Alfred Nickson is a successful entrepreneur by every measure. He got an early start in business, starting his first business at only 19 years old. Since then, he has gotten involved in public speaking, success coaching, and financial services. He specializes in a range of financial services including, but not limited to, credit restoration, credit monitoring, wills and trusts, credit litigation, and financial planning. He has proudly helped thousands of people restore their credit while helping them build financial wealth.
Why It is important to identify your passion
Getting into business is a long-term cause. It is a race, not a marathon. To make it to the end successfully, you must identify the issues you are most passionate about, and create the solutions you yourself would use. Alfred explains this best.
“I would say I always had a gift with people, being able to connect to the wants and needs of others. I don’t know if I would call myself a salesman. I am a connector to helping people achieve not only what they want, but what they need.”
When you center your business around a subject that you are passionate about, you will naturally do your best work and provide the best results. Alfred shares his own story.
“When I first got started, I was fascinated and obsessed! I wanted to build something significant and impact millions of people around the world.”
Different ways to identify your passion
The first way to typically figure out your passion in life is by looking at your background. Many times your initial environment through childhood and your early teen years will have a profound influence on how you eventually live your life.
“Growing up In the rough inner cities of Miami was a blessing in disguise,” Alfred asserts. “Seeing the poverty, drugs, and gun violence motivated me to break the cycle and work my butt off to get ahead. I knew I had to do things differently. I did the complete opposite of everything I saw around me because I didn’t want to end up like a lot of the people I grew up around.“
Growing up in a less-than-ideal environment motivated Alfred to get an early start in life. In the same way, you can look to your surroundings and early influencers in your life to guide you on your path to entrepreneurship.
Some final advice
“ I wish I would’ve believed bigger much sooner! If someone would’ve told me when I was 19 that by age 25 I would be a millionaire, I would have worked twice as hard. I learned to embrace the process. Everything that I went through was necessary for me to get to where I am at today. Don’t look left or right! Keep your eyes on the prize and have tunnel vision on your goals. Fall in love with the journey of success.”