Interview with Harlem (@cantguardharlem)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I have loved basketball since I knew myself. It was the thing I wanted to do as I grew up too. I always aimed to become a professional basketball player, and I am very much hopeful that I will fulfill my dream.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I am a student along with trying to reach my dream to be in the NBA. I can advise kids who want to go into sports and are training since a young age to never give up and always do their best. It is a competitive and hard path to success, and I am still on the journey as well. So, I would recommend others to be happy and do their best in every match and not give up, just practice more.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Everyone around me contributes to uplifting me and reminding me of the things I am capable of doing in my life. My family and friends are my everything at home, and my teammates are my family in the court. I am truly grateful for being loved.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I hope to grow more as a basketball player and teach kids like myself how to groom into a player at such a young age! It is not an easy process and there is a lot of guidance young athletes need in their life. I want to inspire others and be there for them!
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
This quote represents the true picture of how one can reach the top. I believe in hard work and also being humble on the side. As my family has taught me; there is no success without sacrifice or building character. Even if you get to the top, the only thing that gets you respected and known is respect. The way you treat someone, and your behavior counts the most in success, and shows your true achievement in life.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The readers who are into basketball or are fascinating by young and emerging athletes can follow me on my Instagram using the username; ‘cantguardharlem’.