“I was raised in a neighborhood that was not necessarily a great environment for success. Crime was high and everyone was poor. I was a great reader and grade school, as a matter of fact, I made up a very small percentage of those students who could read. .
It did not help, though, because I lived in an area that did not necessarily foster reading, let alone success. My parents had 3 businesses which ran out of our 1-bedroom apartment. We still had to scrape by. I was not really taught the power of the mind, and how the subconscious is the tape recorder of my circumstances. .
When my parents divorced, I lived with my father, who collected food stamps, and though my mom was paying child support, my dad would use it to fund his frivolties (fancy shoes, suits, watches and trips overseas). He was wealthy looking on the outside, but impoverished in the inside. While that was going on, at the age of 12, I was roaming crime riddled streets until 3am. I was slowly involving myself with trouble, and I knew that I was either going to be in a gang, in jail or dead. I was fortunate to move out of that area, but still kept the impoverished mentality that I learned from both of my parents. .
I knew I needed work. I got into meditation and found some spiritual people who taught me about affirmations and visualization. Then I picked up this book and it changed my life, and set the new trajectory of wealth attainment.” - Tony Moze, @tony_moze
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