Keegan—Artist, Success Freak
"I shouldn’t be here. And I’m not referring to the success of my art. Both of my parents were great athletes, and I have many fond childhood memories of attending their countless sporting events. But those memories were literally seconds away from never happening.
I’ll spare you the rest of the details because… *spoiler alert*… I survived, and I think I’m okay.
When I was 9-months old, my dad was holding me in the grandstands prior to his baseball game. During the pre-game warm-ups, the shortstop rifled a ball to the first baseman… but his throw was wildly off target. The ball sailed over the first baseman’s outstretched glove, and into the stands full of people. Although I was cradled in my dad’s arms, the baseball made no contact with him at all and, instead, crashed directly into my head.
I’ll spare you the rest of the details because… *spoiler alert*… I survived, and I think I’m okay. I was too young to remember the incident, but it did turn into a family joke many years later as I often heard “maybe that baseball knocked some sense into you!” However, as I got older, I often pondered that seemly innocent statement.
And now I know… I should be here after all.
Would I be different today if that ball never hit me? How so? Would I be smarter? Funnier? More artistic? Or did that head trauma MAKE me smarter, funnier, more artistic, etc? Truth is, none of those “what ifs” matter because ruminating over the past only breeds negativity.
The only thing that does matter: I’m alive. That accident HAD to happen to make me the person I am today. Following the unexpected passing of my mom, I finally comprehended the true fragility of life. I was given a second chance many years ago, and now I understand the significance of that gift. We all have a calling. Thankfully, I found mine: helping others through my art. And now I know… I should be here after all."
About the book "Success Freak"
There is so much more to success than meets the eye. Success is acquired, not inherited. It’s something that can’t be defined by your bank account, or your job title, or the car you drive. From the moment we first scream our lungs out until our final breath, we look for ways to pursue our wildest dreams. Who doesn’t want to get more out of life? Yet, many of the old, traditional ideas about success no longer apply to today’s environment. Combining helpful exercises and easy-to-follow action plans, Success Freak will show you how to unleash the amazing potential that, yes, already lies within you., This interactive guide shares the seven skills that can transform your life in only one week, empowering you to become your own success story. You are about to become an unstoppable force of resolve and determination: nothing short of the Success Freak you were always meant to be.