Joshua Armah is a renowned entrepreneur, consultant, motivational speaker, author, and capitalist. Born in the world famous Atlantic City, NJ he was raised by a single mother who did her best to give him a bright future. Despite her efforts, Joshua Armah’s curiosity got the best of him which led him to journey into the devil’s playground. As a teenager, Joshua Armah went through many trials and tribulations which almost cost him his life.
At 14 years old, he ran away from home to live a life in the streets. He has experienced the world of thugs and gangsters to the extreme. He was attracted to a flashy lifestyle, and the fast paced action in the ghetto. As a young hustler he did what he had to do in order to survive in the concrete jungle. He faced many the vices from gangs, drugs, violence, homelessness, domestic abuse, peer pressure, and poverty. These experiences put a chip on his shoulder at a very early age. At the age of 16, Joshua was faced with a life changing situation. His girlfriend at the time had become pregnant with a boy. This situation woke Joshua up from a mental slumber. The sequence of events to follow who alter his life forever. He decided to walk away from High School to pursed his GED through NJ Youth Corps. After completing the program, he enrolled in college to study Business Administration. he went on to change his life and give up the negative habits of his past for a brighter future. For two years, he worked 3 sales oriented jobs and attended college while taking care of his new family. During this time, a pivotal flame erupted in his heart which gave him the inspiration to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. Unfortunately, another obstacle would present itself in his path to greatness.
After finally becoming 18 years old, an unforeseen occurrence happened to Joshua. His wife committed infidelity, and left him for another man. Due to his survival instincts Joshua decided to continue on his path. At this time, Joshua had no one to turn to so he became homeless once again. Fighting everyday to eat, shower, sleep, and work. He lost his employment, and was unable to complete college due to his financial hardships. This took a big toll on his motivation. Out of the blue, a miracle happened. A close friend called Joshua to check on him to see how he was doing. After Joshua explained his situation, his friend told him to move in immediately. This experience was very important because it allowed Joshua to start from scratch. Joshua began employment hunting, and by the grace of God found an opportunity with a fortune 500 company. This opportunity allowed Joshua to get back on his feet to continue his dreams of entrepreneurship.
After spending less than a year in corporate america, Joshua Armah left to New York City to fulfill his dream of entrepreneurship. He spent a lot of time consulting, and working with major brands. He eventually was led into the entertainment industry where he sought to make his mark as a fierce competitor. By working with the right mentors, Joshua found himself as a rising Entrepreneur in the Big Apple. Many people took notice to his skill set and abilities. Left and right, new opportunities were being sent his way. Joshua took advantage of everything that New York City had to offer. He went on to become a Executive Vice President for a Talent Agency, and help ran a management firm. During the course of his tenure he signed celebrity acts to the agency while working the the firm to provide solutions to small businesses.
To date, Joshua Armah has owned and operated 3 companies in a c level executive position. He has worked with Inc 5000 and Fortune 500 companies. He has consulted for over 100 brands. He has also generated over 1.5 million in revenue for various clients combined. He promotes the motto “Success Over Everything” in which he inspires many through motivational speaking. He professional experience extends from real estate, business consultation entertainment, brand management, network marketing, marketing, communications, sales, customer acquisition, and much more. Joshua currently resides in Atlanta, GA where he is expanding into new ventures. His missions is to change the world through actions one step at a time. By being proactive, Joshua is set to fulfill his destiny and be a leader for the next generation.
In your own words what do you do today?
I am Entrepreneur that is classified as a producer. I produce film, music, literacy, and content for platform. I build brands for a living. My passion is being a director, and working in the film industry. As an author, motivational speaker, and consultant my work encompasses many facets.
How did you end up becoming an entrepreneur?
I ended up becoming an entrepreneur by being a real estate agent, and also being in sales
since I was 14.
Could you walk us through your process of entrepreneurship?
The process of entrepreneurship starts with creating your vision. Once you have your vision of what you want then it is time to work it into existence. By making a solid business plan, and following through on it this will allow your vision to be manifested in reality. Entrepreneurs are delegators which means they build teams around their vision and assign tasks to the key personnel. As a leader you must set an example and raise the bar through your actions.
Having perseverance is very important because you may encounter a lot of failure in the beginning. The only way you lose in entrepreneurship is by quitting. Business is a sport, but the only difference from business and traditional sports is that this game is 24/7. It is an endless grind that you have to stay on top of.
Did you encounter any particular difficulties in the beginning and if so, how did you overcome it?
I encountered a lot of difficulties in my path to greatness. I had encountered being homeless and still running a business. I had an office, but no apartment. This situation made it very hard for me to have a personal life. I overcame this obstacle by staying persistent with my goals which led me to eventually get my own place. I would sleep on New York City subways at night, and in the morning I would go to a friend’s house to take a shower I kept all my belongings in a storage unit. This was something no one knew. It was very difficult, but I managed to still keep my clientele and doing good business. This led me to striving harder to be better in my field. I finally closed enough business deals to get out of that bad situation.
What is your long term plan? (5 year vision)
My 5 year vision is to be a venture capitalist with an asset portfolio worth 500 million or more. i want to help build the economies in our country as wella s overseas by creating more businesses to help to grow the infrastructure needed to sustain positive growth regardless of the size of the particular market. I am focused on provided my son with financial freedom for him to have a better life than I did growing up. I am dedicated to teaching, empowering, and helping millennials through my books, seminars, speeches, and any other way I can share the necessary information with them. Wealth distribution is the ultimate goal in my case. To be in a position as an investor, to make change in the world of tomorrow.
Any tips of advice for other entrepreneurs?
Stay committed to your destiny, and never give up on your dreams. You may face many obstacles in your path to greatness, but you dedication will be the deciding factor in whether you are successful or not. Remember that sweat equity goes a long way. The amount of time you put into your vision will be the key to getting ahead of the curve. You must separate your emotions from business. You have to be for the people, and not just for yourself. Think about how you can impact the world with your particular product or serivce.