and I want you to know you have the right to live, create, and enjoy the type of lifestyle you desire on your own terms. As a master builder and coach, I have developed two super awesome coaching programs to help you do that. I have been building and developing people for over 30 years. I understand people. And I know how to help people succeed (you can see a little bit of my story here). My style is not conservative or cookie-cutter, but it produces results. I'm a strategist and psychoanalyst by nature. For that reason, my clients and proteges enjoy a tremendous amount of success. I have coached, trained, advised, and mentored hundreds of men, women, aspiring speakers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and even husbands and fathers in 21 countries. Many of them have can on to experience phenomenal results. I've helped them discover themselves, increase their wealth, find life's purpose, and even inspire others by sharing their stories. And I'd love to help you do the same.
I know that with the right help, support, and coaching, you can be, do, and achieve anything you've put your mind to. It's very factual, but most people have been misled by a system that seeks to limit their ability to do anything outside of ordinary. But that's why I'm here. And the older you are, the better. And if you're between the ages of thirty-two and fifty-three, that's perfect. I can help you overcome the limiting beliefs they have intentionally placed on us.
I want to help you escape the hold that the thoughts of others have had on your life. I want to help you grow the mindset, financial freedom, and autonomy you will need to enjoy a complete and fulfilling life.
You deserve a Coach, your own life and business or public speaking coach, advisor, and strategist. Someone you can trust. Someone who is a great listener and understands you and your unique personality type. I understand you, and I know that you learn differently. And that your goals are different from most people because most people are content with being unhappy and dissatisfied working menial jobs they hate. They will be unhappy for the rest of their lives. But not you; you don't have to live that way. I chose not to live that way. I discovered the path to financial freedom and success, and I can help you navigate the path.
You want freedom and fulfillment. My path leads to both. You want to control your life and be your own boss, or you've got stories and life lessons you want to stand up and share with courage and confidence. Because of my expertise, I can help you do either or both, and I want to. I want to help.
Here's a little bit of my story (Ernie's Story), and here's the link to schedule an online interview to see if we're right. We'll talk for a few minutes, thirty to forty-five minutes max. And if we're right for each other, if you're the right person, and I'm the right person, let's work together.
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Well, my story is a little bit different than most. I grew up in a small project house full of cigarette smokers, gamblers, prostitutes, drunkards, and killers. It's probably not ideal, but it's the reason I am today, the way I am. Most people would say I'm very quiet, reserved, and strategic unless they participated in one of our coaching programs or admired me speaking or teaching on stage. In which case, they'd probably say I'm incredibly strategic, insightful, fun, captivating, and informative. They'd probably tell you I have this fantastic ability to read the audience and relate to people like you. They'd probably talk about how I taught them of something using universal symbols or how I wrote the book on public speaking and another on leadership. Or how I'm an incredible life and business coach for aspiring speakers and entrepreneurs, and how they felt really great about working with me. Especially knowing that my background was just as crazy, or maybe even crazier than theirs. Yeah, they'd probably say a lot of great things and tell you that working with me was an awesome once or twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Myself, I just love what I do, and occasionally I like to reflect on how I got here because a lot of people said I would never make it. But I proved them wrong, and I get to continue proving them wrong every time I get to work with someone like you.
You see, growing up, my favorite uncle, the one I most admired and wanted to be like as a young kid, was a big-time drug dealer in the city of Richmond. He had a Cadillac car, fancy clothes, and a pocket full of money. He was an entrepreneur with a lot of free time, pretty ladies, and he received respect from everybody.
What kid wouldn't want to be like that? I credit him for making me a little man. He was hard on me but as a young kid he was one of my hero's. Often I would say his name just get respect and avoid a scuffle.
Now, my dad. He was the most influential man in my life. Because of him, I decided to say no to drugs, avoided following in my uncle's footsteps, and eventually went on to become possibly one of the best coaches and teachers in the industry. I'll let you be the judge of that. But, I'm good at what I do, and I have become one of the best at building and developing people because of my desire to help men and women like my dad. Men and women with a history and a story to tell. Men and women with the potential to become extraordinarily successful husbands, fathers, entrepreneurs, and public speakers, through coaching.
But back to my dad, he hated drugs and what they did to the community. I would watch him try to motivate and persuade my uncle to give up his drug dealing business on a regular basis. He loved my uncle and believed my uncle could do better. He thought my uncle could have a positive impact on the community. But here's the problem. My dad wasn't always a great guy. He was a Mason, and Masons are respected in the community. He was also very charismatic and well-liked by a whole lot of people, especially the ladies. It seemed as if he was a bit of a celebrity at times. But he wasn't always a great guy. In fact, he did some pretty horrific things. He was a bit of an enforcer on the streets. He was a fighter, and he didn't take no bunk from nobody. He didn't mind ending a dispute by disappearing bodies or pulling a trigger.
Occasionally, he would get drunk to numb the pain of not living the life he wanted. At other times, he would drink to fit in with people who didn't understand his desires. Now alcoholism had always run in our family, so eventually, he became an abusive alcoholic. He became somewhat of a Jekyll and Hyde type of guy.
Seeing his personality shift and the impact it had on our family, I pledged, at a young age, to never be like the alcoholic him. I vowed to never be an alcoholic or let my kids see me intoxicated. Unfortunately, he wasn't the only alcoholic I had to tolerate in my young existence. My grandmother was the saving grace of my life. She was the first entrepreneur that I knew. She didn't drink, but she ran the liquor house and the gambling spot where I would spend the first seven years of my life. I mention that because the old Jesuit Priest had a saying, "give us the child until he is seven, and we will give you the man." I learned a lot about survival, life, success, and overcoming adversity in that environment.
But what about my mom? Well... needless to say, she wasn't an angel, but she sure was awesome, and I loved her. She was my mom, and she played a massive role in me becoming the man I am today. She provided me with all the tools I needed to begin drawing my life. She was also the first person I ever saw repeatedly beaten, stabbed, and almost killed by the man she loved. I don't know why she stayed in that domestically abusive relationship with my dad for so long. I don't know if it was because she wanted the best for us boys, my brother and me, or because she feared for her life, or just didn't know what to do. Either way, she stayed a whole lot longer than anyone would recommend. I always wished they could have worked it out. They made some attempts, but sometimes you have to walk away before it's too late.
It makes me emotional thinking about it. The cops would come to our house so often I could recall their names. And they always came with backup and support because, as I said, my dad was a fighter. He would get upset while he was intoxicated, and he'd beat the crap out of everyone except us kids. I don't know who got it worse, the cops or my mom. I was just surprised they never shot him. The cops never shot him. I still don't know why. I watched him spank six cops one day. It took them a while, and it wasn't easy, but they finally got him in the back of a police wagon. They'd always arrest him on a Thursday or a Friday night, and he was always out on bail by Monday or Tuesday.
Growing up like that was crazy. But probably the craziest and most hectic day of my life was when I had to serve as the first responder to the brutal stabbing and attempted murder of my own mother. It was crazy and horrifying. I was only about 10 years old, but in my short 10 years, I had seen people beaten, shot, stabbed, robbed, molested, and strung out on dope to the point of overdose. But, there's nothing like seeing your own mom lying on the curb in a pool of blood. I saw my mom lying on that curb, bleeding to death. I frantically ran in and out of the house, searching for towels to stop the bleeding and calling 9-1-1. I thank God she survived, but that was only the beginning.
They say what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and prepares you for the future. I think the people who said that - they're right. Because by the time I was thirty-five, I was able to walk through the streets of an active war zone without body armor, support, or backup. And I did it without a fear of dying or being killed by enemy forces or embedded Taliban or al-Qaeda sympathizers in Iraq and Afghanistan. You see, I had come to the realization that if GOD or THE UNIVERSE wanted me dead, I'd already be dead. And I had this somewhat unexplainable sixth sense, which led me to realize GOD had bought me here for a reason. He wanted me to live, serve, and help others on their journey to creating, living, and enjoying the lifestyles, they've always desired. He answered my questions - the three that I share most often.
He gave me everything I needed to survive and escape my upbringing. He even made it possible for me to rise up through the military ranks in a very untraditional fashion. He empowered me to learn several foreign languages such as Arabic, Farsi, and Dari, long after the school teachers had counted me out. He allowed me to work at the highest levels of government and negotiate agreements with senior Taliban leaders, warlords, power brokers, influencers, and ranking US and NATO officials without even a college degree. Because of my gifts, I was selected by the White House and eventually served at the Pentagon for five years. At the Pentagon, I served the Joint Chiefs of Staff and held a top-secret security clearance. I was made privy to all types of information. I completed multiple tours with the prestigious Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, I did it all without completing any of the established requirements to serve in those organizations. The only thing that made it possible was the same gifts and talents I used to survive my upbringing. I use these same gifts and talents to raise my family and help men and women achieve financial freedom and prosperity. I help them discover themselves, claim their purpose, and grow to the point of fulfilling their highest enjoyments in life.
Because of my gifts, I help them create the lives they've always dreamed of through entrepreneurship and public speaking. I teach them how to earn a living, get paid, share their personal stories, life lessons, and testimonies, and become the masters of their own destiny.
I want to help you fully discover yourself and show you how to use your natural gifts, talents, and abilities to add value to the world. I want to show you how to earn a living and get paid for doing what you were born to do. And lastly, I am going to be a valuable asset in your life. I'm going to share the secrets to financial freedom and independence with you. And with my coaching, we're going to make the rest of your life the best.
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