Jay Paso left his dead-end life to become a WorldVentures Rep. Since then, he's overcome hardships and followed in the footsteps of his mentor and friend, Julio Acosta.
He was living a life so many in his neighborhood had rapped about, on their way to stardom or on the road to nowhere. In Jay Paso’s case, it was the lyrics Brooklyn rappers spoke about “dead-end life” that were ringing true to him. Just about three years ago, Jay was lost. He had no direction; couldn’t find direction even if he had a GPS.
He was lost emotionally, spiritually and physically, and pretty far from what WorldVentures Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Wayne Nugent considers becoming a Master in the Art of Living.
Now, after WorldVentures entered his life, the Brooklyn-born WorldVentures Representative is living a dream much closer to the fame and fortune those Brooklyn rappers sang about. The 28-year-old is a National Marketing Director, he’s training his 18-year-old brother Ryan in the business and helping him find direction, and he’s as happy as he’s ever been.
“I knew I was put on this Earth to do something great,” Jay says. “I just didn’t know how, where or when.”
Jay’s life started turning around in 2011 when he came into contact with WorldVentures’ star Julio “June” Acosta, who gave Jay the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” a book that changed Jay’s life.
Soon, he was devouring more self-motivation books and planning to leave his job at Federal Express and work for WorldVentures full time.
“I felt like God put him (Julio) in my life at the right time,” Jay says. “I can’t lie and say I was praying, but I was hoping for something to change. I was working at FedEx, and working as a professional boxer… I was partying a lot, in the clubs like crazy. It may have seemed that I was making money, but I knew that it was falling apart.”
When looking at how WorldVentures has changed his life, Jay says that the company “is changing the way people think and taking them out of that 98 percenter brain and putting them into the two percenter world. I really enjoy building the business and giving people hope. That, to me, is fun. Seeing my friends grow as people and leaders―knowing where they came from. That’s pretty cool. My mom looks at me like I have three heads on my shoulders, because I’m not the same person I was three years ago. So much personal development; I’m actually finishing something.”
Jay has been on 18 vacations and DreamTrips the past two years, giving him a whole new perspective on life and travel, and is happy that his past life of trouble and partying without much purpose seems to permanently be a thing of the past.
“I would never go back to anything that I was doing, not only because of the money I’m making, but the freedom I’m having. The person I am today is priceless.”