Unlock Your Untapped Potential | Joe Roberts

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I grew up in this really normal beautiful middle-class family. My father was 35 years old. He was the breadwinner of the family. My mom was a homemaker that was the role in the 1970s. She stayed at home raised the kids. I don’t know if you can relate with this, but my dad was my hero. Not everybody has that kind of dad, but my dad was my hero.

He was a hockey coach, he was a baseball coach, he was the kind of man you wanted to be your best for. And I felt in his shadow I could do or be anything and I felt loved and accepted in. In August 1975, I remember the night the priest from the local parish came and knocked on our door. And I remember because I remember the sound that my mom made and it still haunts me to this day. It was a shriek, a horror because all of a sudden our world completely turned inside out literally in one day.

What happened within a year is mum remarried and the man that she hooked up with was a violent, abusive, alcoholic and so I went from a message of you are loved and you can do and be anything to you’re stupid, you’re dumb, you’ll never mount anything. And I was eight. I honestly I didn’t know how to process that I begin to believe of who I was and how I fit into the world.

Shortly after my ninth birthday, an opportunity presented itself. To do drugs for the first time, by the time I was 15 years old. I was non-compliant at home. I grew an extra two feet not so good for my stepfather. There was a lot of tension between him and I and he paid the bills so I had to go. For me it was jumping out of the pot and straight into the fire. Fifteen years old, I was on my own. Just try and get through another sunset. (Please watch entire video to find out the rest of his story)

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  1. My opinion is that He ang out of the can, he could pass all the challenges ranging from his mother who left his father And remarried remains He still Want to be with her mother even though She lived with her stepfather.He tried to get up again and strive without the help of anyone and finally he can realize all his dreams

  2. I was touched when I saw her story, when faced with problems with her family, and tried to rise from those problems, she tried to succeed in her own way and that decision despite having a great risk.

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