George Foreman : A "Knock Out Entrepreneur" and a Champion in life.
Everyday I hear blacks complaining on one level to another how bad they viewAmerica. Even though with all their chin wagging, very few if any have denounced their American citizenship and decided to leave the United States. Of course when I bring up this fact, most blacks usually get upset with me. Even though I tend to strike a nerve mentioning it, they have yet to prove me wrong otherwise. I know that all blacks don't subscribe to a monolithic mindset, even though liberals believe they should.. A few years ago on the Home Shopping Network, I saw former boxing Champion George Foreman promoting his George Foreman Grill. I have one by the way. It has to be one of the greatest inventions of the last quarter century. As I saw him promoting his grill, people were buying them left and right. I was intrigued by him because of how he presented himself. George carries himself with class and respect. He's a very spiritual person. I pulled up some old interviews of Foreman out of curiosity. The more I learned about his life story, the more impressed I became. George Foreman is a "rags to riches" back to rags then "back to riches" success story. It really isn't his accomplishments that impressed me the most. Don't get the wrong impression. I have a tremendous amount of admiration for his accomplishments in the boxing world and in the business world, I guess it comes down to George Foreman the person more so then anything else. I see so many black men and women with chips on their shoulders and swear up and down that "the man" is somehow holding them down. It all makes for a great excuse for blacks to blame others for their own short comings in life. George never adopted that attitude. George always comes off looking upbeat and sounding postie and upbeat. In his lowest point in his life, he looked in the mirror and realized that it was him and him alone that had the power to change his circumstances, and he did it. George believed in himself and not a political party to provide for him. If only the people in New Orleans during Katrina would have realized that little fact. Instead of young black men looking up to gansta rapping thugs as some kind of heroes, they should look up to people like George Foreman. The lame excuse that blacks can't get ahead in America is BS, because George Foreman has done it "twice". I'm planning on buying his book "A "Knock Out Entrepreneur" in a few weeks. In his interview on Fox Business, I had a smile on my face when he claimed that "America is the land of third, and fourth and fifth chances". He clearly doesn't share the mindset about America that most blacks have. It was so refreshing to hear him say what I've known and other blacks have known for a long time. This is the land of opportunity. It's all what you make it. I bet George would make a great motivational speaker. He would succeed in that venture too if he wanted too. George Foreman is definitely a "CHAMPION" in life!!