Today’s quote comes from Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”Stephen Covey
I recently listened to an episode of the podcast “School of Greatness” in which Lewis Howes interviewed Matt Higgins. Matt is currently the CEO of a private investment firm that is focused on growing sports and entertainment startups. He has also been featured as an investor on Shark Tank and has an inspiring story that made me think of this quote by Stephen Covey.
Matt grew up in a low-income household in Queens with only his mother to take care of him and his brothers. He decided by the age of 14 to drop out of high school, get his GED, go to college, and bring his family out of poverty. By sheer determination, grit, and hard work, he propelled himself to success – in other words, he didn’t let his circumstances dictate who he became. He overcame obstacles that many cannot overcome and is an example to all that WE choose who we become.
Matt now empowers and inspires entrepreneurs by investing in them. He has come full circle by making the right choices – the hard choices – and has influenced many to do the same.
So let’s take control; today, tomorrow, and forever, and never look back.
Check out The School of Greatness episode with Matt Higgins below – it’s a must if you’re an entrepreneur looking for solid advice and an inspiring story.