Your Career Revolution Podcast Episode 204 “Bitcoin to Business Ownership”

Your Career Revolution Podcast Episode 204 featuring Victor Guy, and Career Ownership Coach Mike Rocci, from “Bitcoin to Business Ownership!”

Mike Rocci is a Career Ownership Coach, Small Business Owner, Changing Lives by Showing YOU what IS Possible.

Mike Ricci Career Ownership CoachAs a Career Ownership Coach, I work with people in career transition to explore self-sufficiency and reach a point of clarity about the next steps in their careers. I help them discover how to leverage transferable skills and past work experience to make a different career choice – one that provides them with more control over their lives than what Corporate America offers.

Mike spent 34 years in the newspaper industry starting as a night typesetter and worked my way up into management through the ranks from Production Manager to Art Director, to Corporate Systems Manager and eventually Director of Operations with McClatchy Newspapers. During his early years, he had two entrepreneurial small business ventures in the field of graphic design and production art. Those years in the newspaper industry fostered many different skills, including leadership, innovation, and collaboration. Valuable experiences and skills were built working with great teams. Mike says he was fortunate to work for some great companies but something was missing.

Sometimes you see the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

As Mike says: “At The Entrepreneur Source, we often talk about the 95% of people that get into a business, a business they never would have looked at it their own. And I’m a perfect example of that. I looked at multiple different businesses with my coach. I’m not the front-line person. I was used to talking to people all day in operations, putting out fires and just making sure all the gears are running smoothly. The business of coaching was a big difference for me, but that’s how I got into it. Victor was probably one of the most inspiring clients I’ve had to date, being that he was completely on the opposite side of the spectrum from me. Together we had this moment of clarity.
When Victor and I began to chat, I knew he was young, but I didn’t know how young. He had some money. He didn’t know what to do with it. He was considering going to college for mechanical engineering, but he just wasn’t sure he wanted to go to college. I thought about my own family, where I have one son that is in college and doing wonderful and another son whom I pushed to go into college, and it really wasn’t the right thing for him. So, it’s a different path for every person. I asked Victor to keep an open mind. He is a young man and he is ambitious.”

Victor Guy Franchise Owner EntrepreneurVictor Guy: Victor Guy is a successful franchise business owner for Oxi Fresh in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Oxi Fresh is committed to being an environmentally friendly and green carpet cleaning company. They practice water conservation, have energy-efficient machines, and recycle both in the field and in our office. Plus, as a part of our eco carpet cleaning, we use green carpet cleaning products that are safe for pets and children.
Victor became the first business owner in his family. He started in middle school and turned an investment in Bitcoin into an investment in his future as a business owner. He credits his grandmother and his Entrepreneur Source coach as the mentors who gave him the guidance he needed to make these life-changing choices.

According to Victor: Well, the whole process began when I was in middle school. That’s about 2014 when bit coining things just started coming out. And at a young age, I was always curious about what I wanted to do for my future. I began getting allowances for doing chores around the house. I had everything I wanted growing up, so there wasn’t really anything that I needed at the moment. What can I do with this money to help it grow? I just began looking into investing. A lot of my friends asked, what do you know about investing? I really don’t know anything about it, but it’s just something that I want to jump into and look forward to. And it worked. Now what?

“Mike and I were talking months and months before I even decided. He was giving me good advice. It was all new to me, no one in my family has ever considered starting a business. I decided not to go to college. Instead, I joined an eco-friendly cleaning business in November 2021, with Mike’s coaching me through it all.”

image of bitcoinsInsights from Tamara: I am so impressed with both of these stories. What amazed me about your story, Victor, is just the fact that you were curious enough to say, I don’t know anything about this bitcoin thing. I don’t know anything about investing but let me try it. What do I have to lose? And then to have the clarity of mind to say, okay, what an opportunity I have in front of me right now. How many kids do you know who at leaving high school, which is probably the most pivotal change in one’s life, and think wait a minute; should I go to college? That’s probably what most of your teachers tell you work hard, study hard, get good grades so you can go to college. The part that crushes me is when I see the amount of student debt and loans kids acquire and I think about their future. I think, what is the next decade or the next two decades going to look like when they barely make enough money to pay off their loans. That’s not freedom, in my opinion.

The fun thing about Mike’s story is how his mind shift changed. He thought he was looking for another job, but when he really got clarity about his goals, his needs, his expectations, and vision for his future, he realized that your traditional job was not going to mold the life that he was looking to create. He wasn’t looking for entrepreneurship or business ownership, but what he discovered was; there is a way for me to have the life I was meant to live and be able to generate revenue and build a business on top of that. That is so exciting to me.

Host Bios

Tamara Loring HeadshotTamara Loring, Brand Ideology for The Entrepreneur Source

For over 20 years I’ve had the great privilege to work with Franchise Business Owners here at The Entrepreneur’s Source, helping them launch and ramp up their businesses and to equip them with the tools and resources they need to coach those who have a strong to very strong desire to be self-sufficient. I believe everybody has a dream worthwhile pursuing and a coach can help you explore what is possible.

The Entrepreneur’s Source helps individuals achieve their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals through Career Ownership. With almost 40 years of experience, we have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals explore self-sufficiency and reach a point of clarity about their professional future.

mike toper imageThe Entrepreneur’s Source, led by Visionary Founder Terry Powell captures over 33% of the billion-dollar coaching/advisory market. The Entrepreneur’s Source Career Ownership Coaches™ provide education, coaching and resources to individuals who have the desire to achieve their dream of becoming self-sufficient through career ownership. This allows our clients to explore career options that meet their goals, needs and expectations utilizing our unique Discovery Experience.

Mike Toper, Podcast Host
Syracuse-native happy to never shovel snow again since moving to Raleigh, North Caroline. Retired sports reporter who is enthusiastic about telling stories and helping companies stand out. “If we’re not discussing marketing and great PR, chat me up about hiking or craft beer.”



Your Career Revolution book coverAbout Your Career Revolution

Our mission is to help individuals explore self-sufficiency as an alternative career.

We help them define their Income, Lifestyle, Wealth, and Equity goals and provide education on the best ways to achieve them. We don’t sell franchises – we help people achieve their dreams of self-sufficiency through business ownership. The approach is different, the experience is different. And it works.

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We dedicate this book to the tens of thousands of clients who have allowed us to guide then through their Journey of Discovery – courageous people who have made their dreams come true by taking the path less traveled. You inspire us every day. May you, the reader, also achieve your dreams and may this book empower you and assist you in your journey.
—The Entrepreneur’s Source Career Ownership Coaches


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