Poverty vs. Abundance

2017-08-22T14:41:12+00:00By |Uncategorized|

There was a time in my life where I would not share my feelings, I would hide my emotions and carry a stone cold demeanor to keep people from wanting to be around me.

This kind of attitude kept me from having many friends, thinking the world was against me and handing my mother mounds of grief for her attempts to connect with me.

As a son, I brought much trouble to a household that already had it’s own issues of disharmony.

Since I kept myself a closed book and didn’t feel like I had much to offer, the world returned the same vibes that I was giving out…nothing.


I held down jobs that had no future.

I never pursued continuing education after barely graduating high school.

And I quit many dreams that I had as a kid growing up.


This can be described as a mindset of poverty. Not in the sense of finances, but in the sense of one’s spirit and soul.

Life was pretty grim until I took decisive control to change, from the inside out.

I will NEVER forget the moment, sitting in the basement of a high rise office building on Park Ave in New York City where I decided I wanted more in life.

Napping at a desk in an office/storage room, with a walkie talkie oozing out static, and waiting for a call to change a light bulb in a

40+ story building……My own “light bulb” moment happened.

The year was 2000 and I made the decision to leave my poverty mindset behind and take on the journey of “abundance”.

Again, not abundance of money or material things, an abundance of life and experiences.

Becoming a personal trainer was not just another job for me, it became my career.

Having the opportunity to show and share with people my physical culture, which was the only thing that kept me going strong through all my early struggles.

Once I decided to open and share my world, the world around me started to give back in ways I had never dreamed of.


– Becoming a better son became more important, instead of thinking of ways to rebel.

– Meetings with people that played roles of mentorship and guidance started coming into my life.

– And the opportunities to help me become my dream all started to appear.


Now after years of giving of myself, I am blessed everyday to receive stories and messages of gratitude from all over the world, which help me and my family live a life of TRUE abundance.

These are riches that I will take to the grave.

When Bob Marley was asked in an interview, “Are you a rich man, do you have a lot of possessions?” He replied, “I don’t have that kind of richness, my richness is life, forever”.

What areas of life are YOU not living with ABUNDANCE?

Poverty happens when you GET what you GIVE.


When you truly GIVE of yourself, the world returns RICHES beyond your belief.


“Be a reflection of what you’d like to see in others or the world. If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You get in return, what you give!”- Anon


A Champions Uprising is waiting inside of you to be dusted off and help you WIN…at LIFE!

Champ Up!!
Chris Romulo AKA CROM

About the Author:

Chris Romulo is a former professional Muay Thai champion, coach, speaker and owner of CROM Physical Culture in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Chris believes we all have a champion in us fighting to win at life.

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