By showing up and engaging people around town, at networking events, the declaration you made to help local charities, nonprofits, and businesses puts you at the forefront. People want to meet with you and hear your story. Your deeds–the promises you’ve made to your community– are put forth for others to see that what you say you do, you do.
When actions speak louder than words, the deeds performed become notable. When your work helps others rise, that’s when sharing the good makes others want to do more, to do better for themselves and for others. That’s when a person becomes brave in deed.
Driven to Succeed
For someone like Ash Sobhe, whose family has moved many times all around the world over the years, who has been surrounded by family that demanded he do more to survive than most; a kid who earned straight A’s because school was his refuge; a teen who took apart his family’s computer more than once, broken it more often than not, and put it back together more times than his father can count, you might think coming to a new town is breeze–easy to do without a glitch. Well, you can be forgiven for thinking that.
Moving to a new town is never easy. New people and places, having to start all over again. No matter who you are, coming into a small community, not knowing anyone, is hard. So what do you do? When you’re someone who has built two successful businesses and made a living building big brands through advertising and marketing, you open yourself up to possibility and say, Hello Reno. Happy to be here. Can’t wait to meet you all–on social media of course, thank you LinkedIn.
Then you start, in earnest, to demonstrate your intentions by sharing people’s stories, like Howard McElroy’s, and helping the community learn more about the nonprofits and charities that work so very hard to help our community–thank you Rave Family Foundation, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project, and Eddy House. You boost others’ businesses by visiting with them and sharing your marketing expertise–cause your business portfolio includes Lamborghini, UCLA, and StateFarm. You meet everyone who wants to meet with you with a schedule that takes time away from your own family–and you do it all with an enigmatic smile and a grateful handshake.
Humble in Manner
For Ash, it’s all about doing the most with the time you have available because the saying, “Tomorrow is not promised” is a reality for you and your wife. See Ash has a health problem that hasn’t been solved or healed. It began in 2014.
One day Ash woke up and had difficulty seeing out of his left eye. He still went to work at his successful marketing and IT firm–regardless of the headaches and other symptoms that his body presented. He didn’t listen to warning signs. He powered through them.
After all, when you’re an individual like Ash, an introvert by nature, who understands computer components, code, and SEO better than most people understand their native language, and you’ve created a million-dollar IT and marketing company, you have to go to work. It’s not in your nature to stay home and take care of your health. Not after you’ve spent years building a business, and years before that going to Cal State University Northridge and getting your bachelor’s in business with a focus on Information Systems, while, of course, building your own successful company and teaching classes. After graduating, Ash went back to Cal State University Northridge top teach graduating students how to make money utilizing social media. In this class the students make $25K. When the students found out Ash’s background story and his health issues, they decided to donate every penny to Children’s Hopital to make the giving back circle come all the way back around.
Staying home and resting, allowing the body to heal, was not something that Ash did. He disregarded the pain and anguish–until he dropped like a rock. That’s when the doctors performed an MRI and found lesions in his brain, but they couldn’t give him a diagnosis, and they didn’t fix what was wrong either.
Funny what we take for granted, isn’t it? What do you do when a doctor tells you “There’s nothing we can do for you. You are dying. You may have 6 months to live or 60 years – we just don’t know.”
Well, what Ash did was take a few steps back and re-evaluated his priorities and decided to take a different path then the path he was on. He decided that making money for the sake of success wasn’t success at all. That’s the reason he decided to take everything he had, his knowledge, his marketing and business expertise, and his drive to succeed and spend his time showing others how to make their own dreams of success a reality.
And that’s when you’re invited to speak at TEDx Talk at Cal Poly Pomona University.
R6S was created out of a need to give back, to share, to pay it forward.
The platforms that make-up R6S share the “how to” of success without giving up the things in life that truly make success worth having and working toward.
Humble in manner, Brave in deed, Driven to succeed
Of course, no one does this alone. Usually, where there is a great man, there is one strong woman–a wife in this case–standing next to him.