I was a world class sprinter. I was Superman. My value was wrapped up in seconds on a timer, victory being my only goal. Everything I knew and loved was on the track.
But at the age of 24, I hit rock bottom. I injured my quad muscle and my running career was wrecked. On top of that, I was dropped by my coach and dumped by my college girlfriend. Depression set in, and I ended up moving home to Virginia back into my momma’s house. In the blink of an eye, I went from knowing my whole future to desperately trying to understand life. I was once the 6th fastest man in the world and suddenly I was unable to stand on my own two feet. I was defeated.
While sitting at the bottom of the steps at my mom’s house, she spoke 11 words to me that would put a spark back into my life. “Charles, what do you need me to do to fix this?” I thought about it for a moment, then I realized that no one can repair my life for me. I found that no one is responsible for my success and no one is to blame for my failures but me. From that moment forward, I began examining the foundation of success and what I needed to do pick myself up again.
Turning Point: It was one word that gripped me like a finger on the trigger: "THRIVE." I decided that I would build my life on this word. To me, thriving became more important than surviving. It was all about pushing to the next level and that's when I began to look at my failures differently and see the big picture.
Now, I consult and speak to people who want to conquer more in life. Everyone who seeks personal success, including Fortune 500 companies, look to me as an expert in growth mindset, culture, leadership, and sales.
You too can be free from your darkest days and bask in the light. You can be relinquished from pain and live with purpose. You can crush failure and discover your inner champion. You aren’t meant to be stuck in the rubble! Our setbacks are designed for our greatest comeback. Everything you do should be based on THRIVING, because in reality, you can always be better. There is constantly a next level in you. THE RACE IS NOT OVER."
I found that my value isn't wrapped up in seconds on a timer, but in the seconds I spend thriving through the finite moments of life. The world didn’t need me to be a runner, it needed me to be here, in front of you. Imagine a life where you live on the mountaintop, hands in the air, taking in the view and breathing in the freshness of life. That is where you deserve to be. Right now, you’re SURVIVING, but I want to show you how life can be THRIVING.
Partial Speaking Topics Centered Around:
-- Become an empowered and passionate dreamer
-- Be inspired and rejuvenated
-- Develop strong beliefs through Success Conscious habits
-- Learn how to draft a winning team
-- Activate your life of purpose
-- The culture of great leadership
-- How to build a team around your vision
-- Filtering out the curious from the serious
-- Faith or fear
-- Cash in to win