If you haven't read The Third Door yet - or listened to it's author, Alex Banayan, read it aloud on the Audible app - then we suggest you do it as soon as you can!
In the meantime... take a look at one of our favorite chapters featuring rapper, 'Pitbull' and the best Career Advice he's learned throughout his incredible life...
(photo: Instagram @alexbanayan @pitbull)
* Pitbull was born with “cocaine in his blood” – to an addicted mother.
* His father left them early on so he was raised by a single mother who used drug money to make ends meet.
* Pitbull had to switch high-schools 8 times.
* Drug dealing was all he saw growing up – so it was natural that he got caught up in it too.
* Because of that – Pitbull did not actually graduate high-school. An angry principal printed a diploma for him and told him to “leave campus and not come back”.
* He never did any cocaine himself because he saw how it affected his parents and he didn’t want that for his own life.
* Even as a child, Pitbull “loved looking for new challenges”.
* Pitbull: “I started to understand the opportunity I had if I really focused” “That’s number one (#1) in anything: Understanding the opportunity you have”.
* He wanted to be the biggest rapper in Miami – so he began by writing rhymes. “I just wrote rhymes, rhymes, rhymes, rhymes.”
* Pitbull: “No one’s going to envision your vision the way you envision your vision”.
* Pitbull: “…there’s nothing better than to be an intern in life”. (Always be willing and eager to LEARN!)
* He sought out new experts to collaborate with and learn from. (Don’t be afraid to ask for help from people who’ve gone before you).
* Pitbull: “I’m constantly studying the game”
* Once successful, Pitbull wanted to stand for something. He wanted to use his influence for GOOD so he built a state-of-the-art school – called SLAM in his old neighborhood. At seven stories high – it serves as a beacon of hope.
* Pitbull: “Always be an intern in life”. “Always be open to learning – even when you are at the top of your game”. “The moment you get comfortable being an ‘executive’ is the moment you begin to fail”.
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