but the money and time it was costing took the enjoyment out of my career. I was miserable and I just couldn’t keep fighting for something that I no longer enjoyed. After a year of fighting, I sold my truck and accepted the fact that I would probably never again have a career I loved as much as I loved driving a truck.
What now? I’m almost 40 years old and all I have ever done is drive a truck. I have a bit of business knowledge and experience from owning my own truck but who wants to hire a former truck driver to run their business? And, do I really want to sit in an office all day and mind someone else’s business? NO! So what do I do now?
One day I stumbled across a website that promised I could make millions of dollars working just a few hours a week in an online business. Now I’m not all that gullible and I certainly didn’t buy into the millions for nothing in time to pay next month’s rent but… It did give me an idea. Why not start an online business and I could maybe still enjoy some of the things I had enjoyed being a truck driver and still be able to support my family. Eureka! Now I have it made!
Well not quite. That eureka moment was 5 years ago now and I have had a lot of setbacks along the way. I’ve tried all kinds of things that didn’t work. I have fallen prey to a few smooth talking salesmen who managed to wrangle some of my hard-earned cash for things that didn’t live up to the hype. I’ve had some bumps and hiccups along the way but I have learned a lot in the process. Today I have my own online business and I am finding that I enjoy it. Someday I might even like it more than I liked driving a truck.
I’VE BEEN THERE AND I WANT TO HELP!
I’m not sharing my story because I want you to feel sorry for me. I want you to understand that I’m just a simple man, a truck driver. I have no special internet skills. I didn’t go to college. I didn’t get any inheritance. I’m just a truck driver who was told he couldn’t drive a truck anymore. So if I can do it – So can you! My only advantage is a little experience and the knowledge of many things that don’t work and a few things that do.
Now I would like to share that knowledge with you, to make your journey easier. Why? Because I want to see more people discover the freedom and independence that owning your own business can offer. I want to see more people living life the way they want to not the way their boss or anyone else tells them to. I want to see more people who are passionate about what they do and are proud of what they have created.
This isn’t a get-rich-quick thing. I’m not here to sell you anything and I’m not asking for your money. All I want to do is help you find your own path to success by building your own online business.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,