Mark Cruz & Ensource Financial's Story
Mark grew up at his parents and grandparents' homes. He was raised by lower income parents during a time when most people treated each other with respect. Mark didn't eat a lot of fast food because it was considered a treat, not an everyday meal. He drank Tang made from tap water that came from the kitchen sink with real sugar. He ate bologna sandwiches, maybe even mayonnaise sandwiches, PB&J & grilled cheese sandwiches, and hot dogs, but mostly homemade meals consisting of meat, potatoes, vegetables, bread, butter, and even homemade dessert at times.
Mark grew up during a time when mowing lawns, pulling weeds, babysitting, and helping neighbors with chores were very common tasks among kids to be able to earn their own money. During this time, people went outside a lot to play kickball, football, basketball, fish, swim, ride bikes, run with friends and play hide and seek. Kids drank tap water from the water hose outside, bottled water was unheard of. Coke came in a glass bottle and nobody broke the bottle after having some.
Mark and his family watched TV shows like Good Times, The Jeffersons, Bonanza, Alf, Different Strokes, Full House, Leave It To Beaver, Gilligan's Island, Happy Days, Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, The Rifleman, Looney Tunes, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Sanford and Son, Dukes of Hazzard, WWF Wrestling, I Dream of Jeannie and I Love Lucy. After school, he came home and did homework and chores, before going outside or having friends over. He would ride our bikes for hours. He had to tell his parents where he was going, who he was going with, and be home when the street lights came on.
Mark learned from his parents instead of disrespecting them, and treating them as if they knew absolutely nothing. What his parents said was law, and he did not question them. In school, kids would stand for the National Anthem and would say the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as treat their teachers with respect.
Mark watched what he said around his elders because he knew if he disrespected any grown-up he would get his behinds whipped. It wasn't called abuse, it was called discipline! He held doors, carried groceries, and gave up his seat for an older person without being asked. It was a time when you didn't hear curse words on the radio in songs or TV, and if you cursed and got caught you had a bar of soap stuck in your mouth. Watch Mark himself tell you the whole story! 👇
All of these experiences made Mark the man who he is today. Not only is he a successful mortgage broker, but he’s also a very good example of what it means to persevere and find purpose in life. Ensource Financial represents a strong concept, one that has made it possible for hundreds of families to finance their dream home. Today, we thank Mark for showing everybody else that it is definitely possible to achieve your dreams while at the same time helping others achieve theirs.
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