979. Most Thought I Would Not Make It, But Guess What?
“Nigeria is such a closed culture place. Everyone knows what you are doing. When you tell people with excitement that you are going to apply for an American visa, and you come back and say you didn’t get it, everybody laughs. And when you do that 13 times … then people start saying, ‘He is never going to make it out.’ The whole process took a minimum of 5 years, but I kept going back. I was not giving up on my dreams. When I got it, I wanted to go to the radio station and just scream, ‘You told me I wasn’t going to make it, but guess what? I made it!’”
Maxwell Adekoje is a native of war-torn Nigeria. A survivor of numerous adversities and crises, he moved to the United States to get a better life. A 20-year veteran in the airline industry, he moved up the corporate ladder and became airport supervisor at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. He is the CEO and Founder of Higher is Calling. and is a motivational speaker, online marketing training coach, and author of three books. His current release “Just Eat The Worm: Six Strategies That Will Help You Earn More Money and Never Waste a Crisis” is an international best-seller.
On His Bookshelf
Just Eat The Worm: Six Great Strategies That Will Help You Earn More And Never Waste A Crisis, by Maxwell Adekoje
Higher Is Calling: How to Overcome Challenges and Achieve Your Dreams, by Maxwell Adekoje
Success Unlimited with Maxwell Adekoje, by Maxwell Adekoje
Connecting With Maxwell Adekoje
Website: www.higheriscalling.com and justeattheworm.teachable.com
Max Adekoje offers a free 30-minute consultation. You may reach him through several contact points on his website higheriscalling.com
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Topics: Determination, Making a Difference, Nigeria, Passion