I come from an extremely, shall we say, humble background. My dad wasn’t around, and I was simply a burden to a mom who wasn’t equipped to raise a child. That kind of environment puts a really bad program into a kid’s head, and that’s a tough program to delete.
One day I’ll never forget, my grandmother plucked me out of my dismal surroundings and gave me a brief glimpse of a different world - a world where people honored their unique gifts, built each other up, and expected great things from themselves and others. That one day gave me hope, a sense that there were others out there who had the drive to be great achievers, and that I could achieve great things too.