HOW I WENT FROM AN UNFULFILLING 9-5 JOB TO AN INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR
Hi, I’m Ash Parsa.
Here I am going to tell you how I got started online, the challenges I faced, how I overcame them and ultimately the lifestyle I created as a result of the successes I had.
I have always been passionate about entrepreneurship and personal development but found myself stuck in a stressful 9-5 job, handcuffed to a desk.
I was earning almost a 6 figure salary, but I wasn’t fulfilled.
Prior to that had launched three different businesses with mixed success and one colossal failure.
Ultimately none of them gave me the freedom I was after as I found myself working long hours and I wasn’t earning enough money.
Have you ever been in a job where you felt there is more to you?
Something was missing, but I couldn’t find out what it was. I had tried everything and been to many seminars and read many books.
My drive and energy changed when I found the love of my life and got married. I was no longer alone and had a companion to share everything with. I wanted to make her happy, so I went back into getting myself a Job!
But I wasn’t happy at all at that job. Imagine being your own boss for several years and now having to back and get a job, report to somebody younger and less experienced!
Things didn’t improve when I went from one company to another: same confined environment, company politics and mediocrity.
I needed to break free, but with more responsibility, I felt terrified about the thought of leaving my job and starting on my own again. What if I fail again?
The universe had other ideas for me. I was made redundant. The irony was that I wanted to leave my job anyway but my boss bit me to it.
I hated him for it at the time, but I became thankful to him a couple of years later when I learnt how to unwrap that gift.
Here I was an educated guy in his mid 40’s, with a masters degree and 18 years of corporate experience, finding myself unemployed and I couldn’t see myself possibly going back to the corporate world.
They say that everything happens for a reason!
Having studied 10’s of successful entrepreneurs, I saw that the bigger their failure was, the larger the success that followed. That gave me hope.
However, there were more rocky roads ahead of me…
A year after being made redundant and launching a new business, I saw our saving disappearing quickly, and the business hadn’t taken off as planned. At this point, we were blessed with our first child so now I had even more responsibilities.
I was 46 years old with a first child and no real income. It was terrifying, but I had to fight. Holding our beautiful daughter in my arms, I promised myself that I would do whatever it took to provide an extraordinary life for her.
My fortune changed when I came across a mentor who was living the life I wanted and was making millions online working from home. It was time to face reality. My way wasn’t working, so I had to let go of my ego and learn from somebody who already had the results I so desired.
I came to realise that I didn’t need to restrict my network to my immediate environment, local city or even the country I am living in (which happens to be London, UK). Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to connect with and communicate with people around the world for free.
Time to go worldwide in search of the best…
The name of the mentor was Dan Lok, who lives in Vancouver, Canada. I first read his book FU Money, and it spoke to me directly.
Even though I had lived a good middle-class life, travelled a lot and done lots of things in my life – which I am grateful for – I had never accumulated the type of income and wealth that I desired.
Dan Lok has a direct and blunt way of speaking which appealed to me. I was tired of all the fluff, BS and fake promises.
I was also tired of feel-good seminars and mentors who had never helped me have my financial breakthrough. It opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking, and I decided to empty my cup (as Bruce Lee says it) and go all in.
I was also tired of feel-good seminars and mentors who had never helped me have my financial breakthrough.
That thinking led me to where I am today. I went from buried in debt, unemployed, and another failed business, to developing a lifestyle business that allows me to work from home while generating good income.
Don’t get me wrong; I had sought help and advice previously but not from the right people. I was trying to save money by seeking free advice or use freelancers. Big mistake!
Guess what? If you want to become an internet millionaire or make a six-figure income online, the only advice that matters is from somebody who has been there and done it.
Dan Lok taught me the art of high ticket sales. As an introvert with a technical background, I had always shied away from sales. This explains why a lot of my businesses didn’t become a huge success.
Dan showed me practical ways of crushing the limitings believes about money and wealth generation, that was holding me back.
Once I started getting results from my new high-income skill of closing high ticket sales, I knew the opportunities were endless. I had a new sense of clarity and direction.
My mission became clear: To help others who want more from life but don’t know how to break free from their 9-5 job or a business that is not performing.
My mastermind group expanded, and now I came across world-class entrepreneurs and mentors whom I knew each could help me in my quest to become the person I needed to be to realise my mission.
My second mentor was Andy Harrington, who helped me discover my unique expert positioning story and taught me the skill of speaking in front of an audience in an impactful way.
If you want to know more about Andy’s public speaking training, I have done a review here: Andy Harrington Public Speakers University.
My third mentor was Stuart Ross from Six Figure Mentors. He showed me the exact steps to turn my interests into income and create a life and business that I truly LOVE!
In fact, this is the community I am most active in. So much so that I have partnered with Stuart and now it takes me great pleasure to introduce others to the same community and education that got my breakthrough online.
Having wasted so much money on “HOPE” marketing techniques, I knew all too well what to stay away from. Stuart helped me unravel the secret to effective online marketing and the best ways of generating cash online on autopilot.
During my entrepreneur journey, I found that I get the most satisfaction when I can help others improve their lives and achieve their goals. This also means it is no longer just about me!
Now, I am fortunate and grateful to be able to work from where I want, and when I want, doing something I love and making a difference. My mission is to help others who are a few steps behind me, achieve the same.
My most significant breakthroughs in relationship and business happened in my 40s. Since then, I’ve had success across my businesses and in my personal life.
If an introverted immigrant like me with an accent who was in debt, unemployed and just had a newborn baby, can do it, you can do it as well! It’s never too late!
If you can relate to my story and think I can help you in your journey to build a business and life that you love, then Book a FREE consultation call with me.
About Ash Parsa
After leaving his corporate job in 2008, Ash launched five businesses, only to find none of them gave him the freedom he was after. He decided to learn from the best and acquired the skills and the systems that enabled him to build an online business around his ideal lifestyle.
Ash now helps others with their breakthrough in lifestyle business and financial freedom.