Interview with Brian Chin (@brianchin45)

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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 rode motorcycles professionally for 6 years until I was in a near-death accident. I then changed paths to go into car racing which I get to enjoy with my family while living out my dreams.

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

I’ve been on national television with multiple publication articles written about my achievements in racing. The one that sticks out the most was last year I was asked to make a memorial pass for a very nice lady that had passed away from cancer. She was an avid race fan and I was honored to do that for the family. On that memorial pass that was watched by so many eyes live, on a live stream, I set my personal best time. To be a memorial pass, at my favorite race, have everyone watching, and set a record is something I will always remember. 

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

My best advice would be to do things for the love and not the attention. You should always strive to achieve things in life that make you happy and not other people. When you consistently try to please others you will never truly be happy and happiness is what life is all about.

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 Dad has always been my inspiration in life. He grew up a first-generation immigrant and came from nothing to something. He’s the hardest working man I know and I’m grateful for the opportunities his hard work has privileged me with. I look to him for advice, inspiration, and the truth. 

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

I’ve used my success to try and spread as much positivity as I can in this world. With the platform that I am on, I have the opportunity to set good positive examples for kids and take every advantage I can to sit with them and take photos, sign an autograph, or talk with them. The youth is our future and I was once that same child.

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

“Be kind to people on your way up because those will be the same people to meet on your way down.” My Dad told me this and the meaning to me is no matter how successful you are, we are all the same. Just because I am in a different position does not make me above anyone. Be humble and respectful to everyone.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They can follow me on Instagram “@brianchin45”.

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