Johnny Celli Soccer Recruiting Profile
|Below are links to my Highlight Videos. I am about to start club soon.|
John Celli (Currently A Senior)
|2005/06 NL||EDP Showcase - Virginia||Feb 2nd - 4th||EDP Showcase - NJ||April 27th - 28th||Potomac||May 25th-27th|
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Bio: Started to play at the age of 7. Started club soccer at 10. Won the EDP cup in my second year and in my third year won nationals, all with my club team. For my high school I made my first varsity appearance my sophomore year. In my junior year we finished first in the SWC conference and made it to the SWC final in which I played and started most games. I am currently halfway through my senior season with 2 goals and 3 assists in 7 games (At RW). After this season I plan to play for my clubs NPL team and my towns local travel team.
As I reflect on my journey toward entrepreneurship, I can't help but think back to my childhood and the profound effect my father had on my path. Hearing him rise in the early hours of the morning for work while the rest of the family was still sound asleep always left me with a poor impression. The idea of being employed by someone else never quite resonated with me; the thought of long hours and cranky bosses left me fearful of what my future held. While in elementary school, teachers would always ask what we aspired to be when we grew up. Kids my age would eagerly share their dreams of becoming professional athletes, firefighters, or businessmen, but I always struggled to pinpoint what was right for me.
My journey towards entrepreneurship truly began when a beloved apparel store in my town had to close. This left our community mourning, but my parents saw an opportunity no one else saw. Although they had always harbored an interest in the world of business, both had never taken their chances in it. Yet, something about this particular opportunity ignited a spark in them. Within one year of taking over the store, they managed to transform their business drastically, and seeing their success blossomed my entrepreneurial curiosity. As the COVID pandemic now began and my parents business kept growing, starting a business of my own seemed unfeasible. However, I was determined, and while rummaging through the drawers of my bedroom, I stumbled upon an opportunity: my old phone, its screen absolutely shattered. With the help of a few YouTube tutorials, I gathered the confidence to repair it and hopefully resell it for a profit. I dedicated hours to repairing this device, but in the end, it was left even more dismantled. Undeterred, I regrouped and ordered what seemed to be the perfect phone to fix.
By this point, I had watched over 15 different videos on repairing this specific device, and to my surprise, I successfully fixed it. That very night, I listed it on eBay and made a profit of $75. I felt as though I had stumbled upon the secret to life, but little did I know that this was just the beginning. Day after day, I scoured Facebook Marketplace and eBay for potential phones in need of repair. Within a week of fixing my first device, I had already acquired two more, generating a profit of around $200. At the age of 16, while many of my friends were starting their traditional jobs I found myself fully immersed in the world of repairing and reselling phones. The satisfaction of knowing that I could earn what kids my age made in hours within just 10 minutes was truly exhilarating. It wasn't long before I decided to take my business to the next level.
My primary source of leads were only generated from Facebook, which at times proved to be unsustainable. Most weeks I was reaping my rewards, bringing in countless devices, but on the flip side, I had weeks where I struggled to find a single device. After much thought and deliberation, I decided to open my own Google store. Little did I anticipate that this would take my business to its next magnitude. The Google store brought in countless phone calls a day, almost doubling my average leads. To this date, I still generate a couple of hundred a week and overall have processed about $18,000 in profit over a three-year period. This opportunity opened up many possibilities for me, including purchasing my first car. It also allowed me to play soccer at a competitive level without the stress of having to juggle a conventional job. This entrepreneurial journey really shaped me into who I am and is just the start of many businesses I plan on creating in the future.