I’ve been blessed with a lot of advantages in my life. Life either happens by design or default, you choose. Are you taking advantage of every opportunity you are presented with? Here are a few advantages that life has blessed me with over the years.

1-I was separated from my family and everything I knew at the age of 13 years old after my two brothers were murdered.

2- The family member I moved in with after leaving Haiti to the USA decided that he couldn’t care for another child so of course I felt rejected, alone and confused.

3- The day I turned 14 years old, I moved in with a family member I had only met twice. She was a single mom struggling on food stamps and could hardly make ends meet. I was grateful she took me in.

4- Right after graduating high school, at 16 years old I became homeless and was entirely on my own. These blessings have shaped and changed my life for the better and taught me the following:


2-You are stronger than you think at adapting to difficult circumstances.

3-You must feel gratitude for the small things in order to feel gratitude for the big things.

4-If you have a handful of real true friends and family, you have everyone you need.

5-People you love will let you down, and people you barely know will amaze you.

6-Anyone can become homeless. Life can change in the blink of an eye. Be kind and humble.

7-The biggest success is to not get jaded because life is truly incredible.

8-You and The Almighty God are in full control of your own fate.

9-I know it’s cliché, but stuff is really not that important. Relax!

10-Appreciate what you have.

11-Don’t judge people.

12-There is so much more we can do to help others — We are all in this together.

13- If you live your life as if everything is about you, you will be left with just that.

14- Hope and faith are vital.

15-You are not your past.

If it were not for these advantages, I would not be the person I am today. I have learned true compassion, kindness, the love of God, strength and how to make decisions for myself. I have lost it all and built it right back. I’ve been poor and I have built a 7-figure business from scratch and helped many earn five to six figures, quit their jobs and live their dreams.

In my next workshop I will be teaching my personal strategies from authentic experiences. It’s time to stop living from your past and break the cycle. It’s time to step into the full potential of your ability and reap the rewards of prosperity, abundance, joy, and freedom. In this breakthrough workshop, I’ll give you the steps to break through the adversities of the past and create the future you want.


The pain. The suffering. The agony. The heartbreak. It’s all there to serve you and to help mold you into the person that you need to become. There is nothing easy about it, but if we can work to push ourselves to change our perspective of what failure and the tough times of life are present for, our lives take on new meaning. A big part of making this happen is learning to love the journey that we are on, and whether we are where we currently want to be or not.

Post byMaxandra Desrosiers

Maxandra Desrosiers is a Coach, a Motivation Speaker. She lives and breathes to inspire others through her life experiences to unlock their true potentials. She loves to travel and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She has built a team of thousands of people through her Network Marketing Business. To contact Maxandra email her to max@maxandra.com.