Interview with Torey Thomas (@gotorey)

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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? 

I have been playing basketball since I was a kid and finally made it professionally.

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

Traveling to 50 countries and playing professional basketball in 30 of them.

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

Enjoy the competition. Be more thankful for the opportunity than to think it’s work.

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? 

Yes my Mother I’m very grateful. She allowed me the freedom to make my own choices at a young at. She let me choose my high school and college and it set me up for success.

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

I have started a non-profit organization for the kids to be able to play basketball and get homework assistance. I have been a speaker around the world. I have written a book about my journey. I really enjoy philanthropic work.

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

I aspire to inspire is my favorite quote. This is the name of my book. I live by this quote. I want to be an inspiration to anyone that comes into contact with me. I want to be able to lead people to do great things. It’s relevant in my life because I was counted out at an early age but I persevered through the trials and tribulations. 

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

My twitter and Instagram is @gotorey my Facebook is Torey Thomas and I have a website http://www.gotorey.net.

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