People are often met with several tragedies in their lives before reaching the peak of greatness. However, some do not understand that hardships are a part of one’s journey to success. Because of this, they often give up at first sight of defeat, endlessly believing that a good life is only reserved for those who have had better beginnings. Proving this notion wrong, Carmelo Rodriguez shares his story of how he has managed to carve a success-enabling of his own amid adversities.
Carmelo Rodriguez is a highly acclaimed author, motivational speaker, and confidence coach who has been making waves across various industries. His diligent efforts to inspire others through his initiatives have earned praises from countless industry powerhouses and peers, cementing a reputable stance across the trade. By looking back to his roots and sharing his story with the world, Carmelo brings something new to the table, serving as a source of inspiration for those who have lost confidence and remain afraid.
Without a doubt, Carmelo is unlike any other motivational personality. He was a combat veteran who was mistakenly declared dead. Although this mistake often plagued thousands of veterans in the country, what came after was much worse.
“They failed to acknowledge the fact that I am still alive,” he said.
Because Carmelo was declared dead, his death certificate was confirmed, making him lose all the benefits he was supposed to receive as a veteran. In addition, his bank accounts were frozen, leading him to live a life in which he self-medicated and struggled to put food on the table. “Literally, I found myself in a nightmare that was personally worse than anything I had experienced in combat,” shared Carmelo.
Although this unfortunate event could have trampled an ordinary person, Carmelo Rodriguez continued to strive and even wrote a book about his life experiences. At the same time, he went on to finish a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate with several post-graduate certifications in risk management, conflict management, negotiations, and more.
“I didn’t come this far only to come this far,” said Carmelo.
Taking the reins of his newfound glory in life, Carmelo wasted no time turning his life around. As a matter of fact, he has written 15 books that talk about true stories designed to inspire readers in their quest for success. Through these initiatives, this power player seeks to stand as a source of motivation for those who remain lost in this dog-eat-dog world.
When asked how he overcame the challenges that met him along the way, Carmelo shared that his passion-driven spirit and persevering attitude kept him in place. “My secret is simple: I put in the work,” said the author. For this reason, he has successfully risen through the ranks despite the odds stacked against him.
As Carmelo Rodriguez continues to write books and inspire others, he hopes to become the light that hopefuls need when seeking guidance in their lives. In the coming years, he hopes to see more aspirants overcome obstacles and become the best versions of themselves.
His upcoming book, Smile Based on True Events, is set to release this October 31, 2022.