Aaron grew up in Detroit, MI and was always considered that “overachiever” winning numerous sports awards (even competing at the national level), music awards and scholarships, and academic honors. After graduating high school as valedictorian, Aaron went to the prestigious Oberlin College outside of Cleveland where he studied Jazz Performance and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He also competed at the collegiate level in Diving and went on to become head coach of the Oberlin College diving team. During his undergraduate studies, he also worked with the college doing web design and programming, and tutored other computer science and math students.
After graduating college in 2001 [during the .com bust], it was difficult to find work in IT so he spent years trying to find his calling. He managed restaurants, got certified in investments, mortgages, life insurance and so forth (even became a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist [CITRMS] with The Institute of Fraud Risk Management), learned sales, and a slew of other occupations. He had many struggles but always excelled yet not settling into anything that made him feel right. All the while, his entrepreneurial spirit ran rampant and years of home-based business / network marketing / mlm kept him growing and focusing on personal development. While there were long periods of stress, anxiety, and failure, Aaron did find ways to eventually succeed in network marketing and lead leaderboards as high as placing top 10 in a company with over 250,000 associates. As a result, this honed his speaking and leadership skills and encouraged him to reach greater heights.
He then went on to work at one of the largest ad agencies in the world with major clients like GE and AT&T. During that era, he invested HEAVILY in education and became certified with Google, Bing, and Yahoo and received a Master's degree in Internet Marketing. He also invested thousands and thousands of dollars and countless hours into products from various gurus and miscellaneous educational courses on marketing. This led him to start a consultancy business helping small businesses market “like the big boys”. While this started to grow nicely, the mobile boom became a shiny object for Aaron so he started a mobile marketing company with a couple partners.
After an extremely stressful, hair-raising experience with a very problematic client, Aaron decided to close shop and stop being driven by the “Shiny Object Syndrome” that had caused him to venture into a million different directions over the previous decade. He wanted to really automate his marketing efforts and really focus on providing tons of value to the community. Today, Aaron is part of a movement called Project A.W.O.L. which stands for Another Way of Life and educates hopeful entrepreneurs on how to live a lifestyle of their choosing. He is very excited about finally finding a community of like-minded individuals going after their dreams. The business opportunity and education that drives Project A.W.O.L. is Empower Network. Aaron claims that one $997 course that Empower Network offers is worth more than double the $30K he paid for his master's degree in Internet Marketing.
Most of Aaron's free time is spent providing value through educational webinars, hangouts, videos, and blog posts and continues to grow his resource blog at nextgenbusiness.com. He has a product releasing soon with a TON of value (over 30 hours of step by step instruction) called Zero To Hero Academy which teaches people how to start from scratch and make a killing online.
He recently was featured on a reality show where he lived a $100K / month lifestyle in Thailand (with private yachts, private chefs, private chauffeurs, etc.).
You can also find Aaron salsa dancing with his wife in Austin, TX or traveling the world.
He enjoys every bit of life and is excited to continue inspiring others to live the lifestyle they deserve..whatever that means to them. Aaron draws his motivation from a recent near death experience that has completely shifted his perspective and entire purpose.