Perspective Creates Patience
Episode 161: #DroppingBombs with The Real Brad Lea (TRBL)
There’s more to life than success.
We all know that, when you’re on your deathbed, work isn’t going to be there by your side. So, what would you do if you only had one year left to live?
Yahya Bakkar started as a speaker in the education market.
With $50,000 of debt, no degree, and no job, Yahya stayed with a friend and realized he needed to go all in.
With only 47 bucks in my bank account, Yahya found two programs online.
The only problem? The two programs combined cost $9,000.
Yahya realized that his success didn’t have to be determined by how much money he started off with, but whether or not he was resourceful enough to figure out a way.
He started by cold calling everyone he knew.
Asking for help from family and friends helped him gather about $4,000 in total. For the rest, Yahya got two jobs — one as a waiter and one as a chiropractor’s assistant.
He took everything he earned and reinvested it into those two programs.
For the next eight years, his career skyrocketed. Yahya was on a winning streak.
Yahya realized living life on his own terms was an option.
While it started out rough, Yahya is glad that he stuck to his guns and followed his heart.
Yahya wanted to build the family he never had growing up.
Yahya wanted to find a way to do business without sacrificing the things that gave his life the most joy and meaning: family, friends, fitness, and health.
How would he live differently if he only had 365 days left?
Yahya learned the value of wearing his heart on his sleeve…
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About Yahya Bakkar
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Yahya Bakkar is a motivational speaker, success coach and health educator who has spoken at Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, TedX and various nationally recognized conferences and organizations. He’s the author of Beyond Motivation: Why Teens Seem Disconnected and What You Can Do About It and The Ultimate Guide to Teen Life. Like what you heard from today’s guest? Help Yahya Bakkar reach his online engagement goal by following him here!