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DRIVEN

Tenacity, perseverance and Drive. These words are synonymous with those of us that are Driven! Many of us have something that drives us whether it be financial goals, family goals, our God given purpose,or just reaching one's potential. We all have something that makes us want to get out of the bed everyday and own it! If you do not currently have something that is driving you or if you do not have goals that you are working towards I challenge you to ask yourself Why? If you have reached your goals then that doesn't pertain to you. But if you are not satisfied with where you are and what you have accomplished thus far. Then join in with me and lets get to work! I hope the following excerpt you are about to read serves you well as a reminder of God's power and I hope this motivates you to pursue your goals and your dreams and to defeat whatever is holding you back. Thank you for taking the time to read this, God bless you and have a wonderful day!

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My Story

Ever since I could remember I have always dreamt of a life filled with success, prosperity, nice things, etc etc. I remember being a young boy and my mom giving books to read such as "Bud not buddy" and my favorite "Realionaire". The latter ignited a fire that has not yet been quenched and to be honest I don't think it ever will.

         So like I was saying I have always had big dreams and goals It always fascinated me how people like Warren Buffet, Trump, Gates, Musk,etc,etc have the same 24 hours as everyone else, came in the world like everyone else, but live like know one else. I have not figured it all the way out yet but I have figured out a piece of the puzzle. The piece I have figured out is called drive. I believe that drive is that thing in all of us that keeps us from not folding and not giving up. That thing that keeps on going inside of you no matter what happens to you, that force that is outside constantly pushing you to the finish line. I can not explain it but is works.Let me share my own personal experience with this thing called Drive.In the month of November of 2018 My life was completely changed forever. I remember it like it was yesterday I was 23 years old and it was my 3rd month ever selling cars. I was having a great month and had taken some days off because I felt a "little" unwell. If only I knew what I was in for. Anyway unbenounced to me , my body was in the midst of shutting down and I was about to redeem a one way ticket to heaven. My first memory of things was waking up on Dec 2 of 2018 with a catheter going down my leg , a feeding tube up my nose and a ventilator hose down my throat. In my head I thought it was still November and I thought I was going to finish the month off strong. 

   I was the only one that wasn't aware of what was going on. A few days later I woke up a bit more from the coma. I quickly realized that I wasn't at home and that I was actually hanging out at a hospital on life support. (Insert surprised face) So then my doctors and my family break the news to me, Julius you are in the hospital because you had a stroke!  You can't be talking about me right? I'm 23 years old! They then filled me in on some of the details. like How I apparently have Diabetes now and how my blood sugar was 1342, My organs were failing, I was in a Coma, I had a pulmonary embolism, and to top it all off I had two strokes. Talk about feeling a "little" unwell. "I remember thinking yeah that's cool and all but when do I get to go back to selling cars"?  I don't think I knew the gravity of the situation. Long story short ,I spent the next 7 weeks in the hospital learning how to eat, drink, think walk and talk. I was in bad shape guys. Fast forward and I finally get to go home. I now have a brace a walker and these funny shoes "biscuits". Oh and now I have to inject myself with medicine and I was terrified of needles. Well that's okay but when do I get to sell cars again? I was thinking I could use my walker and scoot around the dealership right?  Wrong! The next 5-6 months were filled with INTENSE rehabilitation  5 days a week from 8 am-4pm. It was so intense that I learned how to walk talk and function. Sure I walked a little a funny but No more walkers, No more funny shoes No cane , No wheelchairs , Just me and my two feet. Two weeks after rehab ended Everyone finally saw what I saw the whole time. Julius is ready to go back to work! That was such a great feeling for me. I felt like I could finally get back to reaching my goals. I had a little 7 month "hiccup" and was ready to "get back to it".

           Fast forward just 3 years forward  and I not only get to sell cars again but I get to be surrounded by cars that I could of only dreamed about. You can check my social media for examples. Throughout this whole ordeal which has not been straightforward to say the least. I think I have finally found the driving force behind me, the flame inside of me, that voice that tells me not to give up.  His name is God and he is nowhere near finished with me. Thank  you for taking the time to read this I hope you feel inspired and motivated! I want to thank all of my Clients (family) for Driving with Julius! 

 

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4