Matthew Tejeda has large-hearted plans for how he’ll facilitate others who started off like he did with the quirkies stacked against them.
Having bounced around from residence to residence as a kid, relying on the help of friends and without the guidance of mothers, Matthew had a bumpy transition into adulthood.
When school dissolved and he had no region to scold home and no schoolmates’ couches to crash on, Matthew was finally homeless.
A stroke of good luck paired with a steadfast drive to overcome his disaster formed everything around.
According to Forbes publication, a love of Matthew’s ordered an interrogation for him with a Starbucks manager, Debbie Dooknah. Debbie know exactly why Matthew’s situation when she assembled him, and judged he was certified and could do well if given a chance.
She civilized him and impeded his personal life between the two of them she was the only one he worked with who knew he was sleeping in a protect when he’d leave his work shift.
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Matthew once he landed the job.
He says a persistent mindset is what helped him hang in.
“I time saved reminding myself that if I put one pace after the other I could make it happen. My good friend Liz is an author of the NYTimes Best Seller ‘Homeless to Harvard’ and in one of her address she said ‘What converts a life? One sanctioned select after the next over time.’ I think that accurately described my thought process at the time. I knew what downfall felt like and that perfectly wasn’t an option.”
Matthew also carried a key in his pocket every day. It was a charm to prompt him what he was striving toward a home to label his own . strong>
He eventually got his own suite by saving his paychecks, along with a little help from a gorgeous Starbucks program.
Starbucks partners( employees) who want to cut in to facilitate other partners in need are enabled do so through their “CUP Fund”( Caring Consolidates Spouses ). With that and his savings, Matthew was able to cover the deposit and first month’s tariff to move into his first residence of his own.
The manager, Debbie, who made a chance on him, is now his best friend.
And now Matthew is working in real estate for NYC’s renowned Corcoran radical, but he still maintains changes at Starbucks on the side because he enjoys it so much better.
He plans to use its own experience, and what he learned from Debbie, to aid others . strong>
“In our feelings lies the key to change and expansion, if we can open that we can help others accomplish amazing things. It is my dream to eventually give back and wholly alter the lives of youth who have been toss away, vacated or written off.
Within their pain there are supplies of passion and fervour remain to be sounded into and if you manage to get through you cure not one but many more, as such person or persons is very likely to go on to help others . strong >< strong> ”