How do you write something like this while attempting to be humble?
I don't want to write something that makes me sound like some arrogant jackass but at the same time I feel like I need to write something that sells me to you as the reader. I am a certified Genius with a 144 IQ. I am guided by my heart to do the right thing in every situation. I am not afraid of Hard work having been the Backbone for a Family Business for over 10 Years.
If asked what my specialty is, what I bring to the table, I could list a Resume of accomplishments and traits that make me excellent for almost any job. But my true skill or ability I bring to any project is Problem Solving. I bring Hope to Projects that seem hopeless. I am the Roof that holds up the sky when it has fallen. I am an Unknown Hero in a world controlled by money and image proving Hard work, Passion and Intelligence can still be the key to success.
One of my Early Success Stories was for a BDSM Club near LAX Airport. My girlfriend at the time was a Professional Dominatrix and we spent majority of our Weekends being VIPs at Her work's Nightclub. The Club was formally one of the Most Successful Clubs in the US until a Disgruntled Employee burned the venue down, killing the owner in the flames. After many years the Club was rebuilt and reopened under a new name and ownership but failed to live up to the success of the previous management. Most weekends it was dead.
In an attempt to make use of un booked nights The Venue owner decided to give her employees the chance to each Promote and Manage their own Event. My GF was given a date close to her Birthday so we decided to throw a Birthday Party for her at the Night club. We had 3 months to prepare. My girlfriend was convinced we didn't know how to properly advertise (we had no experience) and no one would show up.
I was on a Mission. I was going to take this opportunity and make something of it. I didn't have someone to show me how or to teach me the ways to advertise events properly. I brainstormed my own strategy. I put myself in the mind frame of the customer. I researched statistics when people went online and planned my advertisements around those times of day and week. I found targeted groups that I felt would be interested in our event. I busted my ass. Everyday I searched online for anywhere I could post events. I was planting as many seeds as possible with the expectations only a few would grow.
It turned out to be one of the Most Successful Events in the History of the Venue. That was 2012 and We are still doing those events every month. I can honestly say I am the Most Successful Promoter in the History of the Venue. At one time my event was the 3rd Most Popular Monthly event in the entire LA Area. That's competing against All Nightclubs in LA not just BDSM. My rivals who had never met me in person, theorized I was a Computer Program designed to advertise and not an actual person I was that relentless. My tactics were once compared to Guerilla Warfare, "I got advertisements poppin out of bushes and shit". I could write a book on those experiences.
During the Recession My father's small business was struggling. He was heartbroken when he was forced to lay off 80% of his employees. It got so bad at one point it was literally my father who should be retired and myself doing all the jobs. I decided to try some of my skills I had learned advertising events to try and help my Dad. I modernized his Business with a website and was one of the first in his industry to have social media. Now they all do it. My success helping my dad led to us turning around our Business. We rehired everyone, even a few new guys. We now work with many Luxury Hotels, Multi million Dollar Beach front Homes and even the LA Zoo.
I have smoked weed since 8th grade but I became a Medical Marijuana Patient in 2007 when I was 20. Back then it was actually a huge pain the ass to get a medical card not like now where you can order it online. I grew with some friends but nothing serious. I spent many years traveling around LA with my girlfriend finding the best weed for the best prices at different dispensaries. I ended up in DTLA smoking weed that won the high times strain of the year.
My knowledge of popular strains ended up getting me in as a helper at a real large scale medical grow op. The Head Grower and Part owner took me under his wing and treated me like his younger brother mentoring me. My Time spent exploring different dispensaries and my genuine search for high quality bud for personal use had helped me become skilled at picking out Trendy Strains that people wanted. I was soon assigned with finding the strains to be grown at our grow. I can honestly say I was involved in the Mass Production of the Popular strain Girl Scout Cookie through out LA quite a few years back. It was my scouting that alerted some of the best local growers to the strains potential. That shit is everywhere now.
After some successful harvests my mentor suffered financial setback and was forced to downsize and change location. We started a smaller grow op together in a warehouse each paying an equal share of the rent. My mentor owned an Edible Company and worked part time in a Grow Shop that "Sponsored" our grow. Eventually we had a falling out and went our separate ways when a Rich Investor became interested in our Grow. He wanted to pay my mentor generous monthly wages for what we already did ourselves for free but saw me and my strain knowledge not essential to the future of the project. When He bought us out and paid for all new equipment, my mentor didn't want to give me an equal share. I understand Seniority and Experience count but I had put in the same money and work into this grow and I deserved better. Young men looking to do free labor to get into the CA Cannabis Industry are dime a dozen and I was replaceable. Like an idiot I ended up walking away with Nothing but Lessons Learned.
I went on to try various other side projects in the Cannabis Industry including A 420 Review website. My honest opinions made some people unhappy. I always purchased the products like a secret shopper not warning people I was a reviewer to ensure a real experience and I wrote genuine reviews. I wasn't being bribed or feeling obligated to write positive feedback for someone who gave me freebies because No one knew who I really was or what I looked like. I helped several dispensaries promote via social media. These were mainly places I felt had decent prices and good stuff and deserved my help. Over the years it lost appeal due to online sabotage or lack of appreciation but the talent is still there.
I always continued to make edibles for personal and friends. I learned some of the best ways to make edibles from my mentor and then over the years I have perfected and added my own techniques and online research. In 2016 I begin packaging and selling my edibles to the California Medical Marijuana Community. I partnered with my longtime friend Mistress Tetra to form Tetra's Tasties.
What am I doing now? Despite all my hard work and what some may consider a miracle, I have never fully been given credit for Club Anarchy and our venue's overall improved popularity. Mistress Tetra screwed me over so we no longer talk but she continues to do Club Anarchy without me. I could probably sue her but I heard it sucks now without me involved anyways. I've taken a lot more responsibility with my father's business. I take care of my family.
I still make edibles but due to California Law changes we no longer sell them in the legal cannabis Market. In the future we hope the laws can become more flexible and our quality products will return to dispensary shelves. My main focus or planned contribution to the cannabis community is Kush Quest. Kush Quest is an Independent 420 culture inspired Video game I am developing. I am also writing a book about my Adventures called "Dungeons and Dispensaries". I guess you could say its the real fifty shades of green. Peace.