I Refuse To Lose: How I Overcame Anxiety to Become A $900/day Meat Man

Back in my late teens, early twenties I lived in Dallas, TX.

I was playing in bands and trying to become a rock star, but I ended up being drunk, depressed, poor and sometimes homeless.

One of the many odd-jobs I had during that time was being a ‘Meat Man’. You know.. the guys that drive around in freezer trucks and try to sell you steak, chicken and seafood?

That was me.

I did it for about a year and had the time of my life. Today I’m sharing a video of one of those stories. And how I used the phrase ‘I Refuse to Lose’ to overcome my anxiety and make $900/day.

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P.S. If someone comes to your door and they’re selling meat. Close the door and call the police. It’s a total rip off.

  • Faical Ballouch

    Great Post! i really enjoy it. it some kind like The wolf of wall street. you should watch it if you didnt already. it help with motivation. also i like the video. more information less typing for you. thanks

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      yeah man, that would have taken me 3 weeks to write out, video is great

  • Garrett

    Awesome story! In my early twenties I did door-to-door magazine sales across the US (including Dallas) so I can definitely relate! So many great stories. I do agree with you about having that “I refuse to lose” mindset. I remember when I was having high days, my mindset was “Break the ice, break the ice”. I repeated it to myself over and over. I knew that as soon as I broke the ice with somebody, I could make a sale. The hardest part was getting past the barrier of “what are you doing on my lawn!”. Like you, I never thought I could do it. Was a fantastic learning experience but holy shit I would never do it again, haha. Thanks for sharing Malan

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      yes.. in Texas most people don’t appreciate strangers on their lawn… and most people also have guns in their house… so it was creepy to say the least.

  • Brian Pfeiffer

    Good Stuff man!

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      thanks Brian, good to see ya here

  • Arun Chandran

    This is so good that I’m telling my list about it.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      spread the word, spread the love

  • Jonathan Koo

    It’s not until now I understand why it’s called MAD society! M.A.D.!! Awesome, brother!

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      That’s one of several hidden reasons. 🙂

  • http://yussefgilkey.com Yussef Gilkey

    “2 legit too quit” Classic!

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      MC Hammer for life bro

  • William

    Trials offers and lots of affiliate CPA offers are a rip off aswell, so …a

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      everything in life is a rip off as well…

  • Petre Veluda

    Your videos make me feel like I read a book each time I view one.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      nice. no way I could have gotten that all out in a written post either. the power of video story telling is the truth. 🙂

  • http://wikimediamarketing.com Luis Barrios

    You made me remember the title book
    “All Marketers Are Liar”

    Cool video,

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      pretty true lol

  • Ken

    Do you have any tips for being more comfortable in front of the camera?

    The majority of the content i make are articles but I know i can’t ignore the massive opportunity with video. But I always get nervous stutter a lot when making vids.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      yeah – do it a lot

  • Chris Frye

    Great story Malan! “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras


  • David Allan

    F’n Amazing story. Had similar experiences selling vacuums and knives.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      nice, yeah anything door to door is pretty eye opening