As I look back on my life, I realize that the one thing that has helped me fight back against unfavorable conditions has been, stories. An internal positive story, an expectation that things would work out, a belief that a better day was coming. This belief, or internal story, is an unshakable power that nothing can conquer.

As I thought about my story, I thought of the purpose of stories. Here’s my definition:

For the purpose of letters are words, the purpose of words are stories, and the purpose of stories are to refine the soul.

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The purpose of The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Tax is to bring value to entrepreneurs in the areas of their business and life that aren’t taxes, but are “taxing” if handled without the proper planning, advising, and education needed to build a successful enterprise.

The purpose of RealTalk is to document the ideas, thoughts, trials, tribulations, and breakthroughs of inspiring people while also providing a roadmap to others that are looking for strategies to improve their life.

The purpose of The Athlete’s Journey is to help current and former athletes access the mindset, methodologies, and mentorship to help them transition into a successful life after their sports career ends so they can continue winning championships.

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