Do you feel like you put in years on the street developing skills that you can't use to get a job or open a business?
If you are looking for advice on how to transform your street skills into business skills that you can use to start a business from the ground up you are in the right place!
Drug Dealers to Businessmen is all about teaching and inspiring current and former hustlers on how to use the same skills that made them successful in the streets to create successful businesses. Hustlers have some of the best natural born business skills and many have led crews and empires which proves that they are natural leaders. We are here to give the homies the tools and resources to succeed in business and in life.
My Marathon: From a Drug Dealer to a Businessmen
. My name is Duane Cofield and I started hustling in 1987 in South East San Diego with a $50 double-up on rocks (crack cocaine), like many I kept trying to come up, moving on to ounces and so on. I moved up and pretty much showed all of my homeboys how to hustle, took a few with me on the entire ride. I started to realize that I actually had influence which was my gift and my curse. I had a major responsibility to lead to something better than a prison sentence which is what we all end up getting. In prison I picked up a book in the library called "Live Your Dreams" by Les Brown, and it changed my life, I listened to Mr. Brown's story about how he turned himself into a very wealthy and popular "Public Speaker". The main lesson I got from Mr. Brown was that "when you fall, you should land on your back, because if you can look up you can get up" and I was at my lowest point, but I was alive and soon to be free. Once released I tried to do what many of use do and get right back where I left off, and I was in for a surprise. One of my big homies said it best "Bro you are chasing a ghost, that version of you is gone" and that was my reality check. i checked myself into community college and found out something that I was good at, Marketing. So I pursued Marketing and got a BA degree and my first "real job" which was in radio advertising. I learned so much about businesses, sales and more marketing that I gained the confidence to start my own businesses (Hairlivery.com and Medtoursla.com) and Podcast Drug Dealers to Businessmen Podcast. I am here to show you all how I flipped the switch and used the same skills that took me from the $50 double-up to a 6 figure online business.