Today we’d like to introduce you to Tarik Afi Kingdom.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I became a worldwide author, content creator, and personal development coach off a bad idea. It’s imperative that I start with this, because so many people have dreams that will live in their head forever! I started off working a 9 to 5 like the majority of people do. I didn’t dream of becoming an entrepreneur all my life. I was comfortable being just that, comfortable. Helping people learn and molding the future! When I took the leap I grabbed my phone posted a video on youtube. People laughed and ridiculed me making me think my new bright idea was dim with no signs of light! You know what? I kept at it. Going through the tunnel until I seen the light. As I continued my journey people were put in my life to help me succeed and I poured into them as well. You see karma works both ways in a bad way, but there is also good karma! After a year of uploading videos I started multiple channels, a podcast, a clothing line, and have written and published 15 books including multiple number one releases! I host webinars, teach and have a successful mentoring/ coaching business. The biggest joy in the world is when people talk to me about the experience of my books and meeting them in person at live speaking engagements! I’m not where I wanna be but only time and consistency are between living my dream!
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
I’d say the biggest obstacle was myself. Putting limits on what I could accomplish. Thinking that I wasn’t good enough and hiding my talents. Don’t let this happen to you! Embrace yourself! Don’t search for support, your support will find you when you start chasing your dreams. Always think BIG! When you chase the stars at the least you will end up in the sky at the least! Expect to fail! I do everyday. When you expect to fail what that really means is you’re excited to learn! I’m no different than anyone else. I have the same flaws as the average person. What you have to do is train your mind. Work on it the same way you work out in the gym. Your mind will become smarter, faster and more dependable just like the body! I suggest everyone work on elevating your mind and protecting your energy. The difference between a successful person, and one that is not is simple. The way that you think, and how big you think. That’s it. You can change your life in one day. Make the commitment!
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
Im a motivator. A teacher. A brother. A Mentor and a Friend. I’m a very personal man without a lot of experience and a big heart. Watching other people showed me what not to do. It’s my purpose in life to give people the keys to their future self! I was born to do this. It’s my love language to help others. When doing so it gives you a feeling that money can’t buy! I’ve been around the world and talked to many different people. I love to bring joy to others! I have a gift of seeing things that others don’t see! I love the underdog because I’m living proof of one myself! I don’t have any competition because I don’t compete. I provide value to others and they give me value and positive energy back! That’s my payoff!
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
That’s simple! It may sound cliche but it’s real! Believe in yourself! People have a problem waiting for other people to fuel their dreams when it’s your prescription! No one can see your vision more clear than you. Prove people wrong not by your words, but by your actions! People resonate with what they see. Give them something to look at! Always remember, the more goals you achieve the more confidence you have to achieve. Create a plan and take action! THERE WILL NEVER BE A PERFECT TIME! That’s my best advice!
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success means if you could plan your perfect month, what would that look like? People will say rich and famous. I want you to really think about it. When you get up what do you do? What kind of car do you drive? Who is that special person in your life? What kind of vacations do you like to go on? When you help others how does it make you feel? If you answer all these questions and be honest with yourself then you have your answer. Take a picture of that as if it was a map, find that destination and chase it! That what success means to you. That’s what’s most important! To answer your question efficiently though I have two words. Healthy and free. That’s it!
What’s next for you?
I want to travel and change the world! I want to be and innovator. This year, I plan to publish my 22nd book within 2 years! I want to live abroad and open up a school to teach arts and entrepreneurship! I would like to get a few more million views on my podcast! I want to speak live and meet my online mentors such as Grant Cardon, The Rock, most importantly Sly Stallone! Everyone that ever inspired me in life I’d like to meet, shake hands, take a walk and pick their brains! Last I want to produce and direct my first episodic TV show from my books and branch into films!
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more.
You can follow me on instagram @internationalafikingdom. My website is Dominancemindset.org. Follow you youtube channel which is Afi Kingdom. Follow me amazon as well to check out my books! Just Google me!lol