Before there was The One Year Project, before the 5+ companies, before the 7 figure years, before I traveled the world, before there was a Porsche in my garage, before there was a loving husband who supported my dreams, there was a long journey filled with an overwhelming amount obstacles. There was nothing more than a small town girl, raised in severe poverty, surrounded by struggle.
My dad would drop me off to school each day, usually late, and struggle to pull out the $1.25 it cost to buy lunch, often telling me he would have to go find it and come back and leave it in the office.
I would wait all day hoping and praying he was able to show up so I could get something from the vending machines today, but more often than not he couldn't find the spare change.
I was 16 the first time I took life by the horns. The first time I became obsessed with an unrealistic outcome. I was 16, and I had been to the principles office almost weekly since I was 11. I was an outcast, a loner, and simply an outsider. I couldn't understand what it was like to be normal. I couldn't relate to the kids around me. Not only was I poor beyond a reasonable level of comprehension and embarrassment, but I thought differently, I felt different, I knew I was meant for more, I knew I would do great things in life.
But the problem was I still had the small town poverty mindset, and I ended up a teen mom, who got married for all the wrong reasons, and found myself 19 without a car, without a job, without childcare, and zero way to keep going to college. To top it off I was married to a mentally ill drug addict, often sabotaging any progress I tried to make.
So I carefully plotted my escape plan, and knew I would need a job and a car to turn my life around. It took my quite some time, but I was able to become a server at a nearby restaurant. And within 6 months I was able to go from a server to earning 6 figures. I started out as an admin assistant at a technology firm and helped to grow the company to 8 figures working 100+ hours a week, with over 300 employees reporting to me and ended up the VP of $30,000,000+ company at only 21 years of age.
I had finally achieved financial freedom and was traveling the world. But I was still uneducated, and I was working for an ethically bankrupt company, I knew I was meant for more. I went back and got my degree while working on my own investor funded startups. After multiple failed attempts/companies I become a successful 7 figure entrepreneur in 2015 at 24 years of age.
By 2015 I was again feeling lost and trapped by my own success. I wasn't enjoying the company I built, I wasn't challenged, and I wasn't happy. I was sick of working for just money and was ready to find my passion and purpose. So I decided to go back to school and get my PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Human Centered Computing. Before even beginning my research and work was awarded 1st place at the "Innovation Convergence Competition" by Verizon Wireless and Georgia Institute of Technology.
But something still wasn't right, I was more lost than ever before. I had my dream car, my dream husband, my dream house, my dream PhD, a 7 figure company I worked less than 4 hours a week at, and I was miserable. I woke up each day not wanting to answer those emails or go to class. So I began to feel defeated, I began to question my focus, my work ethic, and myself as a person. What was wrong with me, why wasn't I happy, what wasn't I wanting to wake up each day and live my life? And as if I wasn't lost enough in late fall on 2016, my son was diagnosed with cancer.
I tried to make it work, but no matter how hard I tried things were still crumbling inside. My entire life I had become a master on setting and achieving insane dreams and goals, but I had never stopped to make sure I was chasing the right dreams. I had never figured out if those things would actually make me happy or fulfilled. And no matter how outwardly successful I was, I still didn't feel successful.
During that time, the only thing that made me happy was my research which studied how the mind works, and if successful people think differently than others. I was obsessed with my quest to answer life's biggest questions.:
So I decided to challenge myself. I knew I wanted to be an author and a speaker, and I knew I was talented at achieving anything and everything I wanted quickly. So what if I set out to apply my own research and theories to my own life. What if I stopped being a PhD because I though it would help me become an author and an influencer and a speaker , and what if I just decided to be those things on my own in a way that made me happy.
So I decided I would start over. I would give myself One Year. One year to chase new dreams. One Year instead of working towards what I thought would make me happy, I would actually figure out what does make me happy. It all started with a powerpoint titled, Brianna Zajicek's life. From the moment I started that powerpoint my life has been drastically different. I began to get to know myself, to follow my happy. To let go of anything and everything that had ever held me back. One year of applying the science of success to my own life.
I can truly say I've found myself, and in doing so I've found my life's work. The kind of work I jump out of bed each morning to do. The kind of work I've never wanted so badly. The kind of life that is customized to who I am as a person. I am a better person. I am a happier person. I am more successful. I am fulfilled. I finally feel like I'm on the right path towards fulfilling my purpose and potential in life. I know I am going to make a massive impact on this world, and it all happens one person at a time, and I'm so happy to help you.
The One Year Project is the culmination of who I am at my core being. I have an insane talent and gift to figuring out how to overcome obstacles and achieve insanely big dreams in a matter of months. I have studied success for as long as I can remember, and my latest obsession and research on how the mind works and how to predict if someone will be successful, and my latest quest to share the exact methods I've created to achieve your dream life in just one year.
ABOUT BRIANNA ZAJICEK
MY LIFE'S WORK IN PROGRESS
HERE'S WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT - & HOW I CAN HELP YOU
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