The Top Motivator In The World And Your Sober Messenger
Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Chastang.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
My mother gave birth to me at 14 years old and my father was 16. Both were addicted to drugs and I was raised by my grandmother in an aggressive environment in Philadelphia. In May 2004 after I graduated from Lincoln University, I was shot on July 4. After being in the hospital for a week, the doctors prescribed me pain pills called Percocets. I eventually was addicted to them for 14 years of my life. In 2018, I made a decision to get help for my addiction. I am now 3 years and 8 months sober.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
So many obstacles. Being transparent on social media was a very hard obstacle. Telling my story to people that didn’t know me plus to people who didn’t know about my struggles with addiction.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
So people call me BMCFLY which stands for “Being Motivated Comes From Loving Yourself” I call myself the top motivator in the world in a sober messenger. I speak on drug addiction, mental health, gun violence, public school miss education, eating healthy and rehabilitating an absent father. So many people reach out to me to help them with their drug addiction, trouble youth and so much more.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Action speaks louder than words, but character speaks louder than action. Make sure your character is the same when people are not around. Tell your story. You’re the author of your own story.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Being able to help others be successful. ( resources, education, money etc) Financial freedom.
What’s next for you?
Continue to save my community and help people with addiction.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?