"Liko" Sean Smith started his Extreme Journey from his birth date as a 4lb premature baby; his mother was told his condition was similar to sprinting non-stop for 48 hours, if he stopped, he would die. He lost 30% of his body weight and when his weight dropped to 2.5lbs ; plans were made for his funeral. He came into the world, ahead of schedule, under the gun and against the odds ; the story of his life.
- AT 11 years, old, diagnosed with Chronic Asthma, Smith started boxing to clear his lungs - He earned a spot on the US National Boxing Team spending years alongside teammates Oscar De LaHoya, Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather (and other champions) as well as winning international titles through the world including 2 National Championships in his home country of Samoa and a 179-11 record.
- At 14 years of age, due to his background and proclivity for fighting, Smiths' High School counselor predicted that he would never attend college (he was enrolled in nearly all trade classes, "be realistic" was her term). The most advanced math class Smith had taken in HS was "Basic Math". Smith went on to receive 2 Scholarships in College and became a Professor in Hotel Accounting, Resort Marketing and Hotel Management teaching semester courses in two California Colleges (while Vice President of a Luxury Hotel Group).
- Smith enrolled in the US Army at 18. He became a Squad Leader by 19 and was selected to attend The Infantry Fastrack Leadership Course at The Army School Of Infantry in Ft. Benning, GA. Principals in management he still uses today. The Military, Patriotism and Capitalism are important influences in Smiths life. (He made his first million at 26, while still a member of the Army National Guard).
Using his skills in management and his Extreme business philosophy, gained from years of practice, successes, mistakes and real life experience Smith plans to accomplish what most entrepreneurs, business schools and books consider impossible. He will create three companies that will each be valued at a Billion Dollars in 3 years. The test period will be from March 15, 2014 to March 15, 2017. Currently it is Month 1 of a 36 Month Journey that will end with 3 New Billion Dollar Companies which are innovative, amazing and completely Extreme in every sense. If you follow the updates, the story, the press clippings, you will see in real time, business history in the making.
Come along for the ride, read the Journal of how it was done and learn to become your own Extreme CEO using the real life principals of what is learned, accomplished, felt and failed in the process. Billion dollar companies are less than .5 of 1% of all companies, and take 7 to 10 years to reach Billion dollar status. Three companies simultaneously will reach that fate in less than 3 years under Liko Smith.
This site you see now will develop as the 3 businesses take shape and flourish and you will see firsthand, how 3 separate Companies reach a Billion Dollar valuation within 3 years. At the end of the 36 month Journey, Liko Smith will be The Worlds Most Extreme CEO.