My name is Steve Ramos and I am a graphic designer, personal trainer, brother and friend.
Growing up I’ve always dreamed big. I wanted to make something of my life and help others but didn’t know exactly how.
I grew up in a family of 5. Two younger siblings and two loving parents. We didn’t have much but we had each other.
They split up when I was 14 and that really affected me. I blamed myself and them for not staying together.
Growing up I had a lot of anger and resentment. And this only added to it. I was completely lost.
I came across working out which became an addiction for me. First I wanted to look a certain way to help me with my confidence. But through that I found that it was helping me beyond the physical. What I didn't know was that it was a form of medicine for me. It was meditation before I knew what meditation was.
In my late teens to early 20s my life consisted of partying and working out. My life felt like it was going nowhere. Like I was standing still while everyone else moved forward.
With the help of my mom, she pushed me into taking graphic design.
Through this I created FIT/PAK as part of a project in my final year of graphic design, 5 years ago. It felt like I was a part of something. It felt like I belonged there.
I worked full time at the bank, bartended and went to school full time. I did this for 3 years. I spread myself so thin.
A girl at work told me that I could go on short term disability and get paid while I was in school with a Dr’s note.
Jackpot. I went to my Dr., my godparent, and told him I wanted to kill myself. It worked. I got the time off work. But in order for me to get paid I had to see a therapist. The first session was not what I expected. I filled out a questionnaire. She looked at me and told me I was clinically depressed. She started asking me questions about my family and I broke down. After leaving I was in pure disbelief. In my head I was only doing this to get paid. As the sessions went on I started to realize that maybe I did have a problem.
After completing the sessions. I went back to work. and right back into all the things that stressed me out. I didn’t fully resolve the problem. I just masked it by working even more.
Until only recently 2 years ago did I decide I want to change my life. Starting from the inside. I started meditating, journaling and reading/listening to every self help book, podcast out there. I was starting to learn a lot about myself. It was my mission to fill that void in my heart and to fulfill my purpose in life.
With the push of my brother I put out FITPAK. I woke up the next morning sick to my stomach. Thinking of all the rejection, judgement and ridicule from all my peers and followers.
What I realized that it was all in my head. I put my head down and started growing my mind. I started healing myself. I let go of what I thought other people thought and started focusing on what made me happy. Things were starting to change. People started to resonate with what I was doing.
And then… my father was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer. It spread to his lungs. The Dr gave us 4 weeks with him.
Nothing else mattered. We spent every day and night with him in the hospital. It’s funny how things end up. It was the most time we spent together as a family and I wouldn’t change a thing. I was able to tell him everything I wanted to before he passed. I know that he is in a better place guiding us.
Now its my time to lead my family. I truly appreciate your support through this journey of mine. Let’s walk together to help each other fulfill our mission in life. No more excuses. No more days to waste.
Forgive yourself. Love yourself. Let go of the past and stop worrying about the future. The only thing that matters is right now. Lets take action, now. Each and every single day.
If I died today, I know that I gave it my best. Can you?
Every single one of us has a unique gift to offer the world. You deserve to give it a shot and the world deserves to hear it from you.
Face your fears every day. And watch the world open up right in front of your eyes.
F E A R / L E S S
I love you and I believe in you,