JohnGarvens.com is a website with a purpose: to help you start and grow your own business and live the life you want to live.
In every article and email, I share business lessons learned from the best teachers in the world: success and failure.
My website functions as a place to capture those lessons and share them freely.
Here is a bit about me and my journey.
In 2008, I earned $15,854 and had a net worth of -$33,045.
I also felt alone and depressed, not knowing what to do to make my life better. I was living in a friend’s basement, unemployed and without prospects.
Then, everything changed.
I got pissed, decided to improve my situation, and took massive action.
I wanted to get rich so that I didn’t have to worry about money anymore. I was sick and tired of being broke all the time, and I wanted to change that more than anything.
I started saving money and paying down debt, but I still wasn’t getting ahead.
One day, my dad shared a valuable insight with me. My dad said, “John, you can’t save your way to being rich. Eventually, you have to make more money.”
He was right.
While I still saved aggressively, I shifted my focus toward earning more money, which worked like a charm.
In fact, I grew my income by 109% last year, to $104,142. My net worth grew by 44%.