Bad decisions are one choice away.
Wrong choices lead to consequences. It can go south quickly.
Today’s youth are bombarded with bad decisions competing for their attention. They’re facing real struggle, real choices, and real consequences. They’re also not talking about it.
What they need?
Is someone they can relate to.
Someone they can look up to.
Someone that grabs attention.
Someone with a real story of turning pain into purpose.
As a top defensive lineman and Division I athlete, I thought football was my purpose. I loved it so much that my dream became an NFL career. When I fell short of that dream, I turned to alcohol. I struggled with addiction and depression.
My choices brought serious consequences. The result? Years full of struggle and pain.
Ten years passed, and I hit the breaking point. I had another choice to make. I could either stay down, stuck, and struggling… or I could fight back. I could crawl up and out into my purpose. I could find out who I really was.
I turned my pain into my purpose.
My life turned around.
And now I get to help others avoid the mistakes I made.
Through speaking to thousands of youth around the country, I educate about the decisions we make and their impact on the future. Using my story, I get to inspire and empower them to take a different road. Their focus becomes their dreams — and the things they can do NOW to secure a life of purpose, instead of pain.
Young people face endless choices. Let’s help them make the right ones.