Here’s a very inspiring story, folks. Joe Steffy, of Kansas, is an entrepreneur with a turnover that can be the envy of many self-made men. But that’s not the amazing part. It’s this: he is autistic and non-verbal, and also suffers from Down Syndrome. But he has made it in life with his sheer grit and determination and proved himself to be a real life hero. He doesn’t live off the Social Security disability payments.
His parents are proud of him, especially because it was physically demanding on Joe’s part to set up and run his firm Poppin’ Joe’s Kettle Korn. But they, as a family, decided to stick it out rather than complain about it all along. I was so thrilled to read his story. Occasionally, there’s a hero among ordinary folks. Real inspirational stories about human achievements inspire people more than hours of motivating talks can. You may be knowing someone who’s made it in life despite shortcomings. Feel free to share that story with me. It will definitely inspire many others.