"I was making more money than I knew what to do with, but I wasn't happy". So James Williams, AKA "The Kid" or "TK", quit real estate to pursue a career in ... rap music.
At Rooster Radio, we often talk about the entrepreneur's "jump" - quitting your job to take a risk and pursue a dream - but few have leaped like James!
He wasn't just a real estate agent, at 23 he was a founding partner in Harris Real Estate, one of South Australia's most recognised real estate brands. He was pulling in as much as six figures a month.
But one day he stunned his business partner, family and friends by saying "he's done", selling out of the business to pursue his dream to create hip hop music. James shares insights into what he calls a "mid life crisis at 25".
Using the determination and systems he'd learned as a real estate agent, "The kid" burst onto the scene winning rap battles and taking on the world.
The notoriety and millions of listens brought more than just jealousy and criticism - he faced death threats, abuse, and was threatened with a knife before going on stage.
Now creating music not for fame but for the love of it, James also shares his learnings from real estate and rap as a coach for agents and business people, and is also on the speaking circuit.
In this truly unique Rooster Radio, we talk sales, success, skateboarding, freedom and love ... with a bit of freestyle rap, too.
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Email: jwcoaching (at) outlook (dot) com (dot) au
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