As a child…
Darik spent the first 10 years of his life taking a specialized curriculum taught by his father, focusing on business principles and personal growth to apply in the real world. When he transitioned into public school, he quickly realized how different traditional education was from what he had been learning prior.
Restless and eager to create his own path…
Darik found himself working countless hours to make it through the public school system and was told by many of his teachers that his inability to focus on a given task would be problematic in his future.
While at the University of Hawaii…
as a business major and a Division One athlete, Darik was constantly stressed about the amount of student loans he had taken out to get his degree. Despite this, he was admitted to the business school early. While balancing athletics and school, Darik took on a job working as a call center employee for the University as a way to bring in some money for those loans. Although he hated the job, within 2 months he raised more money for the University than any other employee in the call center ever had. Thinking this would increase his pay, he was confused when 6 months later he was given only a 50 cent raise. He quickly realized that working for someone else would not bring him the fulfillment he was looking for.
At age 20…
Darik joined an affiliate marketing company in the health and wellness industry to pursue part time over the summer. After his poor experience working at the call center, Darik hoped he could apply his sales skills in order to make enough cash, to avoid a similar summer job.
In just 10 months
Darik reached the top 30 income earners in the entire company out of half a million people. He did this by leading a team of over 10,000 distributors worldwide generating over $20,000,000 in sales revenue.
For 4 years this unbelievable accomplishment allowed him to…
- Travel and build business relationships all around the world
- Consistently speak and train to audiences of up to 10,000 people
- Influence others to build profitable businesses and transition into entrepreneurship
- Get personalized coaching and mentorship from legends such as,
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Bob Proctor
- Darren Hardy
- Les Brown
- Eric Thomas
- and more
Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal advice…
is what changed Darik’s life forever. He met Gary backstage before they both were scheduled to deliver keynotes at the same conference. At this point, Darik was at the height of his business and everything was running perfectly. When he asked Gary for wisdom his answer shocked him. He said that, “There is only one thing worse than never having success. It is reaching the top and loosing it all.”
It all came crashing down…
a year after speaking with Gary. The CEO of the company Darik worked with entered a legal battle with the government. Although he eventually won, this froze all of the company’s assets. Darik found himself not only losing his business but his identity as well. Darik lived his life by 6 pillars of wealth. His family, physicality, mentality, spirituality, business and social life. After loosing his business pillar and remembering what Gary told him, he wanted to regain his income anyway he could and prove to himself that he could get out of the rut he was in.
The Conception of Market Hackers…
Darik partnered back up with some old friends to create a community in the online marketing space that would combine advanced trading technology and advanced marketing systems to redefine how people can build income online.
Within less than 2 years…the Market Hackers community has scaled to a Facebook Group of over 40,000 people and 12,000 paid members. This community is all around the world and has lead to the transformation and empowerment of thousands of people. Who are proud to be “Market Hackers”.
Darik and his team have also ran live events and retreats in places like Greece, Mexico, Miami and Atlanta where they run masterclasses and workshops based around building businesses not just online but with integrity and core values that will last throughout the years to come.
Market Hackers has many plans in the following years and has really only begun.
Now Darik’s mission is simple…
to help people make the transitions that are needed to aid them in a life of purpose, passion and prosperity. In times of uncertainty, so many people are looking for mentorship and the strategies to move forward. As a serial entrepreneur and consultant, Darik uses his companies, content, trainng programs and past experiences as a medium to help bridge the gap from where people are to where they can be.