Second Hand Success

Interviews

Everyday Success – National Weightlifting Champion, D’Angelo Osorio

Everyday Success – National Weightlifting Champion, D’Angelo Osorio

“Weightlifting has taught me a lot in life and has turned me into the person I am today.” – D’Angelo Osorio

I started weightlifting because I saw a group of guys in my old gym throwing weights over their heads and I thought it looked cool. After watching a view YouTube videos on the classic lifts, I was hooked.

At first, there was a linear progression with my lifts. Each week, I would get stronger and stronger.

I even remember calculating that at the rate that I was currently progressing, I could “in-theory” be a world-class lifter in a few years – LOL!

I was very wrong. I suck at weightlifting. I am not competitively strong by any standards, and my technique always needs work. As a hobby, it’s challenging, grueling, and unforgiving. But that’s why I like it.

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Everyday Success – An 11-month ‘Mini Retirement’

Everyday Success – An 11-month ‘Mini Retirement’

The everyday success series is all about finding success from people doing their everyday things. However, in this interview, I wanted to highlight a different form of success. Related: Everyday Success with Matt from Distilled Dollar

Being in your mid 20s with a good paying job with a great work-life balance sounds like the dream for some people. However, that wasn’t the case for my friend, Derek. He wanted more.

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Everyday Success with Matt from Distilled Dollar

Everyday Success with Matt from Distilled Dollar

I read a lots of personal development blogs, personal finance blogs, and leadership blogs. One consistent theme among the three aforementioned categories is the praise of the uber-successful.

Rightfully so, as these people are the CEO’s, leaders, and most influential people of our time. It’s important to learn from these people. Obviously they’re doing some things right.

However, I think it’s equally important to look for success from those closest to us. Personally, it’s more inspirational to see a friend, acquaintance, or peer attain success. It creates this feeling that success is more attainable for me.

I think to myself – “If they can do it, so can I!”

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