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Kaleb Roberts

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Have you realized your potential?

How did you do it?
Did you just one day wake up, work hard and suddenly you're at the top? Or are you struggling every day, not realizing it, sitting at a desk, watching these TED video's and praying for a better life.

If I may ask, what are your individual stories behind your passion and potential?
Was it starting a company in you're basement, knowing that you could do something better? Or inside a multi-billion dollar company starting in the mail room, then suddenly working on the thirtieth floor?

People's stories, especially on topics like this, really really interest me. I want to learn from them, so maybe I can realize my potential. Any thoughts?

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  • Jan 19 2013: I'm halfway through my 68th year and I'm still realizing my potential every day. Every person has a different goal in life, and I became aware early on in my life that I wanted to learn new things - every day.
    I have been:
    Triple-threat, multilingual stage performer
    Recording artist
    Union sound tech
    Sculptor
    Painter
    Writer
    Working Chef
    Graphic Artist
    Web Designer
    Webmaster
    Teacher
    Life is long if we're lucky, and there is plenty of time to do the things we really want to do. And I still strive to learn something new every day.

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