During my time abroad, I learned a lot about myself. I learned my strengths and weaknesses. The biggest takeaways from playing sports was that my success would depend on my work ethic and attitude. You see, I was never the strongest, quickest, fastest, or the most talented guy on the team when we would start. However, I was the hardest worker and had the best attitude during games and practice. I wouldn't let little setbacks or the score deter me from the end in mind. This led to championship games and many individual accolades that I still translate into business today.
Even though I learned that the NBA wouldn't be in my future, I was able to transform my body and my health. I also learned that I wanted to make a lot of money to provide for my family and future generations. This curiosity started with a simple Google search "how to make money online" which then led me down a lot of rabbit holes. This opened up the doors for many ads saying "make money anywhere in the world." I clicked on all of them and bought all the up-sells. I had no idea what I was doing but knew I had to do something. This led me to learning more about online marketing, personal development, and business world. I ended up stumbling across an incredible business event and saw the amazing lineup of speakers. Jack Canfield , the NYT best selling author, was the keynote speaker and I knew I had to attend.
Even though I didn't have enough money to attend the event, I found a way just like all successful people. I ended up getting a loan from my brother at the time to travel to this event to see what would happen. This first event opened up my eyes on what was possible. People came all around the world to attend. They had different business models, were serving with intention, and were making a lot of money. What seemed impossible to me, now looked possible. If they could do it, I could definitely do it.
Finally, after a long 3 day event Jack Canfield came on stage. I just remember him transforming the energy in the room. People were crying, laughing, hugging, and he received a standing ovation at the end of his presentation. People wanted to get a photo with him (including me) and I remember telling myself "this is what I want to do with my life."