12 Year Old Me ->>>
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I came to the USA as a teenager.
As I graduated from college and got a glimpse of corporate America while working at several fortune 500 companies, I realized that most people were unhappy and for the most part working jobs for the sole purpose of receiving a paycheck.
I knew there had to more to life than looking forward for the weekend to arrive so I started soul searching and decided that I needed to take full control of my life.
It wasn’t all perfect. In 2010 I quit my job working as a well-paid systems analyst to start my own business in the cellphone recycling industry which failed miserably.
Things got so bad that I had to give Uber a try (no pun intended). I was inundated in credit card debt and worst of all self-doubt.
The once mighty immigrant just couldn’t get anything right.
However, through all of my struggles I was always studying successful people and reading all the self-improvement books that I could get my hands on.
Deep down I knew that I could do better with my life (much better), but for whatever reason I just couldn’t get out of my own way until a few years ago when I visited my parents for Thanksgiving.
There was no “aha” moment or some wild story about finding myself. I just realized that I needed to allow myself to shatter my imaginary glass ceiling so that I could spend more time doing the things that I love most.
Long story short… I forced myself to change my thoughts and daily routine. When I felt self-doubt and depression creeping in, I reminded myself that I was on a path where that was no longer acceptable.
I continued reading self-improvement books and actually started applying the things that I was learning. To be honest, most of the stuff these books talk about is common sense but we get so caught up on meaningless things that we become self-depriving robots.
Today, I sit here in front of my laptop eager to help everyone I come in contact with live a healthier, wealthier, and more full-filling life.
I like to call this “creating a lifestyle worth living.”