I put all of this negative and lonely energy into my dream of being a professional athlete, and one day, an Olympian. I went on to play Arena Football for one season, but a career-ending injury shattered my identity. I didn’t know who I was without sports.
Would anyone still want to hang out with me? Would anyone respect me? How will I make money? Who am I? What will I do for the rest of my life now??? Broken, broke, and clueless on how to make money or get a career, my obsession for learning about business, marketing, product design, human behavior, and adding value to people (when I had no value to give) began.
Since then it’s been a powerful journey for me – becoming a New York Times bestselling author, building up a multi-million dollar online media company, speaking all over the world, advising for billion-dollar brands, receiving media praise from places like Details Magazine, being one of “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” and much more. I’m a firm believer that living in a beautiful state, the journey you experience, and the lives you impact is more important than what you do or what you have accumulated. I got a taste of being a pro athlete for a short amount of time. And I realized early on that when I commit to my vision and pursue it with 100% passion… anything is possible. Living my ideal lifestyle is far more important to me than working on something I don’t fully love just to survive life and then die.
It’s hard to think that without having any business experience I could go from sleeping on my sister’s couch to running a seven-figure business in a couple years. Now I’m committed to impacting 100 million lives. I teach people how to pursue the dream that burns inside them and how to earn a full-time income while making an impact on the world and others.
I do this through my podcast, videos, books, online courses, live events, experiential workshops and one on one interactions. I’m so grateful where life has taken me and the life that I’ve chosen to design on a daily basis. I believe we are the authors of our own life, and I’m blessed for the adversity I’ve faced. It makes me appreciate my life now and have compassion for others who suffer in a much bigger way. I’m often asked to mentor others, and the way I do this is through my podcast so I can maximize my time and impact more people. If you have a question, I’ve probably answered it on one of my episodes.
Always remember you were born for a reason, a purpose and something bigger than yourself. But YOU have to activate this calling; no one is going to turn it on for you! It’s Your Responsibility to build yourself into the person who can live a great life. No one is going to give you the power to develop your mental strength, emotional intelligence and physical health to have the life you want. That’s between you and you!
I know there are times that are challenging, and it may seem like you can’t get out of it. I’m living proof that you can. If a small town boy from Ohio (who didn’t see any potential for his future) can do it, then so can you!
Your dreams matter because YOU Matter! Never forget that, but you must learn the wisdom, skills, and tools to write your own story. Be the hero you were born to be. Start the journey with me because the world needs you my friend!
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