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Taking my own Advice

The month of July is the start of a new beginning for me. On July 1st, I’m going to a Toastmasters meeting at California State University, San Bernardino. Toastmasters is a club for people who want to be excellent public speakers. They specialize in helping people bring their vison to life. I’m excited and nervous about joining this club, but I know this is what I have to do to reach my full potential.


The last three months I’ve been putting effort into the things I need to make my presentation successful. For instance, I’ve cleaned my computer for viruses, bought a lavalier microphone, speakers for my computer, different cables for my computer and clothes.


During these months I’ve also been putting finishing touches on my PowerPoint Presentation and what I want to say. I’ve got to the point where I feel I’ve done everything I could to make it perfect and now it’s time to do more than just market CalmandStrong online and present it to people.


One of my Uncle’s called me one day and told me that he knew somebody who was 19 years old and he had to get his leg amputated because of cancer. I told my uncle to give him my phone number if he wanted to talk, e-mail address and a link to my website.


When my uncle was talking to me about what happened, I realized that what I created with CalmandStrong is bigger than me. I have to be the voice for all the teenagers and young adults who went through similar adversities as me. I believe God but this vision in me so I could help others that have been through similar situations.


During the last month or so I’ve gained followers on Twitter that expressed interest in working with me in the future. They wanted to know more information about my next moves and wanted to see a video of my presentation. I want to say thanks to @Mike E. Winfield, @Javier McIntosh, @faceyourfreedom and two of my childhood friends.


Right now I’m excited and nervous, but I know deep in my heart this is what I want and have to do.

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