I turned 29 years old on August 8th and the first thing I thought to myself was “What do I have to show for it?”

My family and I lost everything we had in San Diego where we lived for 23 years. I’ve been living in Detroit now for almost 5 years and I thought things would be “different” here.

6 months before I turned 29 I was really starting to audit myself. Gary Vaynerchuk talks about self-awareness and I’ve been following him on social media for a while. Through Gary is how I found out about Eric Thomas. Becoming self-aware is the best thing I’ve ever done because once I did that, I started changing everything else I was doing that led me to repetitive failure.

One of the biggest things I have changed is my perspective. I’m not the smartest guy here and that’s all right because I now have control over how I look at things. Negativity drove me down a dark place and complaining about it did me no good.

I’ve got a long way to go. I’m a lot more patient now but at the same time trying so hard to put in the work every single day. Thank you for reading my story and hope to continue on this journey. I wish you all success.

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