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My name is Doug Smith. I’m a sales management professional and entrepreneur from Metro Detroit, Michigan. I’m a recently divorced, single father and big thinker. I’ve spent the last two decades working to emerge from extreme childhood poverty. I wanted to ensure that my life as an adult would be at least 2X better than when I was a kid. Due to my work skills and willingness to do so my daughter will never go hungry, and will always have the basic necessities, but my goal has always been more. My favorite quote of all time is “If better is possible, good is not enough” -Benjamin Franklin.
In my slow lane life I’m an average paid salaried manager for a marketing company. We have a great product, and great clients. Though we’re a startup we just reached Inc5000 after working our butts off for six years (I’ve been here for four) The bummer of it all is it’s not my company. Despite me being an employee I treat everyday as if I’m the owner of the company. I give all of myself to making sure we are successful in every aspect of the business. It can be exhausting at times.
My Long term Goals.
To own and control multiple companies that I can run from anywhere in the world.
To improve the lives of everyone possible and helping them get to the next level.
To have a truly amazing family life. A life where we are focused on each other, our relationship and unforgettable life experiences.
Found and run a nonprofit to honor my mother. She always wanted to be an author, but lacked the resources and confidence to work towards her goal. I can only assume this is happening to others. I want to help aspiring authors follow their dreams.
Found and run a nonprofit to honor my father. All he wanted to do was be a mechanic and work on cars,. While he had the natural ability, lacked the basic skills of reading and writing which severely limited his career options. I want to make sure that aspiring mechanics have the opportunity to follow their dreams without these limitations.
Be in the best shape of my life and feel good physically the vast majority of the time.
Financial Freedom that allows me to do all of the things that are important to me.
Document my experiences and write books that will teach new skills to millions.
Explore and Invest in emerging technologies and businesses. Not just anything, but stuff that REALLY excites me.
Have fun, be fulfilled and enjoy life every day.
Leave planet Earth and set foot on another planet.
That’s barely scratching the surface of what I want to accomplish in my life, but I needed to write some of the big ones down.
Financially and emotionally I've recently started FRESH, but the good news is I have a ton of experience and education. This grows every single day and no one can take that away from me.
I am determined to hit my targets and it is my hope that I can assist and inspire others on similar journeys.