The Stories Of Entrepreneurs
Dreams are real. They are the movies that play free of charge in our sleep and even while were awake. Some people grab hold of their dreams while others are too afraid to believe in them. Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!
When people fail to do something, they always have an excuse. However, if analyzed closely an excuse is a self-destructive alibi for having failed to do something, especially when it involves attaining a goal. Instead of trying to persevere in finding ways to achieving goals, some resort to excuses.
You will never be a successful entrepreneur if you let people hold you down. Or if you think the little guys didn’t stand a chance. Anyone can start a business. It’s not just for the guy with the Harvard MBA. If you have the passion and dedication you can start your own business too.
We think of entrepreneurs as national assets to be cultivated, motivated and remunerated to the greatest possible extent. Entrepreneurs can change the way we live and work.
If successful, their innovations may improve our standard of living. In short, in addition to creating wealth from their ventures, they also create jobs and the conditions for a prosperous society.
Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. People exposed to entrepreneurship frequently express that they have more opportunity to exercise creative freedoms, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives.
As a result, many experienced business people political leaders, economists, and educators believe that fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture will maximize individual and collective economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale.
It is with this in mind that NATLUXMAG was founded to help inspire would be entrepreneurs, to develop the insight needed to discover and create entrepreneurial opportunities and to keep pushing, fighting and clawing to succeed in an entrepreneurial economy.
STAND with Rocky
By Ron Johnson 02/01/20: When your very young as a kid you don’t know what you can’t do. You have no fear because you have yet to experience it at that age. As we grow up, some are conditioned to believe they cannot overcome some things, so they never try to.”
I met Rocky when I came back to visit Arizona not long ago. He was polite and helpful when he offered to give me a hand with a few items I purchased. As the conversation ensued, I’d come to believe that Rocky was a Miracles from Heaven which is why I wanted to share his story.
Rocky Stone was born in San Diego California at Balboa naval hospital and
due to his father's exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam he weighed 10 lbs. and had an enlarged heart at birth.
At 19 months old doctors discovered an orange sized medulloblastoma brain tumor underneath the cerebellum part of his brain. The back of his skull was removed to perform brain surgery in which afterword’s he was given less than a year to live. It was said he would be severely retarded a vegetable even bedridden and unable to move his eyes.
To the amazement of doctors within a few hours of brain surgery he was playing on the ground. The astonishment did not last long because unfortunately the doctors couldn't remove the entire tumor without killing him. Instead they stunted the growth with 7500 RADS radiation to the back of his head and base of his spine causing basal cell carcinoma the most common form of skin cancer.
During the course of Rocky’s life, he wasn't always so lucky. He felt as though he has been a guinea pig for various Cancer drugs that have come down the pike. During his teens he was put on a drug called “Tegison” which led to a toenail infection in 6 of his 10 toes which resulted in the toenails being amputated which weirdly enough grew back. Later he was then put on “Accutane” an acne drug which to severe cracking and dryness lips.
Due to all the countless surgeries over the years Rocky has been put under so many times that he developed an immunity and now had to have surgery through a procedure called twilight, in which he remained awake and alert during surgery but feel no pain. To date he is the longest known survivor of this particular brain tumor and having just turned 40 on December 12th of 2019 all totaled Rocky has undergone 92 surgeries.
Having gone through some tumultuous times Rocky decided to become an inspirational speaker and health and wellness coach. He also created STAND which is an acronym for “show them all know defeat.”
Everyone has a story and one never truly knows what some people may be going through. It means a great deal to Rocky to give others hope therefore he wanted to share his story to let others who he was told by doctors you shouldn't be here yet here he is a walking miracle.
Rocky is far from where he physically wants to be. The one thing he want others to know is that no matter what was thrown in his path he never gave up and if he can beat the odds so can you.
This is a prime example that no matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can is the most important step in actually achieving it. STAND with Rocky.