Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Wesley Virgin. I’m a regular kid from the south side of Houston, Texas that made it big, that really learned how to use the faculties of my mind to change my mindset here to create millions and millions of dollars. I’m a business magnate. I have a very profitable real estate ordeal. And also, I’m a digital marketer. I create several different digital marketing products around the world. I have coaching. I’m in the health and fitness space. I’m in the self development space, so I’m a all around type of guy. But basically I just help people like you or anybody that’s listening to be successful and not just in money, but to be successful with their health, with their spirituality, their emotional success, and to learn how to really sustain happiness by using the faculties of their mind here.
What has been one insight or lesson that has been most helpful in your career?
One lesson that really helped me out to have such astronomical success is really was this. In my twenties, in my later twenties, someone asked me a question that blew my mind and said, “Wesley, do you want to be successful? I said, “Yes,” and they said, “Well, what does that mean to you?” That question alone, true story here, it changed my life because I didn’t know what success meant for me. I didn’t know. I knew what it meant for other people, but I didn’t take time to really write down and say what does a successful life look like for Wesley Virgin? And by doing that, things really started to take place. I had several breakthroughs, and I’m grateful for that.
What has been your favorite mistake? A mistake that in retrospect led to a great lesson and progress.
I guess my greatest mistake was in Bitcoin. I invested about $120,000. I was making money. That’s when Bitcoin was in the frenzy, right? Everybody was jumping in and getting into these alt coins as well, and I spent a lot of money. And I have a lot of people, about a thousand people, that were investing with me, making a ton of money until I discovered that it was all sham or scam, not Bitcoin but these other different type of companies. But what I learned though was this. When I lost that $120,000, I didn’t think about it as a loss. What I did was I thought about it as an investment in my education. I learned what not to do again. So that was a mistake, but I still used that to progress me in other areas in business and in my life.
Project forward ten years. How will your industry or field be fundamentally different then? What opportunities do you see?
So I’m in the personal development space. I help people around the world basically, not only make money, just be happier people, and understand scientifically how to do that. What I believe is going to happen in the next 10 years, right now, the centennials, millennials, and perennials are the generation that we need to focus on. And I believe based off my impact, and with other great fundamental leaders like Tony Robbins, you have the potential for this to grow into a lot of great people out there. But I believe in the next 10 years, we will be able to teach children at a very, very beginner level, when they’re five, six, and seven years old, to teach them how to build their self-image, to teach them how to reframe problems, to teach them so they can understand what disappointment and what failure really is, teach them how to put a meaning on issues that take place in their life.
I believe it’s going to be a huge transition, and I think I’m going to be a part of that. I believe I’m really going to be that catalyst that’s going to make that shift in the minds of children, teenagers, in their twenties, that are trying to understand themselves. And I think if I’m able to do that, definitely the world would be a better place here. But more importantly, children or young people now, which would be our future leaders, they’ll be more conscious, aware of what’s happening in their lives with themselves.
What are some bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
In my profession, a lot of people, they spend too much time and thought on how to do something. Like a young kid that’s trying to figure out how to be successful, how to build an entrepreneurship type of opportunity, they spend too much time on the how. And my industry, which is the money making industry, the self-development and personal development industry, they spend too much time on techniques and how to do this, and they spend not enough time on imagination, visualizing, actually closing your eyes, meditating, right, becoming steel, learning to live in the present, and most importantly, telling a young person or anybody, instead of telling them what to do, asking them, “What do you want?” I think that’s a better question to ask, “What do you want?”
So the industry in my opinion, they’re failing because children, teenagers, even young people in their thirties and forties, they’re confused because they think it’s a secret. They think if they just do something in a very linear fashion, they’ll be successful, and that’s not going to happen. And if it does happen, that’s a very, very arduous way to be successful in my opinion. So yeah, that’s the biggest mistake, talking about the how. It’s all about the why, and it’s all about picturing what you want, okay, picturing your success.
In the last two years, what have you become better at saying no to?
Oh, that’s easy. So I don’t answer my phone any longer. I only answer my phone for my children and my mom. That’s about it. I turn off all notifications on Facebook, on all social media, which means I don’t get triggered by any ringtones, any type of notifications for Snapchat, any social media. And that has dramatically changed my life because I no longer feel that I’m in an urgency to do anything. What I’ve learned about people, people will define what an emergency is for them. So if they say, “Hey, this is an emergency,” then you tend to go to that direction. So what I decided to do was cut it all off, and what I’ve learned and discovered, my life is not only easier, I’m able to spend actually now time or quality time with my children, and it’s absolutely fantastic here.
What is the one book you recommend most often and why?
Easy, get this book immediately, Breaking the Habits of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza. That book changed my life, my bank account, everything. Go get that book. What that book teaches you is this. It teaches you really how to understand why you’re not motivated. It teaches you about how you think and how to recondition your own thinking to think better, to be able to understand that it’s all about the mindset. Get that book immediately.
What advice would you give a smart and ambitious recent college graduate? What advice should they ignore?
I will tell any college person this. Make sure that the major or the career path that you’re going into, it’s not only just because you’re going to make some money, okay? Make sure whatever you want, whatever major that you’re majoring in, it’s not just because of this. Because you’ll find out once you enter college, and you go through that major or that career, you’ll find yourself changing majors because maybe it’s too difficult. And then even if you get the degree, you’ll find out even the job that you obtained, it’s not something that you want to do.
What I would tell all college people is this. Follow your passion. I know it’s tough to say because immediately, we all ask ourselves, how will I make money? How can I make money? I’m telling you, as long as you are serving somebody else, as long as you’re serving the needs of people, helping other people build their quality of life, you will make money. But follow your passion. Find out what you like first. Make sure whatever you’re trying to major in is something that you want to do for the next 10, 15 years. Doesn’t mean that you can’t change but be clear and be honest because it’s no sense of wasting money. I know children have wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on education that has never utilized. What I’m saying is make sure deep down inside of you, that’s what you want to do.
Next question here, what advice should they ignore? I will say this. Don’t listen too much to the counselors. Now, I know I might get some negative feedback for that. But don’t listen to Mama, Daddy, counselors, guidance counselors. Listen to you. What I’ve learned is the one person that understands or that should understand Wesley Virgin is Wesley Virgin, so the advice you should ignore is everybody’s advice. You can hear it, but the advice you should take is yours because this is going to be your life, so you need to decide what career path. What do you want to do for the rest of your life? It may take some time. It may take some thinking, but trust me, you’re highly qualified to do that. And it may take some time to understand, but you will.
What is your favorite quote, one you aim to live by?
Listen, the one quote that I live my life by is this, and I suggest that you do the same. “In life, you don’t get what you want. In life, you get what you picture.” I’m going to say that one more time, listen. In life, you don’t get what you want out of life. You get what you picture. Whatever you see, whatever you can envision, this is what you get.
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