“If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you can’t just give it a whirl; you have to give it your all.”
The Story of the Bakers
Glen and Joya Baker haven’t worked a single day at an ordinary 9-to-5 job in over 30 years. They’ve been happily married for more than 40 years, and they’re blessed to be able to say that for the majority of their marriage, they have owned their business.
Although they’re successful now, they certainly didn’t start out that way. Like many wealthy entrepreneurs, they started out their adult lives trading hours for dollars. Glen had quit law school—realized he hated studying—and got settled into the medical/life insurance industry. Joya went to dental school to become a dental hygienist. She quickly resigned herself to working and leaving her small children.
Joya and Glen had bought into the falsehoods of the American dream that would have forced them to work for forty years and miss out on the primes of their lives.
Thankfully, after being married 8 years and working their careers, they met some incredible people who lived according to their values and lived how they wanted to live. They convinced them to teach them how to have those results in their life and taught them to dream so much bigger. Glen and Joya didn’t hate their jobs, but they had two young kids at the time. They wanted more than anything—like any parent would—to be able to grow up with their kids, to be able to spend “quantity” time as well as quality time with them.
Their transformation into who they are today didn’t happen overnight, though. It took sacrifice. It took getting rid of the so-called “nonsense” in their lives, focusing on and accentuating the positive, and changing their mentality about the future.
Glen says of his unfailing determination to build his business, “I’ve never wanted just to be on the sidelines. I’ve always wanted to be in the game.” Since committing to an entrepreneur’s life, he has never once sat on the sidelines of his life.
Now, his days consist of spending time with his grandkids, playing and traveling the world with his wife, paying it forward into the lives of others to also have those similar results, and enjoying life.
They’re immensely proud to be a part of that continuing legacy of leadership and hope to keep leading others to live their best lives.
Glen and Joya have one unwavering message for anyone feeling the drive to succeed, “If we can do it, you can do it.”
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