You may be wondering a little about how I came to be here with you today. You may have seen me online, offline, in social media, on a video, as a guest speaker some where, but none of that matters because I wanted to introduce myself so you know the struggles I have been through and that you can overcome anything if you put your heart to it. I’ll just be here to use encouragement from the deepest parts of my life to get you where you want to be.
Let me tell you a quick story about coming out of prison from a 168 month sentence. Yes, been through a lot and that was just my federal sentence. They really wanted to give me 22 years.
So as you can tell I had years to figure out a way to put my life back together, to stay away from criminal activity, drugs, gang affiliations help myself and in the process see if I could help others by going through all of this.
The hard part was trying to change all while keeping up and image with a bunch of convicts is really hard to do. Putting up a false image of truly changing in that environment is really hard to do when you know damn well you are going to be spending multiple Olympics and presidency’s with these men.
And I was getting more and more disgusted at the situation I was in, but I kept telling myself this is it you have to change or else the outcome would be far must worst.
Then something really bad happened: in 2006 while playing softball another player slid into me and broke my leg while he slid into me at 3rd base. Some say it was on purpose because I just beat up one of his homies a few weeks before.
Long story short, I had a decision to make after this happened to I unleash dogs and create a whole rival thing or just chock it up and become the better person. They move to a dorm without all my boys and I am surrounded by this other race, thinking is this how its going to end for me. I have one guy on the left of me that is a big-time gang member that looks like Ray Lewis, and on the right of me a killer from another gang all the same race. With no backup, and in a wheelchair I am basically screwed if they wanted to get me.
Which meant I couldn’t get out of my situation fast enough, and I had to figure it out all on my own. Popping ibuprofen because they can’t give you drugs in prison. I SAID TO MYSELF if this is the path I have to take, this is the day I change if I get out of this alive I will help others unconditionally.
As you can imagine, I was in bad shape and desperate, but I wasn’t ready to give up on my dream of living a normal life without all my past baggage catching up to me, or moving on from that day forward.
Then I discovered self-help books, psychological books that could help me on this endeavor, and with a little help from the man up above things started to look differently.
At that point, everything changed!
I finally figured out how to: Use what I had in me to get where I needed to be when even though I had years to do it.
– Put all my negative thoughts behind
– Changed my beliefs that ultimately changed my behaviors
– Use my passion to do overcome all the obstacles that laid in front of me and turned all the negativity around me into something I could use in the future.
All of these pitfalls in life, in the situations I was in just prepared me for coming out into the new world that we live in now. It prepared me for a lot of things mentally and emotionally and I wanted to share this gift with you.
– Have the confidence to move on with your life no matter the circumstances
– Get a good at becoming what ever it is you want to do.
– Have the fortitude to just about to accomplish everything you dream of.
How do I know this? because if I can do it anyone can do it. Imagine having second chances and holding on to them so you never have to let go ever again. Some of us might need 3rd, 4th to figure it out, but if you stay the course. I know deep down in my heart you can accomplish anything.
Now I’m living my dream of living a normal life without all my baggage catching up to me and I never have to worry about living that negative lifestyle ever again.
And that’s why I’m so passionate about “Real Talk Real Stories Real Change Hosted by myself so you can experience living a highly productive life without ever having to look back again, except only to draw inspiration.
“Rock Bottom Is Just Your Spring Board To Success”