CHOOSE to Be Happy, CHOOSE to Be Healthy, CHOOSE to Be Wealthy
I was once told that I was the worst kid to ever set foot in my high school. I was the one no one expected to succeed. I had a troubled childhood, complete with fighting, suspensions and gang affiliations.
I was constantly exposed to a negative narrative and I bought into it.
It wasn’t until I was exposed to new perspectives and opportunities that this narrative changed for me. I was exposed to wealthy black role models and they become my mentors. They played a large role in my growth and view of the world, but it still took some time before I completely changed. Their influence played a pivotal role in my development.
I HAD TO CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THEIR ADVICE!
The other drastic change in my life was the death of my first wife. I was raising our children on my own. Because of my experience, I knew that kids learn more from what they see than what they hear. I had to be the change I wanted them to value. I DECIDED to turn my life around so I could be a person my kids could look up to.
9-5 jobs weren’t for me. The pay didn’t match my value and hard work. I envied the control and freedom of entrepreneurs. I loved the fact that the harder and the smarter they worked, the more good entrepreneurs created.
REAL ESTATE WAS A NO BRAINER. I WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTIAL REMODELING WAS THE STARTING POINT.
The love of my community, my background and desire to see cultural change, prompted me to start a company that focuses on not only profits, but social responsibility as well. Transforming lives is an integral part of the TLW business model. The TLW Group INC values creating jobs and opportunities for those whom others have left behind without hope. I know that given the right opportunity and the right mentorship, success is inevitable. When I reach out to mentor young men, I want to go beyond giving them hope, I want to give them a job.
Through my real estate investment and urban renewal efforts, community action, public speaking and series of books, I’m focusing on my goal to Transform Lives Worldwide.