I was young with materialistic desires, but that’s not what gets me out of bed anymore (Thank God!). Once I try to get too fancy, I just have to rewire my mind. Many entrepreneurs are driven because they want the fancy car, the designer shoes, or the luxury home. Those things are great, don’t get me wrong, but wanting those things is not what keeps me motivated. Instead, it’s the impact I can have on thousands of people. Legacy is forever and money I don’t get to take to my grave. It’s about a deep understanding that I don’t want an average or mediocre life. It’s knowing that I don’t want to live paycheck-to-paycheck.
It’s understanding that I’m not looking to live a life of restriction. What drives me is proving that everyone who doubted me and told me I wasn’t good enough was wrong. My haters are the fuel that drive me towards my greatness.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? What lesson did you learn from them?
I live from gratitude and through mistakes in investments, relationships, surrounding myself with the wrong people and what not. I just learn from all these experiences and lost myself sometimes by not seeing it earlier. But in everything is a lesson to be grateful for. My mother is my number one. I’m grateful for the business partners and mentors who believed in what I had to offer and motivated me.
A great lesson I learned is this: surround yourself with people who recognize your worth, believe in you, and encourage you. Keep people in your life who see the greatness in you and who bring that greatness out of you. If you’re pursuing success, you need people in your life who encourage you to pick yourself up and keep pushing, even when they see you fail. You need those loyal fans who refuse to give up on you, even if it looks like you might be ready to give up on yourself.
How do you push through your worst times?
Asking yourself what is there here to teach and grow stronger from. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. When you live in grattitude and hit rock bottom your greatest gift is still being alive. So what is really the worst time? People are dying and we are complaining about not having enough cream in our $5 Starbucks coffee? I know this and I have always had enough resilience to push through the hardest moments. The way I see it is that I’m pushing my way towards my greatness, and the fight is worth the prize. I know what waits for me on the other side of fear and challenging moments. I know it’s worth fighting for or even suffering for. I have learned that the toughest, most difficult times in our lives are a sign that we’re on the edge of success. That’s what keeps me going, and that’s why I’m comfortable being uncomfortable.