I watched TED Talks and interviews of successful people.
For the first time in my life, I felt energized and hungry.
One of my friends took notice and saw something in me.
He was working on a startup — a news website — and he wanted me to write for it.
I wrote this book because if even just accepts the call, it means I’ve used my time on this earth well. I know it’s more than possible to turn your life around and start a rewarding journey.
The dictionary defines a hero as a person who, in the opinion of others has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal. When most people think of a hero, they think of people like firefighters, police officers, celebrities, professional athletes, veterans, and people currently in the military. My mom does all the things a regular mom does like cleaning, cooking and shopping.Before then, I’d been hired and fired at a string of menial jobs. It’s hard to get promoted when you don’t make it past six months.I applied to be a clerk at the video store, but they asked me to interview to be the store manager.To cope with it all, I would get as high as I possibly could during the day and drink as much as my stomach could handle at night.One night, I got so drunk I decided to pick a fight with someone I shouldn’t have picked a fight with.You just want To make the transition, I suggest treating yourself like the hero in your own movie.In the hero’s journey, the protagonist accepts the call.This motivation spilled over into new avenues, and led me to walk through the doors of opportunity when I spotted them.At the time, I tended to write small essays as Facebook statuses. I’d post about what I was reading, insights I gained, and encouraging words I thought would help my friends.To this day, I don’t even remember what the guy looks like, but Ido remember my eye socket being the size of a tennis ball the next day.I tried going back to work but the florescent lighting irritated my eye and gave me severe headaches. Although I was in physical pain, I felt to not be at the factory.