Sometimes things go wrong in our lives and we need to overcome a huge challenge whatever it may be – an illness or injury, a business collapse or career roadblock, bad habits or simply waking up one day to find ourselves completely off track in our lives. The feelings of powerlessness that can come with not knowing how to respond to such uncertainties about our future might render any one of us incapable of looking beyond the worst-case scenario.
I am no stranger to uncertainty. I have been living with uncertainty from the moment I received my Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) Syndrome diagnosis at the age of 19. For a time, I allowed this diagnosis to get the best of me—finding comfort in bad company and habits and in the idea that there is no point in having a dream as I would not live long enough to make it a reality anyway. I did not know what I wanted to do in life, starting jobs and quitting soon after and putting up businesses and ending the moment things got difficult.
From being broken and disempowered, I was able to transform my life. I am now living my best life, but my quest for knowing how far I can go is far from over. Part of my mission is to inspire millions with my story and show them that even in their lowest of lows, they can dare to hope that the best is yet to come. I want to impart proven learnings and strategies that have helped me overcome unimaginable adversities, develop an unstoppable attitude, and build a life I love. Hence, the creation of my book Just Keep Going: a dream, a terminal illness, an extraordinary life.
Author of Just Keep Going
The Just Keep Going work is being completed in an enlightened state – it is a spiritual obligation. Having had way too many near-death experiences in my life – multiple cancer battles, brain operations and more – I made a number of noble pledges as I bargained for my life, and I have lived up to these pledges: 1) to live life as a self-empowered person 2) to employ thousands (I currently have employed over 8,000 people since 2008) and, more recently, 3) to inspire millions to live their best life.
I want to be worthy of all the second chances I have had – of just being alive; of my loving family – my amazing spouse and two fantastic sons; of running a business I enjoy; of having the courage to go after my dreams; of being a wealthy and financially free man and all that comes with it.
Regardless of my imperfections, vulnerabilities and fears, my feelings of not being good enough or smart enough, I am here. I am alive. I want to share my personal story in my upcoming book titled Just Keep Going: a dream, a terminal illness, an extraordinary life.
‘Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.’
~ John Wooden, NCAA basketball coach