Dallas, Texas based entrepreneur Marc Sparks had to overcome many obstacles to become a success. But since he struggled to maintain a C average and graduate from high school in 1975, he has gone on the start more than 65 companies and earned hundreds of millions of dollars. Sparks says the challenges and devastating circumstances he had to overcome in his 34 year business career have helped to keep him humble and make him acknowledge that only through the grace of God has he been able to make it. He says the scars represent lessons he’s learned and help him to understand his responsibilities.Learn more : http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/
Sparks has detailed his many struggles and triumphs in a book called ‘They Can’t Eat You‘. The goal of the book is to inspire people facing obstacles to be willing to persevere and continue to work towards their goals. The book contains valuable lessons Sparks has learned on his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur. It also contains pearls of wisdom from Sparks on what it takes to face adversity and come out on top. He shares his motivations and strategies to becoming an internationally known and respected entrepreneur. In the book Sparks shares the many lessons he’s learned from his experiences.
But Marc Sparks is more than just an entrepreneur. He is also someone committed to helping the less fortunate. He has been involved in giving back to the community since the 1980s. At that time he started supporting a homeless shelter called the Samaritan House. He also builds houses with Habitat for Humanity and helps at-risk children through his non-profit organization Sparky’s Kids. Sparks also provides support to a magnet high school network called the American Can! Academy. He has donated over a thousand computers and helped to improve life for countless people.Learn more: http://www.fundacity.com/marc-sparks
Currently a principal at Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm, Sparks has also run an insurance holding company, a software company, several telecommunications companies, a number of restaurants and countless other companies. Some of the things that have led to his success are his passion for building companies, establishing a solid business model, creating short and long-term goals and maintaining an open-door policy where employees are encouraged share ideas with him. It’s enabled him to succeed with business ideas many other people thought were impossible to turn into a reality.
Marc Sparks’ goal was never to be a millionaire. He values good health for himself and his family, seeing his staff and customers happy and enjoying time with his family and friends. Plus he enjoys traveling to exotic places. He’s taken trips to Easter Island, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Tibet, Morocco, the Serengeti, Morocco, Xi’an, China and Agra, India.