Interview with Alex-Abou-Akl

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Been playing basketball since 2, role model was Vince carter and Allen Iverson. I wanted to be just like them and play basketball all my life as a job.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Signing my first Pro contract was the most interesting and exciting start to my career. Dream comes true.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Everywhere and network!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

My parents. They were by my side since a kid and always told me to never give up on my dreams. Day in and day out , they had my back and my little sister was my dedication because I wanted to be the big brother she looked up too, and always make her happy and protected.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I have my own annual summer camp in which I train and coach the youth basketball and off the court life lessons. As well I give all my used basketball shoes to those who don’t have.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Gods Timing. I had a injury that delayed my process of going pro, and would always try to rush into getting better until my best friend told me that be patient ‘It’s Gods Timing” and just so turned out to be right. Took my time and let Gods timing control my path for the future, and here I am, a professional basketball player.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

TheRealSmilez

 

 

 

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