My success is that I am a contributing member in society. I live the American Dream as I own a home and late model car as well as can pay my obligations, today and hopefully through eternity. As my parents did, I live within my means. That was not always the case. A bad situation over 3 years ago threatened to take me out of the game of life for good.
When I thought I had it all figured out, I realized that I was right back at square one. I had made a mess of my life giving too much of myself to others. My work/life balance was skewed to almost exclusively work and work-related activities. When work was taken away in the most abrupt way, I thought I had lost it all. Everything was broken. My health, wealth, and faith were all in a state of disrepair. I needed to be fixed.
I started my journey by going to see many doctors. Doctors are paid to care and I needed some semblance of care. After discovering no major threats to my health, I sought out positive experiences with strangers. I wanted a clean slate; being among ambitious people who have no preconceived notions and who would accept me for me.
I chose well by attending the inaugural Steve Harvey Live event, now branded as “Act Like a Success” conference. Steve and his many followers helped shore me up to confirm that although it would be a struggle, there is a future after suffering a setback. Next, I purposely gained enough confidence to reconnect with my most successful friends. Steve Harvey says, “Don’t resist the transformation that’s on deck for your life. Don’t limit yourself in any way. You can have riches, you can have the lifestyle, you can have the community, you can have that love relationship, you can have abundance–you can have everything you want, NOW.”
#DefiningBlackCommunity YOU CAN DEFINE SOMETHING THAT HAS MEANING.
verb (used with object), shored, shoring.
2. to support by or as if by a shore or shores; prop (usually followed by up)