Although things may seem bleak at the moment, we can take refuge in acknowledging the strength that comes from our immigrant roots.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are dying, unemployment rates have skyrocketed, and the Asian community has been used as a scapegoat for anger and hatred. The reality is, everyone is experiencing this crisis, needless to say in different intensities, however, it is completely and utterly out of our control. And that right there, is what feels so universally uncomfortable.
A heartbroken middle-aged Japanese man decided to rebuild his life by turning into bodybuilding after his wife left him several years ago.
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Hwang Chul-soon is a South Korean bodybuilder who’s been called the “Asian Arnold Schwarzenegger” and “Korean Hulk” — all for obvious reasons.
He’s won a number of bodybuilding and fitness competitions all over America, placing first in the 2014 Musclemania Universe and the 2012 Musclemania World Championship.
Darren Tay, a 27-year-old Singaporean lawyer, emerged as Toastmasters International’s World Champion of Public Speaking for 2016, beating nine other orators at the event held in Washington, DC on Saturday.
Tay is the first to win the title from his country, and the second representative to make it to the finals following last year’s Manoj Vasudevan who bagged third place.
Thomas Gorny is a serial entrepreneur who currently runs three successful companies earning millions of dollars in combined revenue. His accomplishments and recognitions have made him one of the most admired CEOs in Silicon Valley.
The 40-year-old tech visionary’s road to the success, however, was a bumpy one.
Brian Scudamore, 02E Brands’ CEO and founder, has been taking his Fridays off for the past five years and claims that it has dramatically helped both his personal life and business career.
While reporting that he enjoys life more, Scudamore also believes taking Fridays off has helped his business expand to 175 locations worldwide and racking over $250 million in sales.
Six years ago, Alex Noriega was struggling at work and wanted to figure out what he was doing wrong. So he started a blog called Stuff No One Told Me (SNOTM).
“I wanted to put on paper all that I had learned in life as simple as possible and try to see if what was happening around me made any sense,” he said.
An act of kindness toward a homeless man by two high school students years ago has been paid forward in spades to future students.
It was three years when Ryan Kodat and Luke Arnold, seniors at Dwight Township High School in Dwight, Illinois, saw a homeless man walking through a blizzard with no jacket. They gave the man clothes and also money to buy a train ticket to visit his father, who lived in a Springfield nursing home, reported Morris Herald-News.
A Utah waiter is crediting karma for a serendipitously generous tip that followed only a few days after his earlier act of kindness.
Deric Wortham shared his story in a March 6 post on his Facebook account that has since gone viral. The post includes a photo of a receipt from a table he served at Cliffside Restaurant, the establishment he works at, that totals $100 — a $49.92 bill along with a $50.08 tip.
Oprah Winfrey is perhaps one of the biggest media moguls of our generation. Her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is the highest-rated program of its kind in history and she’s been dubbed as the “Queen of all media.” But it didn’t start out like that for her.
Born in poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother, Winfrey suffered a ton of hardships growing up.
Many successful people today will tell you they’ve exhibited signs of an entrepreneurial mindset at a young age. When angel investor Gary Vaynerchuk was young, he would rip flowers out of his neighbor’s yard and then promptly try to sell it back to them. When Mark Cuban was 12, he went door-to-door selling garbage bags to pay for a pair of expensive basketball shoes.
Comedian David Hughes recently posted on Instagram a photo of a teenager offering a unique service that might actually be a great idea. Needless to say, it’s probably safe to say that this kid has a bright future.