Manny Garcia was positioned for failure after his father kidnapped him at the age of 5 years old during a tragic event with an older sister. While kidnapped, Manny dealt with massive adversity due to his father’s relentless verbal and physical abuse. For many years, this abuse continued until his father died in a fatal hit and run motorcycle accident when Manny was 11 years old.
Manny’s reunion with his mother would have seemed like a path in a promising direction, but moving back in with his mother was not easy. The move from the United States to the small island of Puerto Rico was less than favorable due to his mother’s living conditions. Once again, Manny had to continue the path of adversity and a challenging upbringing.
Manny knew something had to change but didn’t find the motivation until moving back to Orlando, Florida. While there, at 20 years old, he became a father to his firstborn Jazmin. Now feeling seriously overwhelmed as a new father, life got even more challenging. Manny had no money, two serving jobs, a wife, a newborn to support, and officially hit rock bottom when he was denied a lease for a five-dollar per month pager. He was spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially broke.
At this point, he became more determined than he had ever been in his entire life. He wanted to be successful, wealthy, traveled, healthy, cultured, educated, and an outstanding father, but he didn’t know-how; however, with a little creativity and some hard work, that all began to change. Manny finally started to see what he could accomplish with the right attitude and self-development.