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Cardinal Points would like to welcome Troy McClain, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, to our show. “Troy begins the show by sharing how a country boy from Idaho was able to create so much success in his life. Troy shares how his story is much different from many who were groomed for success. “My Mother groomed me for survival.” “My Mother was a little rough around the edges.” She was a bouncer in a bar and a truck driver. She always painted the picture of the glass half full and not half empty. “She wanted me to see the gold and greatness within.” Troy’s adopted “kid sister” is profoundly deaf and developmentally delayed. Troy credits his Mom for teaching him to “look beyond the obvious.” In regards to Troy’s sister his Mom stated, “who says you have to listen with your ears when you can hear with your heart.” Troy has said on many occasions, “the best way to get ahead is to give back.” He never forgets where he came from. He remembers when he was young receiving hand me down clothes. “What a blessing to give just to give” and take part in somebody else’s success. Troy asks the poignant question, “how do you give when you got nothing.” “You can give smile.” “You can treat a human being like a human being and that’s the gift of giving.” When we’re willing to give it comes back to us tenfold. Troy then discusses the Buddy Cruise, a 501c3 non-profit that promotes awareness, inclusion and education to the special needs community and their families. 86% of families with a member who are special needs never take a vacation. The Buddy Cruise, a annual cruise from 5 to 7 days in duration, started with 6 families at it’s inception to 228 last year. It is a vacation of a life time with trained and certified educators and facilitators addressing a wide range of disability related topics. “We’re really trying to promote and teach acceptance of differences of all kinds.” It also sounds like a great opportunity for participants to rest, relax and have fun. Troy reminds us to look at life as opportunities not obstacles (ONO). Some of the keys to turning obstacles into opportunities are: 1) Retrain your brain, change your paradigm, 2) From As A Man Thinketh by James Allen: You have to believe that your brain is a garden so whatever you plant in the form of thoughts will grow.
Watch your Thoughts, for they become Words
Watch your Words, for they become Actions
Watch your Actions, for they become Habits
Watch your Habits, for they become Character
Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny
Troy shares a magical incident that occurred in June 2013 at a Global Information Network (GIN) event in Washington DC. GIN members in a “wave of giving” donated money to support the Buddy Cruise. GIN was established by visionary Mr. Kevin Trudeau in 2009. This club provides premier training courses, a curriculum for creating success and the ability to surround yourself with a social network of like-minded people from all over the world. It’s main intention is the betterment of our planet. “Our ultimate goal is to educate, inspire, uplift and serve everyone around us.” Troy has recently taken over as the CEO of this life changing club. It’s about collaboration not competition. Troy reminds us to believe in our dreams and dream bigger, dream extreme. As Troy’s Mom has said “You have to aim for the sky.” Troy states “if you don’t set goals, if you don’t have big dreams nothing will change in your life.” He recently attended Ed Foreman and Earlene Vining’s 3 day Successful Life Course. The golden nugget he received from that course was that he had to put the success principles he learned there into practice. “Practice what you preach, practice what you’re being taught.” Troy believes “to be thankful, grateful and appreciative is everything.” When asked the question what is the most important thing in your life Troy replies, “my faith, belief and principles.” “The next thing is my family.” It’s all about love. “You have to love yourself.” “It boils down to LOVE.”
Etymologically Philanthropy means “love of humanity” in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing “what it is to be human.” Troy McClain lives this definition and it was a gift to have him as my guest.
Who would have thought a country boy from Idaho could go on national television, be seen by 28 million Americans every week and still appreciate the simple things like fly fishing on a backcountry stream? That is Troy McClain.
Troy’s rise to prominence happened as he climbed Donald Trump’s ladder on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” advancing all the way to the finals.
His awards and accolades include being featured in numerous publications, such as Fast Company and USA Today. Troy has made appearances on multiple national television programs, including Today, Dateline, Larry King Live, Live with Regis & Kelly, HGTV Renovation Countdown, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.