The Gearhead Project
Episode 31

TGP31 | Trading Stories with Diego Baltazar

Brian Driggs published on

Cinderella story. 

We always see the best. Nobody’s sharing their shitty failures online. We’re not looking at Facebook and Instagram to see all the boring, mundane tedium of our friends’ lives. We’re seeing their new cars, their exotic vacations, their $1,000 steak dinners.

And we often walk away feel like we’re missing out as a result.

They say we should always be kind to others because everyone is fighting an uphill battle or something. We’ve all got our challenges. But if we’re honest, if we’re listening to a podcast like this one, we’ve probably got it pretty damn good.

So what’s it take to succeed?

I was skimming Facebook the other day when I came across a standout update from an old Galant VR4 buddy, Diego “EvoDNA” Baltazar.

“There was once I time I was down on my dollar and out of luck, homeless and alone. Today I’m in a position where I’m able to help others through personal donations, pay rent on multiple properties, and just live. It took a long time to get here, and my path was skewed a time or two, but I made it. I may not have everything; but I have all I want.”

Three days later, we were recording the next episode of the podcast.

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