Meet Joey from Laguna Beach, CA.
The one word that best describes Joey's life today is "Inspirational." He chose this word because he loves to inspire and be inspired.
If Joey could change one thing in the world, he would "Change the mindset of people so they are able to see where they are doesn't mean they need to stay where they're at." The way he would go about making this change is to broaden people's perspective through mentoring and creating dialog.
One year from today, Joey would like to have graduated from Full Sail College and be working in the music business in L.A. and start a non profit.
If Joey's life were a movie, it would be about overcoming a life of abuse through mentors like Eric Thomas and others who have helped him to see his life for what it could be and meant to be. The title of his movie would be called "Beginning Life At A Dead End."
I met Joey at one of the coolest cafe's in Laguna Beach, The Koffee Klatch. Joey is the General Manager and a full time student who is pursuing a career in the music industry.
Joey was taking a break from his homework with his tutor and friend Q, whom I met and interviewed back on Day 212 of 365. We had a brief conversation before they went outside to breathe the fresh air and when Joey came back, he was fully engaged in our conversation and had an amazing story to tell!
I was most impressed by Joey's ability to connect our conversation with meaningful and thoughtful insights about life's most difficult issues. He is highly intelligent and extremely perceptive of his world and the world around him.
Music played a big part in his life growing up as an abused child. He remembers listening to the lyrics of these songs that understood what he was going through. The connection he felt to music is what helped him get through those difficult years and he wants to help others as they are facing challenges in their lives.
Eric Thomas has been a huge influence in his life and he is thankful for his mentorship and the example he is living. Napolean Hill has influenced Joey through many of his books and principles that helped make him the successful man who pioneered the personal success movement.
Joey shared with me that he feels compelled to work hard to fulfill his passion and purpose in life. He sleeps only a couple hours a day but doesn't complain or want people to feel sorry for him. His motivation and drive are piercing and intense!
I am confident Joey will achieve all that he sets out to accomplish as he works towards fulfilling his goals and dreams. Thanks Joey for sharing your amazing story with our community.