Not all stories we read in books are fictional; some are also inspired by real-life journeys of true heroes. While people across the world love to play the victim and blame their circumstances for where they are, only a few goes against the tide and become examples. Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author, life coach, and philanthropist Burrel Lee Wilks is living proof of how one can groom themself to live the life of their dreams. Every person is gifted with some talent that they need to discover to find their life’s purpose. Wilks discovered this at the age of 16 and is now setting the example for others to follow his path.
Wilks was born in 1967. His father was a sanitation worker and drug dealer. Growing up in the West Side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Wilks became a part of a gang. Before Wilks turned 16, his father introduced him to drugs and used him to keep track of his drug dealing. In his early teens, Wilks earned his living working as a gang member, pimp, drug dealer, and hustler. The terrible outcomes most of his peers experienced changed his perception of life. He decided to live clean for a happy and secured future.
After years of hard work, Wilks managed to change his life for good. From living on the streets, he gradually climbed the ladder of success to the executive suites. Today, Wilks is a serial entrepreneur who is the owner, co-founder, and president of Burrel Streetwise, Inc., and a partner of Diamond Developments, Inc., a property management company. Recently, Wilks co-founded the Mayweather Boxing and Fitness Franchise Company. He is currently the vice-chairman of the company that in 2019 became the fastest-growing fitness franchise chain in the world. Earlier, Wilks had owned several other businesses like a grocery store, a furniture store, a concert promotion agency, gas stations, jewelry stores, and car dealerships.
Wilks is the creator behind the "Strategies for Millionaire Magnetism" program, helping people venture into business more confidently. He is also associated with the philanthropic organization Ready-Set-Work, providing for the welfare of underprivileged children. Even at the peak of his success, he never forgot his roots. He became an author to share his real-life experiences with people through books. This way, he motivates people to transform their lives through hard work and persistence.
He is also a fitness enthusiast, and his recent initiative, Mayweather Fitness, is also inspiring. Wilks believes that good health is a basic human right, irrespective of your social and economic status. Mayweather Fitness is a humble endeavor to bring state-of-the-art fitness facilities to people of all communities across the world.
Burrel Lee Wilks has been able to change his life from being stuck to unstoppable. He now wants his story to reach people, so they become motivated to achieve the best. He wants to write more books in the coming years to share his experiences with the world. He also aspires to make Mayweather Fitness a positive initiative to transform the way most people perceive their health.
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