It could have been easy for You to let his beginning dictate his future.
Journey to Success
As a Chinese American immigrant, You’s new life began at the age of two, when he and his widowed mother journeyed to the US.
Her first job was Baskin-Robbins—a meager $5.50 per hour (minimum wage at the time)—and she did not speak any English.
Facing these impediments, You’s family could have settled on this form of living, yet they only pushed forward.
You watched as his mother pursued further education, receiving her CPA and propelling herself from Baskin-Robbins to CFO of a large corporation. This gave You the incentive that success isn’t measured by lackluster startups.
His knack for problem-solving began at the age of 10, when You developed an online game, attracting over 10,000 active users. Though the game would eventually get shut down from copyright infringement, this kindled his entrepreneurial drive.
And in the following years, there would be countless spurts of shortcomings. At 18, he would fail at launching a business, not once, but twice. And finally after working as a Marketing Coordinator for a short time, he tried again a final time.
With only $600 and the help of two friends, he launched Youtech, cold calling 100 companies a day, while working up to 80 hours a week. Since then, Youtech has only moved upward.
Channeling his setbacks, failures, and hardship, You jump-started a notable Marketing Agency, comprised of 40+ creative individuals, and ever-growing, servicing over 200+ companies.
Wilbur You didn’t let his shortcomings dictate his success. He was fueled by them.