Rather than resigning themselves to a sub-par career for eternity, there are those who chase the American Dream of building a business, creating a legacy, and forging success for themself. No one has done this better or more consistently than Mark Julian. Born naturally creative and innovative, the American Dream was made for men like Julian to realize.
Julian, who also goes by MJ, got his nickname “Idea Guy” during his service in the Army. He recognized improvements that could be made in the way things operated, and took the initiative. But the nickname reflects all of his previous years experience learning to seize opportunities; being known for his keen mind and ambition wasn’t something that only started in the Army.
As a young boy, growing up with a working father, a stay at home mom, and five other siblings, you had to act fast and think faster to get by. Buying his first car at only 14, MJ revealed his entrepreneurial tendencies by acquiring new income. First as a gas station attendant, and then working with others his own age to clean cars throughout town, MJ was always looking for ways to advance, things to be improved, and people he could help.
This early experience left him with a mind naturally looking for opportunities; after leaving the Army, MJ opened his own restaurant. After getting an associates and then eventually graduating from Notre Dame, he continued to expand his career and wisdom. Now with an astonishing breadth of experience, having bought or sold over 25 individual companies and creating 60 separate products, MJ is continuing his legacy as the “Idea Guy” and bringing innovation to the health and medical fields.
Bringing his creative mind and keen judgements, MJ recognized a distinct lack of growth or expansion in this industry. Intervening, he has provided innovative, consumer oriented products into an otherwise stagnant marketplace.
With his focus on creating cutting edge products to help people live and experience healthier lives, MJ has set himself up as a cornerstone in the medical marketplace. By supplying a wide range of products to solve numerous problems, he has continued to do what he was born to do; helping improve lives, foster healthy innovation, and expand businesses profits and growth.
But there is more to the American Dream in the 21st century than in times past. Rather than simply creating a business and sustaining success, in today’s age of personality it involves building a following to spread wisdom and influence. With these developments, MJ continues to set himself apart from the rest with his success and determination. Proving false the saying “if you can’t do, teach,” MJ has become as successful a coach as is a businessman. After finding success in a wide variety of business ventures, he has also set his sights on bringing up leaders and entrepreneurs to follow in his footsteps. At thebusinessballer.com, you can find access to MJ’s training, coaching, and wisdom in what he calls the Business Baller University. With a focus on sharing his experience and teaching others from his mistakes and his successes, MJ aims to guide others into a successful business future. He even has two books out, teaching and laying out everything he knows about finding success in business. They can be found on Amazon here and here. But for those who want to truly sit at the feet of the master, he is also selling his expertise by making himself available to personally evaluate new products, prototypes, and businesses, providing feedback, coaching, and maybe even a business deal. Through this paid, one-on-one coaching, business owners and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to make years of progress without making years of mistakes.
Rather than being satisfied with a sub-par job, MJ hustled and worked his whole life to build a successful empire. The American Dream is becoming a successful, influential entrepreneur, something that MJ has done with excellence.