My name is David Pollock – and I want to sincerely thank you for being here. Since we are going to be hanging out a bit, I thought you might want to know a little about me.
In college, I was an entrepreneur. I started in my apartment and quickly outgrew that. However, my parents kept pushing me to build a career by going to work for a big company. Eventually, I gave in and became an executive at Fuller Brush, overseeing the half a million square foot contract manufacturing facility. Then, I was 29 years old when one of my clients made an offer I couldn’t refuse – and I became the youngest Vice President at the Home Shopping Network. I was honored to work directly with creative genius, Kevin Harrington, who many of you may recognize from the Shark Tank. I learned a lot about electronic marketing, but back then it was all television. A few years later, the internet was in its infancy stage, and I knew the world of marketing was about to change.
By this point in my life, I was married, and I had a young son at home. I realized that I need to live my life and not my parents. I went back to being an entrepreneur, building a consulting business around marketing and product development. As a matter of fact, over the last two decades, I have helped a number of entrepreneurs and major corporations generate almost a billion dollars in sales.
Along the way, I have been featured in major magazines, newspapers, television, published a few books, been a keynote speaker around the world – from Singapore to Turkey and even was the host of a national radio show. At one point, I found myself reaching over 17 million people on a regular basis with my message.
Over the years, I have had successes and failures. At times, my drive for success messed up my priorities and took its toll on my family, friends, health and faith.
Today, I am remarried to the most incredible lady, our son has grown into a young man I am proud of, and I have learned how to leverage my experiences so that I have the time to enjoy my success with those that matter most.