My Story

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My name is Salvador Posada and I live with my wife and our three boys in the heart of the Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California.

Posada-Family-FrmI come from very humble beginnings, being raised mainly by my mother and spending time with my dad on Saturdays. I grew up alongside my beautiful sister, Laura.

For some weird reason I actually enjoyed going to school and was a pretty good student.

I believed the whole, “…if you study, get a good job, work hard and save, you’re gonna’ do great in life…” philosophy.

Well, it didn’t work quite like that for me.

After working for over 7 years for a large company in San Jose, California, the entire operation was moved to other parts of the world.

All of a sudden my “secure paycheck” was gone!

It was time to figure out what to do to take care of my family.

Since the real estate market was booming at the time, I decided to become a real estate agent (just like thousands others).

I started working with some really, really nice people that I soon learned to love and respect. But, after 7 years doing real estate sales, dealing with unqualified buyers, undecided clients, open houses during the weekends, signing hundreds and hundreds of documents during the afternoons and evenings (when I’d much rather spend with my wife and my oldest son who went to school in the morning), dealing with inspections, loan brokers and agents who often couldn’t come through for my clients, etc, etc, etc. I realized that it just wasn’t for me.

It just wasn’t my passion

Then I went through several other unrelated jobs that made me feel in my gut that I didn’t belong there. Have you ever felt like that before? It’s NOT a good feeling, at all.

But then again, maybe those were good emotions to have because they pushed me to search for something else…

So, I started looking for ways to have more control over my income, my schedule, the pursuit of my interests and strengths, my time so that I could spend more of it with the people I love, doing the things that I love or feel passionate about.

And, I wish I could say that it was a “nice and smooth ride to the top”, but unfortunately…

I “failed” miserably at my first attempts at business ownership!

I put the word “failed” in quotes because I truly don’t consider them to be failures because the lessons I learned have become invaluable for me in my journey.

I realized that, when it came to business, “I just didn’t know what I didn’t know.” I understood that I needed to change a few things and, above all, I needed to learn more… get educated.

Things started to change the moment I started learning from highly successful individuals.

And, although I’m nowhere near where they are as I’m just getting started, I continue to learn many principles from them that I never learned in school.

Some of the people that I became a student of include individuals like:

Robert-G-Allen-with-Salvador-PosadaRobert G. Allen, entrepreneur and Bestselling Author of various transforming books.

Mr. Allen has taught literally hundreds of thousands of people many key concepts to not allow a lack of money to be a problem for an individual or a family.

One of the main strategies he teaches is the importance of creating Multiple Streams of Income so that an individual or a family is not too vulnerable, financially speaking, if and when the individual or the family’s provider(s) were to lose their main source of income, for any reason (including layoffs, illness, accidents, etc).

Of course, we should always expect the best and not live in fear, but it’s wise to be prepared the best way possible.

Another person who had some influence on me is Denis Waitley, world-renowned psychologist, public speaker and Bestselling Author of various books.Denis-Waitley-with-Salvador-Posada

Mr. Waitley has studied and counseled leaders in every field. From Apollo astronauts to Fortune 500 top executives; from Olympic gold medalists to Super Bowl champions; from returning POW’s to heads of state; from the boardrooms of top multi-national corporations to the classrooms of students of all ages and cultures.

Mr. Waitley is a very influential thinker who speaks and writes a lot about how our philosophy and our belief system affect the decisions we make and how those decisions affect our actions and how our actions affect the results we get in every area of our lives, including our relationships, our health and our finances.

There’s one more individual that I learned a great deal from the late, Mr. Brian Klemmer, trainer, public speaker and Bestselling Author of various books including the ones pictured below.Brian-Klemmer-with-Salvador-Posada

Mr. Klemmer was an international consultant and speaker whose seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of participants in Japan, Canada, the Philippines, Europe, and throughout the United States.

He was a West Point graduate and a member of the National Speakers Association and the founder of Klemmer & Associates which has produced results in companies such as: ITT Sheraton, Hewlett Packard, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, as well as many direct sales companies.

One of the biggest lessons I learned from Mr. Klemmer is that knowing what we should do, or even knowing “how to” do it are not enough for progress and positive change and transformation in life!

Most of us “know” how we are supposed to treat ourselves, our bodies, our relationships, our money, etc., and yet… we still mess things up anyways!

That’s why he wrote one of my favorite books of his: If How To’s Were Enough, We Would All Be Skinny, Rich and Happy.

After understanding and internalizing that concept, I dug deeper and those philosophies are now part of what I share with others through my training programs.

Then there’s another super smart guy, Chip Heath.

Chip is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, teaching courses on business strategy and organizations. He is the co-author (along with his brother, Dan) of three books. As of the time of this writing, their newest book is, Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work in March 2013.Chip-Heath-and-Salvador-Posada

Their 2010 book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

Their first book, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, was a New York Times and Business Week bestseller, and was an Amazon Top 10 Business Book for 2007 for both editors and readers. Their books have been translated into 28 languages including Thai, Arabic, and Lithuanian.

Chip has consulted with clients ranging from Google and Gap to The Nature Conservancy and the American Heart Association.

Another person who has had a tremendous influence on me and the way I now think is a very good friend of mine, mentor and business partner, Mr. Bob Ritchey. The founder of the Win the Game of Money Institute and Author of various books, special reports and video seminars.Bob-Ritchey-and-Salvador-Posada

Bob was a high school math Teacher who realized that he wanted to earn more than what he was making in the public educations system so he could offer his family a better lifestyle with more opportunities.

Of course, there are many other men and women whom I respect and have learned a great deal from, but they’re too many to name, here.

I refer to them as “Time and Money Masters” because not only have they managed to find ways to master their finances to the point where they don’t have to worry about money ever again, but they’ve also done it in ways that free up a lot more of their time because they don’t necessarily earn money by only trading their time for money.

They’ve set up systems that continue to work even when they’re on a vacation in a beach somewhere. And that is exactly what I continue to learn more about and am now putting into practice along with any man or woman that wants to join us… and you’re invited.

If you’re curious about who I am and what I’m about, I’ll give you the “bits and pieces” so you can get a quick snap shot.

My Interest, Hobbies, Bits and Pieces:

  1. I love music and have been playing rhythm guitar since I was about 12 years old.
  2. I sang in our High School choir.
  3. I like acting, especially comedy. 😛Salvador Posada at 49ers Levi's Stadium - SalvadorPosadaDotCom
  4. I like drawing and painting.
  5. I’m into sports. I follow the NBA very closely (I root for the Warriors because they’re our local team, but I’m a Cleveland Cavaliers / LeBron James fan). In the NFL, I’ve been a 49ers fan Ever since I can remember. In baseball, I’m a SF Giants fan.
  6. As far as playing sports, I like playing soccer, softball (not good at baseball, yes, I admit it), volleyball, and football.
  7. I love playing board games with my family and anyone who will put up with my competitive nature.

Other Personal Bits and Pieces:

  1. I enjoy spiritual discussions with other people.
  2. I’m a chocoholic… (not proud of it).
  3. Unlike many who got to see the ocean from the time they were babies, I first experienced it when I was 16 years old (Newport Beach, California) while traveling with my high school choir to a competition. It was great experience.
  4. I enjoy going to the movies as often as I have a chance to go.
  5. I love traveling and experiencing new places and meeting new people.

Thank you for visiting this page.

Wishing you great things,

Salvador Posada - SalvadorPosada.com

Now it’s your turn. Tell me about you. Or ask me anything you’d like to know about me that I missed.

PS, Did you get a copy of my eBook, “Time and Money Mastery Demystified”, yet? If not, click here to get your free copy now. I truly believe you’ll get some good ideas from it.

 

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