Success is not a matter of luck, and this is something that Marc Sparks https://about.me/marc_sparks understands all too well. Marc is a true success story. Even though he didn’t go to college, Marc has built a successful business.
Marc is a serial entrepreneur and has been the principal of many dozens of startups. Most of his startups have been successful and other downright disastrous. Marc has attributed his success to his ability to learn from his mistakes.
Marc has surrounded himself with talented people who have helped him develop ideas for business. As a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he builds companies from the ground and let the owners manage the companies. Marc has, however, maintained a portfolio of companies through his Company Timber Creek Capital.
He has a built business model and culture that enables him develops ideas into fully operating companies. Marc leads by example, and he sets patterns that his employees follow. That is what has guaranteed him company success.
Through his many lessons, Marc decided to publish a book: They Can’t Eat You. This is a book that he documents his success and mistakes. According to Marc, it is easy for people to learn better from the mistakes that people make than they would the success stories. In the book, Marc has included the story of how he lost his insurance company within a ninety-day period.
Marc has developed a set of qualities that has helped him over the course of his career: Tenacity, hard work, his keen instinct, and he is not afraid of losing. He once said that he isn’t afraid to lose it all because he can rebuild it again.
Outside of his involvement with business, Marc has developed a passion for helping his fellow men. That is why he spends time helping the homeless through the Samaritan Inn. He has been involved in the project since the late 1980s. The homeless shelter provides shelter to 160 residents for five months. The Samaritan Inn offers a Hand up. That means that they helped the people to get back on their feet. They offer counseling, job placement, financial education, family services, and health programs.
Marc is involved in the Habitat Humanity. Through the organization, he has built many different homes. As a big supporter of the American Can Academic, he has donated computers to at-risk-students to help them break from poverty.
When he is not working, Marc is an outdoorsman and loves adventurous travel. He has traveled around the world in 23 days. He draws his business ideas from all his travels. Marc has and health enthusiast, loves hiking, golfing, biking, hunting, and fishing.
Marc thrives in competitive in business and also in sports, and that is how he maintains success.