Jayme Wait joins to discuss what he’s learned in his growth towards a nine-figure net worth, and shines a light on the realities of the common definition of “success,” and what you should really pay attention to.
It all goes back to when I was two days old this is when I hit my first job site. Literally on the way home from the hospital my dad is like ‘oh I have to stop by this job.’ So that’s the best gift he gave me. I didn’t inherit anything, I didn’t get any handouts, other than just a very good example of work ethic.
When I was eight years old for my birthdays most people get their birthday parties, their birthday money no matter what demographic you’re in that’s typically where you get stuff handed to you. What I got handed to me was a saw. My dad was in air conditioning so he’d bring home the old units and if I wanted birthday money I had to cut the units up and the pieces of copper we’d scrap that and that was my birthday money.
What I didn’t realize was that was subconsciously instilling a drive and a work ethic inside of me because on the conscious level I was the exact opposite. What I wanted to be my entire life was a pharmacist.
My level of perception at the time when you are a teenager the salary that they make to me was enormous. It’s a good living but there were still greater potentials that I had to realize at that point. I’m like man I only have to work this much and I can make this much and I can have this much time off. This is ridiculous. So that is what I always wanted to do.
Everything got thrown off track my senior year of high school. I had already been working for my dad in the summers. It didn’t click yet that this could be me. That’s just what I did after school. My senior year of high school is when I really got deeper responsibilities got dumped on me. I became more than just a go pick this up go pick that up kind of person. I actually had responsibility like they are relying on me to get certain jobs done and that kind of stuff. That summer when I working side by side with the guys and seeing the pride that they are putting into the equipment, the materials that they were installing. I was like wow, this is pretty crazy. I’ve never seen something like this before. For them, it wasn’t so much just about the money but about the pride. As soon as I saw that I was like this is much more fulfilling so I immediately dropped out of college.
I wake up in January of 2015 and I’m like man, I’m doing okay. My goal in life was to get at that $100K range because that’s what the pharmacist makes and now I’m making what a pharmacist was making and I realize my life is still hard. I’m still barely paying the bills.
That was my revelation that I was just coasting because my goals were too low.
I actually like the phrase growth objectives because I believe in a goal or an ending point that directly scales with where you are. So it kinda moves in proportion as opposed to just having a definite. I’m going to start here, I’m going to make $150 and then life is good but then the problem is your constantly in these periods of completely stopping and completely starting and completely stopping and completely starting.
That is one of my core values is mutual growth because your growth as in my employee your growth is my growth. I’m not growing if you aren’t growing. If you are stagnant the company is stagnant but if you are growing the company is growing. If the company is growing the company can give to you which grows you.
”I was thinking too small. The whole reason why it was so hard for me to ever hit that 6 figure income because I valued 6 figures so high.Jayme Wait