Brian Beckman's Life Lesson
Hello I want to thank you for stopping by my website today. I do not take your time and attention for granted.
My name is Brian Beckman and I currently live in beautiful Phoenix Arizona. I am happily married with three wonderful children. I have learned many lessons in my life, however none have been more powerful and valuable than October 1989.
It was a scorching hot summer here in Phoenix Arizona and I was about to enter my Freshman year in high school. I had a dream and a burning desire to make the High School basketball team. Many friends thought I was nuts since I was only 5’6″ and I only played a total of 8 minutes the entire season on my 8th grade team.
I practiced at my local YMCA five to ten hours per day till I had blisters on my feet. My father and I played one on one or horse all the time. I clearly recall a conversation with my father about one month before tryouts. He said ” Son you have improved so much I can’t guard you anymore”. I made a vow to him that day that I would not only make the team but I would be a starter.
The rest of the story changed my life forever. I am not wrighting this to make anyone sad or feel bad. I am writing this because I am an open book and this event made me who I am today. Plus there is a very powerful lesson to be learned.
I really looked up to my father he was athletic, funny and very successful. He was a general contractor and built custom homes throughout the state of Arizona. In the following weeks my mother, younger brother , aunt, uncle and my father where all in a small plane crash.
Unfortunately my father passed away that night while the accident left the rest of my family in the hospital for months. This particular night changed my life forever. I was not on the plane because I was practicing basketball at the local YMCA. This all happened just one month before my high school basketball tryouts.
At this point I had to make a decision to either let my circumstances get the best of me and give up on my goal, or to push forward and be inspired by my vow to my father. I ended up pushing through the severe emotional pain I was going through and ended up making the team. That year I was the starting shooting guard and had a very successful season.
Although my dad never saw me play H.S. Basketball he was always with me. This valuable lesson I learned at the young age of 15 has stayed with me all these years. Never allow obsticals no matter how big get in the your way of your dreams and never give up.
Brian Beckman Begins his Direct Sales Journey
My first experience in the Direct Sales industry was when I was 17 years old. I worked for a company called Vector Marketing selling Cutco knives. My deep passion for the direct sales industry was born. I soon found myself after 10 years and 4 companies just burnt out and tired of all the broken promises.
I made a decision to try corporate America working in sales for a very large telecommunications company. I quickly became a top producer and found myself earning a good six figure income. I admit that I got very comfortable in my position, however I never forgot the glory years of my past experiences.
After a handful of years my corporate America experience turned for the worst when my company decided to give me a 50% pay cut. I needed to do something quick to provide for my family. I started a search and found a team that was very special with an amazing track record of success.
Brian Beckman Meets His Mentors
It was not to long after this I was introduced to my new mentor's I knew I was in the right place at the right time. I was so impressed by the support team and the infrastructure the company had in place. I jumped back into the industry and have been loving every minute of it.
I am so grateful for everything and have vowed to myself I will never lose control of my finances again thanks to my wonderful team and the leaders we have to mentor us. I have not seen this level of success in all of my years in this industry. I am so excited for what the future holds for myself and anyone on my team that decides to go to work the timing could not be better.
One of my mentors once said your dreams and your adversity will be equal to each other. If you have small dreams you will have much adversity and will not achieve much. If you have big dreams your struggle will be big trying to achieve it. So never think you can put just a little effort and expect the world in business. You must go through the struggles to get the reward and most people are not willing to go through the adversity.
Dream long dreams some can hold on to their dreams for a few days, some a few weeks. others a few months, but only the successful can hold on to their dreams until they become reality. Whatever you do dream big and do not ever give up on your dreams.
We should never measure ourselves by your past experiences no matter if they are good or bad, because things change and we are only as good as we are today. We must all remember to never get stuck wishing or hoping for things to change. If we want things to change for the better we must make a decision to change ourselves. The only thing that counts is what we do today and how many people can we impact in a positive way.
I hope this inspires you to go for your dreams and I look forward to meeting you someday soon.
Brian Beckman 623-628-5855
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