Breakaway Wealth: Episode 3 – Sometimes life can pull the rug out from under us and break us. It takes courage, determination and the right mindset to rebuild. What was the journey our guest took after being severely injured and financially broken? How did he mentally, physically and financially get back on his feet? What made him decide to become his own bank?
On this episode, Javier Heredia shares his inspiring story and the lessons he learned.
“When I came out of the coma, I remember saying ‘What am I supposed to learn from this?’ instead of being the victim.” -Javier Heredia
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Three Things We Learned from this Episode
- Adversity can create large setbacks, but also powerful opportunities for learning and growth
Javier’s life was completely changed when he and his girlfriend were struck by a garbage truck. His girlfriend died and he sustained several life-threatening injuries. He was so severely injured, his last rites were read to him in the hospital. His accident also crippled him and his parents financially. Javier moved forward from this tragedy with an openness to learn and grow, bringing him to where he is today.
- Have a mindset of abundance, rather than one of scarcity
One of the things that helped Javier through his physical, emotional and financial recovery was choosing not to have a victim mentality. Instead of being the victim and blaming everyone for what happened, he switched his mindset to “what am I supposed to be learning from this”. This immediately took him into an abundance mindset.
- When it comes to banking, we shouldn’t be afraid to breakaway from the system
When you go from the conventional system of having your money managed by someone else to being your own banker, expect to be the black sheep. The important thing is having certainty in what you’re doing. As Nelson Nash said, “the majority has never been right about anything.”
Adversity can seem to completely derail our lives, but there is a way to come back from it. We can either adopt a scarcity mindset and let challenges make us feel like victims, or we can focus on growth, learning and abundance. For Javier, abundance is what started the process of healing and building wealth. He was able to become a better steward of his money, and change the financial trajectory of his family. Ultimately, if you want something more, and you have a bigger vision, all you have to do is make the switch.
Javier Heredia is a mentor, coach, and “activational speaker” who uses his ‘Tragedy-to-Triumph’ experience to help people attain purpose-driven prosperity through motivation, inspiration, accountability & ACTION. In 2006, Javier and his girlfriend were both struck by a garbage truck while touring the streets of NYC at Christmas time. She was killed instantly & Javier was read his last rights, on life support in a coma for a month with a fractured jaw, leg, back, hip, & spine, a collapsed lung, and a traumatic brain injury.
He has overcome severe adversity and attained more prosperity than ever before, regaining his health, commercial flight certification, and financial footing by applying the same principles he uses to motivate others to ACTION. Connect with Javier at https://www.linkedin.com/in/meetjavierheredia