A friend asked me “When did you know it was wrestling you were going to do?”
“I didn’t,” I said.
That was the truth and to be honest I still don’t. I know that this is where I’m starting, and this is where all my energy is focused. I don’t know if this is the business I will be in for the rest of my life. That was my hang up so often when I wanted to start a company. I would spend so much valuable time trying to decide if this was the business to run and would eventually talk myself out of it.
Pro wrestling was certainly not it. I am a fan of the sport and have been since I was a kid. When I was 12 I had my own wrestling promotion with the old AWA action figures. The matches were booked and my mom let me put posters on the wall when the Super cards were scheduled. However, when my moms friends questioned why I was playing with “toys” the World Wrestling Alliance closed it’s doors.
Then I discovered Champions of the Galaxy which is a wrestling card game that lets you start your own promotion. So I did. I kept it to myself because I was over 40 for crying out loud. Who does this when they’re over 40. Like my buddy said to me, “Do it because you think it’s cool.” SO I did. I didn’t worry what people thought.
It sprung from the simple action of playing a card game. I loved the creativity and I have found the more I play the more my imaginative mind works. It keeps the creative juices flowing. If you had told me that five years ago I would’ve laughed in your face. Now I understand the value.
My business began with the idea to create my own game edition and has now evolved into much more. The point with the mini bio is that if you have an idea to sell one picture frame then sell it. Put it on eBay or Shopify. Then when you sell that find another one to sell. The first step is truly where it all begins. It doesn’t matter where you start as long as you do.