I’m just a normal guy from Missouri who started out selling baseball cards and light bulbs door to door to get a new bike...so living the life I do and experiencing the things I’m so fortunate to experience is surreal to say the least.
Today I walked through one of our companies, 1st Phorm, new 188k sqft World Headquarters.
Fucking “World Headquarters”.
Lots of thoughts today for sure.
Most of which are "How the fuck did I get here" I still feel like a stupid 19 year old kid with huge dreams. The kid that got laughed at by people when he opened his "little vitamin shop" with his best friend.
Along the way I’ve had a lot of help.
Every time I needed some fuel for the fire..I got heaping doses of it.
There are a lot of people I could never repay for the influence they've had on my life.
I’m sure you think I’m talking about the role models, my parents, mentors etc.
And while I certainly am indebted to, appreciate and LOVE all the positive influences and ride or die brothers & sisters who have stuck with us over the years.
I’m not talking about them at this moment.
I can never repay those that made/make my journey harder.
I’m talking about those who tried to stand in the way.
I’m talking about those who told me no.
I’m talking about those who didn’t/don’t believe.
I’m talking about all those who laugh/laughed.
I’m talking about all those told me to be realistic.
I’m talking about all those who told me to get a real job.
I’m talking about those who told me I was fucking crazy.
Thank you for teaching me strength.
Thank you for teaching me self-control.
Thank you for teaching me patience.
Thank you for teaching me self-belief.
Thank you for teaching me that all of your chirping, words & shit talk can’t affect me unless I let it.
Most of all THANK YOU for making everything so much harder and keeping my fire stoked!
Please keep betting against me.
If it weren't for you...I’d be just like you.