Episode 26

[What's My Story] Kris Sykes

Published on: 14th October, 2021

What's the cure for getting off of the streets? Is it an arrest? Is it a scared straight moment? No, it's moving in with your dad.

What's In Store For You

We're going to talk about a story of a young man whose life changed when he moved in with his dad. Our guest today is not only a health nut, he is also the co-founder of the Success Fundamentals podcast. He's a successful financial advisor who was once a starting defensive back for East Carolina University.

How did he go from growing up in the a neighborhood where drugs and gangs are an everyday occurrence into the successful and disciplined man he is now? Let's hear Kris Sykes' story!

  • [03:40] What's the most exciting thing that's happening in Kris' world right now?
  • [05:14] Where did Kris grow up and how did he make success happen considering his environment was not the most conducive to make that happen.
  • [08:25] Growing up in College Park, Georgia, did he ever see a greater vision for himself back then?
  • [12:14] When did it occur to Kris that "there must be something more to life than this"?
  • [15:42] What made Kris stay with his mom even after an opportunity for a better life with his dad came up?
  • [18:23] What were the pivotal moments in Kris' life that made him decide to live with his dad?
  • [21:55] How did living with his dad begin to impact Kris' vision for the future?
  • [24:10] As a successful financial advisor/planner, what are two big lessons that he would like to impart to some of his friends from his old neighborhood?
  • [27:22] What will Kris tell the people from his old neighborhood to set as a "possible" goal to become successful?


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    What's Your Story? What's My Story? This podcast will focus on pivotal moments in people's lives that helped propel them towards success. We will explore mindset, motivation and inspiration through the lens of story.

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