The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

INTRO Cooking with Jet Fuel - Who I am

Spencer Norton

New Contributor
Apr 23, 2018
8
17
16
Indiana
Good day to everyone who happens to come across this page!

My name is Spencer, I've been born and raised in the Midwest USA. the journey that took me to this page is quite long, but I'd like this post to serve as a true introduction to why i'm here and what I am going to accomplish, and what I can offer anyone who may need advice or assistance.

I struggled immensely my first years at university (2012-2013), nearly dropping out 4 semesters in a row. this time in my life is what I believe was my rock bottom. I did a lot of things I'm not proud of during that time, but it eventually led me to my "brick wall moment" the period in my life where I realized that I could no longer continue on the path and lifestyle that I had been on.

It was then I transferred universities, and in a period of 3 years I was able to achieve things I had never thought possible, all from simple confidence and determination. I currently work for a medical research facility designing economically viable clinical protocols for Governments and hospitals, and it has been an amazing experience. My biggest passions are: Traveling, Improving the lives of as many people as I can, and Learning.

I have traveled throughout the USA, Including Alaska and Puerto Rico. I have had the opportunity to explore Alberta and Ontario, and recently returned from a life changing trip to South America.

My most recent trip struck a chord in me that I didn't know existed. I was hit with a perfect storm - experiencing the culture and lifestyle of Colombia, while getting hit with a 30% pay cut at the exact same time.

I saw so much, and felt so much, but the end result is that I know I can no longer continue on this path - I need to go, to travel, to learn, and to bring the talents I have to the places of the world that need them. for many companies, I will always be nothing but a required hire, a drain on their budgets.

My goal is to leverage my talents, education, and network to develop infrastructure, healthcare/ economic systems, and fully utilize modern day technology to provide everyone I can with the best possible access to life saving treatment. (I will likely talk more about this as time goes on).

So, what have I done since my revelation (March 2018)?

I'm cooking with Jet Fuel. Petal to the metal, and I'm not stopping. I missed the thrill of working non-stop everyday.

- in less then one month, I've received an offer letter (and Accepted) to study my MSc. International Business at a University in the UK. I have also received a significant scholarship and will be leaving before the end of this year.

- I've sold all my things... literally everything except my laptop and clothes (even my car and house)

- I picked up my old high-school job busing tables, I'm now working 12 hour days, 80+ hours a week.

- I've summed up a pile of money that I'm hoping to leverage as start-up for an opportunity that I'll either create, find, or be offered.

I currently feel like that moment when you push the gas pedal all the way down, take your hands off the wheel, and close your eyes... How long can you go? how fast can you go? do I have what it takes?


The reason I'm writing all this is to offer an unapologetic view of who I am, because our motivation and the emotions we experience define who we are, what we are capable of, and what we will ultimately achieve.

with all that out of the way, I'm here to seek the advice of people who have much more life experience then me, and who can offer me their expertise and guidance to making a difference.

Thank you.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Last edited:

MJ DeMarco

Administrator
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
28,777
97,679
3,751
Fountain Hills, AZ
Welcome Spencer, thanks for sharing your story.

I'm cooking with Jet Fuel.
Sounds like a path to burn-out.

All this busy work is great, but I only prefer busy-work when it's focused on an very specific end goal -- like I want to invent a product that solves X.
 

Late Bloomer

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Apr 17, 2018
952
1,301
362
Hi Spencer, welcome aboard. I joined the forum last week. I admire your shift of perspective, your dedication and your current action plan. If you liked the work on research protocols, I believe there's probably a way you could do freelance work remotely in this area, and build a Fastlane business around that eventually. I look forward to conversations with you here. :)
 

Galaxy16

Bronze Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Feb 4, 2018
300
145
85
24
Germany
I've sold all my things... literally everything except my laptop and clothes (even my car and house)

- I picked up my old high-school job busing tables, I'm now working 12 hour days, 80+ hours a week.
Ouch..! That must be terrible.
 
OP
OP
Spencer Norton

Spencer Norton

New Contributor
Apr 23, 2018
8
17
16
Indiana
Welcome Spencer, thanks for sharing your story.



Sounds like a path to burn-out.

All this busy work is great, but I only prefer busy-work when it's focused on an very specific end goal -- like I want to invent a product that solves X.
You are 100% correct. none of this in and of itself is going to accomplish anything. I am leveraging everything I have between now and September so that when I move to the UK - I can phase shift out of this environment. I have yet to take all the experiences I have had and combine them with my passions and skills to focus on a specific goal. Too generic and I'll never accomplish anything.

I really appreciate you reminding me about this. It is more important then ever for me to stay focused.
 
OP
OP
Spencer Norton

Spencer Norton

New Contributor
Apr 23, 2018
8
17
16
Indiana
Ouch..! That must be terrible.
You have no idea,

During the day (7-15:30) I work with physicians, Politicians, PhD's, and entrepreneurs.... from 16 - 20:00 I'm working with people who can't spell "vegetables".

But there is no pride for me in poverty, I sold my things and took this job because I know that I will never accomplish anything significant in my life if I am unable to get into dirt.
 
OP
OP
Spencer Norton

Spencer Norton

New Contributor
Apr 23, 2018
8
17
16
Indiana
Hi Spencer, welcome aboard. I joined the forum last week. I admire your shift of perspective, your dedication and your current action plan. If you liked the work on research protocols, I believe there's probably a way you could do freelance work remotely in this area, and build a Fastlane business around that eventually. I look forward to conversations with you here. :)
That is actually something I have been putting a plan together for. I have several published studies and policies that have been enacted, I just need to find the right website to advertise. In addition to my two current jobs, I work as an independant consultant to Firms struggling to retain "millennials" cracks me up people are willing to pay for that... but not my problem..
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.



Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe to become an INSIDER.

Post New Topic

Please SEARCH before posting.
Please select the BEST category.

Post new topic

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom