Lee Sweeten – “The sky is no longer my limit. My potential is completely out of the world”

Imagine finding yourself and learning who you really are at 45. After a tough failure on a project at his job, Lee Sweeten went to a psychologist to find out that he has ADHD Type 1, dyslexia, and other executive function disorders. Lee’s story, rather than being about success in a specific career or passion,Continue reading Lee Sweeten – “The sky is no longer my limit. My potential is completely out of the world”

You are your best competition

There are times that we all feel that we are not living up to “expectations” or that aren’t doing enough. A feeling we have where we tell ourselves that we don’t deserve what we have or that we need to do much more to be “accomplished”. It’s a feeling that I have pretty often, likeContinue reading “You are your best competition”

What is success?

For Stories Behind Success, I write many posts about people who are “successful” but I have never defined what success really means, or what I look for when I find someone I want to interview for their “success story”. Through elementary school and middle school, I thought success meant being able to afford a mansion,Continue reading “What is success?”

Kewanta Brooks: “The journey is a long, winding road and never a straight path”

Kewanta Brooks, CEO and founder of EliteKids TV, is the epitome of someone who continues to make a change in societal norms by leading a life filled with purpose and meaning. Growing up, the typical stressed life path was always having good school grades, getting a job, earning money, and in the end, retiring. WhenContinue reading “Kewanta Brooks: “The journey is a long, winding road and never a straight path””

Karthee Vidya: “Don’t make volunteering something occasional, make it a lifestyle”

So many people have an ambition to volunteer and make a difference in some aspect of the world, but only a few people actually step up to make that difference. Karthee Vidya, the founder of Team Everest NGO, is one of the few people who made it a point to do whatever it takes toContinue reading “Karthee Vidya: “Don’t make volunteering something occasional, make it a lifestyle””