Josh King Madrid, also known as Jet, is a successful serial entrepreneur, investor, marketing specialist, coach and CEO of Team Jet Set. His areas of expertise include e-commerce, marketing, business consulting and fitness. However, he has been criticized by some as being a “snake oil” salesman – one of many so-called “Internet Overnight-Celebrity gurus” who make their money by telling aspiring entrepreneurs that they can achieve the same level of success through self-promotion on social media.
If you follow Josh on social media, you know his journey and the incredible results he has achieved. Josh has inspired, motivated, and assisted tens of thousands of people to change their lives by providing skill-sharpening tips, free content, and connecting top millennial entrepreneurs from industries like Real Estate, Stocks, and Dropshipping to share their teaching skills and mentorship with hundreds of thousands of followers.
Josh-King aka JetSet an influencer and his business partner & cousin Cameron Eakins, co-founders of Team Jet Set, have created a movement committed to educating and inspiring people to adopt a growth mindset and achieve an unprecedented lifestyle. What has made Team Jet Set such a millennial internet sensation, however, hasn’t been their teenage lavish lifestyle (although it has certainly played a part). It has been their desire to educate millennials on the importance of establishing good diversified habits.
The Team Jet Set movement is all about providing value to millennials. We want to help them reach success in their generation by providing them with culturally relevant content. Josh King Madrid and Cameron Eakins are dedicated to motivating and mentoring as many people as possible towards a life of freedom, fitness and fulfillment.
Josh Madrid and Cameron Eakins are the proud co-founders of the successful Team Jet Set movement and company. These 19-year-old cousins are also young, ambitious entrepreneurs. The Jet Set Life is often perceived as being able to live life on your own terms; doing what you want, when you want to do it; setting out for your goals and achieving them. Team Jet Set individuals aim to be leaders in society.
Hey Josh, why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?
I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole life – I started buying wholesale Chinese products and reselling them to kids at my school in second grade. As I got older, the items I sold got more expensive, and the profit margins increased. I always sold whatever products were currently trending for kids my age. Sophomore year, at 16, I worked my first job for $9/hr and quickly realized that it didn’t make any sense to me considering I had made up to $1,000 in a single week selling things in middle school and high school with only a few hours of work.
I feel like I’ve developed the skill of creativity, which doesn’t belong in the corporate environment.
I believe that not everyone is meant to live a 9 to 5 lifestyle. I respect the corporate environment – my father is a hardworking physician – but my rebellious spirit would much rather have my time dictated by my own schedule. This led me to realize that a job and traditional school weren’t right for me. I wanted to be able to live 100% on my own terms; thus, I needed to find a niche that supported that lifestyle – and that’s exactly what I did.
What are some challenges you faced when developing your venture?
If you want to be successful, you have to be able to lead your team and inspire others to see your vision. It can be difficult when people are not carrying their weight or meeting expectations, but it’s important to try and work smarter, not harder. Before you take on any new employees or partners, it’s crucial to prequalify them for creativity and work ethic – the rest can be taught. By doing this, you’ll be able to build a stronger team that will help contribute to your success.
You can’t achieve business growth on your own – it takes a team. If you want to become successful and be able to scale your company, you need to be a good leader and manager. Your team needs to be passionate about the company vision and everyone should revolve their skills around it. It’s deeper than just hiring someone – you need to treat your employees as business partners.
Did you experience failure along the way? What did you learn from it?
Yes, absolutely – failure is inevitable. I have learned that along the journey to success, failure is just a stepping stone. I have had over 15 different business ventures that I thought would be “the next big thing” and have failed. I’ve been able to build off of each failed business venture and use the skills and lessons learned to help build my next venture which ultimately led to all my successful ventures I’m involved with today. In my opinion, just because a business venture failed doesn’t mean it is an inefficient or bad business model, it just means the timing is wrong.