Hello, my name is Justin Gesso.  About a decade ago I was probably like you. I had a great career and was comfortable…but I wanted more. I had an MBA and a good run in the corporate world, but I wanted out of the grind. I wanted more time, more money, and to live life on my terms.

So who the heck am I and why should you listen to me?

The short version…

I chased the standard American Dream and did well…very quickly. I went to college, got a good job, earned my master’s degree at night, got a better job, worked hard, got promoted, and kept rocking.

Before I knew it, I was making a 6-figure salary at a big company. I held a leadership position, had a wife, a kid, and a house…but it didn’t have a white-picket fence. Close enough.

I made it. And I made it at a young age.

BUT…something was off and although I didn’t really know it, my body did.

Despite being healthy, exercising, and eating well, my body broke down and I ended up in the hospital.

This triggered an awakening and I realized I wasn’t living my authentic self. And I wouldn’t as long as I was in Corporate America.

So I put together a plan and quit my job.

Within 1.5 years of quitting my job, I was making more than double my 6-figure corporate salary.

And it’s only getting better. It’s not just the money either. I have more flexibility than I’ve ever had. I get to work on what excites me.

Instead of building a life to suit my job, I have built money-markers that suit my life. I’m living creatively and authentically.

And the results are killer! I’ve been able to:

  • 2x my 6-figure corporate income within 1.5 years of leaving the grind
  • 2x my net worth within 2 years of leaving the grind
  • Build an $850,000 real estate portfolio
  • Earn 60% of my income from passive and scalable sources
  • Be ground level at several multi-million dollar startups

All while working fewer hours and being in charge of my time.

You can do it too.

And as a bit of an introduction, don’t assume I had special circumstances. I didn’t have a windfall of cash or any other event to give me a leg up. I was a generic middle-class guy. I started as a call-center agent, worked hard and smart to make my way up, made it to a leadership position at a young age, and then quit to do my own thing.

I got where I am by deliberately focusing on what I wanted and figuring out what I needed to get there. I took action, made a lot of mistakes, but ultimately got it done. If you’re reading this, you probably have what it takes to do the same.

Since then, I’ve been afforded the ability and freedom to pursue bucket-list items, such as writing a book, becoming the bestselling author of “Leave the Grind Behind.”

You can get the free 5-lesson email course with information directly from the book: Start a Business and Profit this Year [ Start Here ]

It is the action-packed book with actions, habits, and tools that will enable your success and explode your results. It will help you build the legacy you envisioned yourself leaving. You will develop a plan for leaving the grind behind, and execute on that plan.

About the book ⇒

So what’s the long version?

Man, I ran out of steam quickly. You can get the long, much more dramatic version in the book Leave the Grind Behind. Or, if you’d like to have me on your blog or podcast, please reach out via the Media Inquiry page. Thanks!!

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Overcoming risk

And what’s the conditioning we receive for starting our own business? Heck, anyone can tell you that startup businesses fail all the time. And not only will you likely fail, you can’t do it unless you have massive amounts of money and time.

So I had a ton to risk! And I had a lifetime of beliefs to overcome. But, I put the principles in this book to practice and quickly realized that I had it all wrong. In fact, the risk of staying in the grind was massively greater than the risk of leaving it behind.

That’s right, the standard view of risk is completely backward.

Gaining control of money and time

Indeed, once I left the grind behind, I immediately started making much more money than my “good” six-figure salary. I was hitting doubles and triples. I was back in control of the one asset that is truly limited—my time.

Leave the Grinder Behind Cog or GrinderIs my journey over? No…far from it. I’m much more successful, savvy, and happy. But I feel like I’m just scratching the surface of possibility. I love the path I’m on and know there’s so much more.
In fact, I’m currently involved in five highly scalable projects, all of which have the ability and scope to impact millions of people. These are bases-loaded situations. I may miss, but if any one of these projects breaks out, I will receive a windfall, propelling my success to an entirely new level. But even if this doesn’t happen, I’m still well covered.

Because of this, taking big swings is no longer risky for me. I’ve established a steady base of income coming from multiple sources, much of which is passive.

So while I’ve already achieved the success many people can only dream of, I am at the cusp of much more.

What’s my background?

I hold an MBA and had a good run in corporate America. I’ve been able to make the leap to working on multi-million-dollar startups, while also pursuing numerous other exciting projects, investments, and passions.

Along with solid achievements in the professional arena, I have  been able to maintain a personal life rich in family, health, and community.

I have been practicing and refining the principles you’ll see in this book for over a decade. These practices are the result of reading hundreds of books and having some of the best professional and personal coaches in the world.

Within just one-and-a-half years of quitting his day job, I was able to double his six-figure income. Within 2 years, I doubled my net worth. I has realized repeated success in multiple business ventures, defying the startup failure rate.

My work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Lifehack, Big Time Startups, InvestFourMore, Leadership Mastery Academy, inPulse, Zapier, AOL Finance Collective, and more.

Vow to get started

Leaving the grind behind has been an absolutely liberating journey for me. My life is so improved that I’ve vowed never go back to being a Cog. Writing this book cements that vow.

Will you take a similar vow? Vow to go forward and enjoy a life you design. Enjoy it so substantially that your energy overflows and improves the lives of those around you.

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