Live Your Purpose
By Julio Llerena
With his sponsor José Luis Pastrana and his brother Roberto Marcelo
At an event in Bakersfield with new business partners
With his daughter Michell and her best friend, Luna
After emigrating from Mexico to the US, Manuel Wilkins spent years looking for a chance to prove himself. He started out picking fruits in the field, then became truck driver and a construction worker, but none of those occupations allowed him to live his purpose: being a leader. Today, as a network marketing professional, he gets paid to use and grow his leadership skills.—J.L.
How did you start your new life in the US?...
I was doing all I could to survive as an immigrant. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, I grew up in a humble family. My mother, Gloria, always taught me the importance of hard work, love, and respect. I moved to the United States in 2000 and settled in the city of Fresno. Back then, the only option available to me was to be a farm worker, so I started working in the fruit fields. Earning $350 per week, I was barely able to support my family. Then I worked as a truck driver and a construction worker, but the pay was always too low.
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