Are You A Fake CEO? – Alex Schlinsky
I try to help freelancers become CEOs by helping them re-establish the purpose of why they’re doing this company in the first place.
I think that the thing is that, a lot of people are fake CEOs and they get upset when I say that…
because really what they are is just a freelancer that built a business like a like a prison! Essentially a job around their freelance business, but to make themselves feel better they call themselves a CEO.
How I Got Here
After I graduated from high school I did an internship with my next-door neighbor who was in a personal injury attorney. After about two months into working with him facebook started offering business pages and running advertising.
He realized pretty quickly Facebook’s going to be a huge opportunity so he asked me to learn how to run ads on Facebook and also how to post appropriately on Facebook and send constant contact newsletters.
So I did that for about six months with him and I started getting really good results…
I asked him if he knew any other attorneys that he went to law school with that he could refer me to based on the results i’ve shared and he ended up referring me to about 20 different people about half of those became clients all of them paying me about a thousand dollars a month.
At about 19 years old I had a $10 000 a month business
Getting Past Open Heart Surgery
When I was 18 years old before I went to college I actually did a year abroad in israel and before you go you have to do a physical.
When I did the physical the doctor told me that I had a heart murmur which I never knew about. I then went to a cardiologist and they told me I had a bicuspid aortic valve.
So basically long story short, your aorta is the most important portion of your heart. It’s where most of the blood comes in and is filtered out and it’s supposed to open up in a mercedes-benz sign or a peace sign there’s three ventricles. mine was opening up in a semicircle so only two ventricles and basically what happens is when you overwork your heart and blood leads back into the heart just like any other muscle it grows in size.
So I went to the doctor in December of 2019 and he said hey your heart has grown a couple millimeters now it’s time that you have the surgery and it was alarming because obviously my plan and process at 29 or 28 at that time was that I’m not supposed to have the surgery for at least 20 more years but obviously that wasn’t the case.
My wife was five months pregnant and here we are nine months later and the last thing the doctor told me before we went into the operating room is he said “I promise you i will make sure you meet your son”, which was I think the most powerful sentence I think anyone has ever told me in my entire life so yeah you know I’m really grateful to be alive I’m really appreciative of these incredible doctors and amazing medicine that’s available and you know it’s it’s a blessing every single day.