May 14, 2021
While I was figuring out what was next for me, I took a carpentry job to supplement our income. Deep down, I knew I wanted to have my own business, and I knew now was the time.
I had a lot of mentorship from my wife's uncle Steve. He kept pushing me because he saw the potential I had, even if I didn’t see it in myself. He’s Polish and he made it quite well in this country, so he inspired me.
Something I’ve learned while being in America is that you can accomplish anything with hard work. Being in this country and having the wish and will to succeed is what’s pushed me to take the steps in pursuing my own business. I knew I had a skill set and knowledge in the industry and I could bring material and techniques from different industries to have a niche of my own.
Of course I’ve had doubts, but those negative thoughts that come in slip away when I step into my workshop. I just have this consistent gut feeling that I can do this. I think it’s the hustle. That’s what I love about being in the United States. You get to figure out all the parts and pieces, seeking out resources to make your own way. It’s insane how many options there are. When you establish connections and lasting relationships with people, it’s exhilarating to see their excitement for what I'm about to start.
My business, Omnia Solutions, LLC, is a custom composite manufacturing company. These days, everything feels like it needs an instant outcome so there is a constant push to rush. It’s so easy to get lost in the chaos and the noise, but you have to go with your gut. My work requires attention to detail and good quality products; those things can not be rushed.
I’m not striving to be known as a person. My goal is to be known through my work and accomplishments. When a customer walks out with a finished product, I want them to shake my hand, smile and recommend me.