I had a near-death experience.
I had a near-death experience at ten years old when a few men tried to drown me. They told me there was trout in a bayou, and when I stood at the edge to look, they threw me in. Right before I could give up, a hand came out of nowhere, grabbed me and pulled me up enough to get out myself. When I looked around, I saw no one there.
I gave up trying.
When I was 12 years old, my father was murdered. I felt like half of me was taken away.
I went down the wrong path
My grades were slipping, and I was getting into trouble in the streets. I was in and out of juvenile detention for two years.
There was still no direction in my life.
I switched high schools so that I could focus on my work more. My grades began to improve, but I still lacked direction. I began stripping and was still breaking into houses and cars.
Things started to change.
I read my very first book, cover to cover. It was called “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale. Shortly after, my life started to change. I found something I loved and began modeling for Wilhelmina and Ford. The next thing I knew, I was showing up in magazines, billboards and music videos. I even played Beyonce’s love interest in her “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” Destiny’s Child music video.
I moved to LA.
At 18, I left for Los Angeles, California. It was the most difficult time of my life because it was more fast-paced than what I was used to.
I went to prison.
I stopped reading and started getting back into old habits. I began smuggling drugs, which led to me doing time in prison for two and a half years. Towards the end, I started reading The Power of Positive Thinking again.
I signed a record deal with Ludacris.
I signed a $500,000 record deal with Ludacris at DTP/Def Jam.
I lived in my car.
I left the record label and fell on hard times. I lived in my car for two and a half years and was over $200,000 in debt. During this time, I started reading The Power of Positive Thinking again.
A STRANGER CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER…
I had hit a point in my life where I felt it couldn’t get any worse. I threw up my hands and yelled:
“Okay! Okay! Okay! I’m tired of fighting! I don’t want to fight anymore! I want to be healthy! I want to be happy! I want to be surrounded by positive people! I want to inspire people! I want to make a bunch of money, but I want the money to represent something I believe in! Just show me a sign!”
One week later, I was at a gas station, and a homeless man asked me for money. I told him that he had more money than me. He then said something I’ll never forget…
“Change your mindset, change your life.”
It was the biggest epiphany of my life. From that moment, I started doing everything I wouldn’t normally do in areas of my life where I wasn’t happy.
Transformation became my purpose.
I got involved in health and wellness and ventured into the personal development and transformation space. That same year, I finally got my own place in LA.
I began manifesting my soulmate.
I wrote a soulmate treasure list. It included how I wanted to feel when I was with her, how I wanted to treat her and 62 of her attributes. I also chose that I wanted to meet at a personal development seminar.
I became a millionaire.
I had changed my mindset, and it changed my life. When I was 37, I became a millionaire.
My mom was able
to achieve her dream.
I was finally able to retire my mom and put her through fashion school.
Success started coming all around.
My coaching platform tripled, and I had my first public feature on Impact Theory.
I also met my wife, Blair, at a personal development seminar. She had all 62 attributes that I listed on the soulmate treasure list. It turns out I had become all of those 62 attributes myself and attracted my mirror.
My first book was published.
I wrote a best-selling book called “Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life.” Blair and I also got married in November.
Today I do retreats, workshops, 1:1 coaching, I’ve spoken in over 60 countries and I’m a best-selling author. After everything I’ve been through, I truly believe everyone deserves to live a life worth living…
That’s why my mission is to create a safe space where people learn to embody peace and joy that creates inner freedom and gives them full access to their natural gifts that are utilized to produce extraordinary results in their lives.