KUSA- Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people just need a cup of coffee to get their daily motivation, while others look to music or favorite quotations. For one Vietnam immigrant, it was deep heartache that inspired him to change his life.
Rubi Ho landed in Denver as a 4-year-old homeless boy. He and his family escaped Vietnam just one day after the "Fall of Saigon."
Ho's youth was stripped away as he was faced with adult responsibilities like supporting his siblings who were being raised by their 21-year-old sister.
His family worked its way up financially and was eventually the only Asian family in a middle-class white neighborhood. Ho says he began to compromise his values and ethics in order to make money at any cost.
"I was lost for many years, creating heartache, causing problems and amassing confusion for myself," Ho said.
After hitting rock bottom, Ho decided he wanted to make a change in his life as well as the lives of others. Ho has now been a teacher and executive coach for over 15 years. He helps people reach their highest potential in their lives and careers.
Ho not only teaches important lessons to students, but also senior executives like fortune 100 companies like Proctor and Gamble and Toyota.
"I 'preach' that you have everything within you to accomplish whatever you want in life regardless of what society tells you," Ho said.
Morgan Aguilar contributed to this report
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