My Climb to the Top to Prison and Back Again


At 20 years old, I suffered a terrible accident on the golf course. A golf cart crushed my leg. Not only were my best athletic days behind me, I nearly lost my leg as well. I could have given up, but I didn’t. Instead, I turned my attention in a different direction – real estate. I made the conscious decision to remain positive. No one was going to tell me I wouldn’t walk again.  Matter of fact I went on to run the New York Marathon years later.

Life is full of events that alter our path. We can’t change that, but we can choose how we react to them. A golf cart may have altered my path in life, but it didn’t change my attitude and I used that accident to propel me into the next phase of my life. That’s completely in my control. Two key differences between successful people and unsuccessful people are attitude and determination.

Errors in Judgement

When I entered the real estate world, I had no prior experience. I had to start from the beginning. Changing your life focus can be intimidating and I had my share of doubts along the way. Looking back on it now it’s clear to me that my lack of background in business was costly. That lack of a strong professional foundation led to errors in judgement along the way.  My focus was not balanced and my foundation was sandy

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