American born millionaires have known to be mainly wealth inherited – yet the advent of the Web changed it all.
It was only thanks to the Internet that a man like motivational coach Gerard Adams was able to actually convert his passion. This right here – a passion for business and news writing that has initially brought him an amazing 50 million dollars. What’s next? How about a dozen high stake businesses he owns and a world renowned motivational speeches gig? But how exactly did Gerard get there?
Humble beginnings were the scene in his own words:
“My background wasn’t one that seemed slated for outrageous success. I started from the bottom, and made it my mission to get to the top, doing what I was passionate about, and giving a voice to my generation. At first, I failed! Big time. But I kept going, co-founding a well-loved news platform called EliteDaily.com. I hustled, kept my mind focused, and hustled some more until my publication EliteDaily.com had a readership of over 80 million visitors per month. In 2015, we sold the platform to a multi-billion global corporation for $50,000,000, and my hard work had paid off.”
So how do you make a jump 50 million dollars big from there? Here Gerard tells us of all the hard work and what had motivated him to his first success – including meeting a mentor in another motivational speaker Tony Robbins:
“I became a self-made multi-millionaire at 24, but not without overcoming obstacles, fear, and self-doubt. I left college early, after a semester to be exact, to pave my own path. I was told I might not make it, and that I was on my own. Still, I had this drive to keep learning and keep pushing forward no matter the odds. I knew the path that I was choosing was risky, nontraditional, but I’ve always been one to aim for living a life outside of the ordinary.” […] “A defining moment for me was when I spent time with Tony Robbins, a renowned speaker, entrepreneur, and mentor who has had a world-wide impact. Tony says, “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.” This statement has become a driving force for me. A materially rich life without purpose and fulfillment is an empty dream. I knew my work wasn’t done.”
That success was followed by a much bigger one – him finding his passion.
“As a thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and philanthropist, my purpose is simple: to inspire other Millennials to leverage their passions to create the successful lifestyles they dream of. I know many Millennials have the desire to break out of what they’ve been told to do in favor of boldly choosing what they know they’re meant to do. I know this story well, because I’ve lived it.”
Turns out passion is a pretty strong fuel to be successful. So much so in fact that his motivationalspeaking efforts have landed him a ‘Millennial Speaker’ nickname as he doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.