Prior to venturing into entrepreneurship, Darnell Self worked in a mall in Maryland with his wife, Traci. She was the cashier. He was the retail manager. They had worked in this mall before their graduation. Darnell was making over $40,000 per year. Of course, the couple was putting in 60 to 70 hours per week. It wasn’t long before the stress of the rat race got them; and tiredness of the normal forced them to quit at that mall.
I remember having days I couldn’t afford to put gas in the car and we faced foreclosure. It’s the worst feeling in the world when you don’t know how you are going to feed your kids and take care of your wife – that agony was worse than all the excruciating physical duress I suffered due to injuries. – remarks Self
On leaving the mall, Traci got a job at Black Entertainment Television. Darnell Self started looking into different entrepreneurship opportunities. It was in 1998 that he joined network marketing. He made $50,000 more in his first year than he was making at the mall. This is what I love about the power of the network marketing opportunity. Once one decides to do it, the rest becomes history. It’s completely a new chapter in their life from then onwards.
The winds of opportunity blow the same for all of us. The path is going to have bumps and bruises along the way, but you must utilize the ‘winds’ to help you move forward. You must stay encouraged and allow the trials and tribulations to become your fuel. – says Self
When finances are no longer a concern, one is free to become a blessing to others. Darnell Self has more than 300,000 associates in his organization. These are from all over the states, and even in Canada. Having found the right vehicle to achieve his dreams, he’s now helping many others to achieve their dreams.
The couple is part of the 40/40 club. Here, they make a commitment to help 40 people earn 6 figure incomes from home before reaching the age of 40. Darnell Self has already helped a number of people to become millionaires.
To give back to society, with his friend Mike Humes, he founded Fertile Ground, Inc. It is a non-profit that assists in the Haiti Relief; feeding and providing for the less fortunate, etc. He’s contributed also to the building of some orphanages.
Darnell Self is a successful man. Network marketing opened doors for him to a new chapter. He’s appeared on television networks such as FOX, BET, Tm TV, and TBN. He has been highlighted in business publications such as SUCCESS FROM HOME and BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE.
Darnell Self is happily married with four children. He attributes his success to following simple principles i.e. Faith, Family, and Finance. He also admits that he has had a team of champions working with him. That’s the beauty of network marketing. We get to be our best not because we are good enough, but because others around us are good enough. You don’t have to be the best salesman to excel in mlm. Nor do you have to be the best speaker there is. You don’t have to be the richest man on earth. You simply need to know someone that could be. And the rest will be history.