Many of you probably don't know:
Growing up, I used to listen to gangster rap and I knew Tupac & Eminem lyrics better than the names of my own family.
I had some of my most significant elders tell me that I was going to be a failure or trash man when I grew up.
I left the house at 19 and learned the definition of being independent the hard way. At one point, I had racked up over $50,000 worth of credit card debt.
I worked my butt off and learned what “being disciplined” meant at a young age. Early on, I started a few businesses but they didn't succeed.
I might have failed at the time, but I was not a failure. I might have not liked my life or who I was at the time, but I faced my truths during the toughest times of adversity.
I gradually worked through the biggest roadblocks and looking back on it all, I wouldn’t change a thing. It was not the circumstances, but how I dealt with the circumstances that brought me to the place I’m at now.
I’m mentally, physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually thriving. I’m successful and grateful to be able to help others along my path.
This journey through life isn’t about covering up our past, yet exposing the voyage of personal growth into who we’re called to be. Sharing your story with others without the fear of judgement is liberating and it will empower others to do the same.
Don't shoot for perfection - you will never be “perfect”, it's a façade & it doesn’t exist. If you believe in everything you see on Social Media - you'll be left empty. 50%-75% of the full picture is missing.
Surround yourself with people who appreciate & celebrate you. Don’t let others define you who you are – BELIEVE, work through it, focus on the good, flourish and others will see.
It is NEVER too late.