How to impress people is something that I have been trying to figure out my whole life. My twin brother and I grew up in a family of 7. Our family life was not always perfect, but there were also things I would never trade. My dad was perhaps one of the best salespeople that I’ve ever met. He was also a professional gambler for more than 3 decades, so the man knew how to impress people. He also knew that living to impress people wasn’t the key to happiness. However, impressing people is often a side effect of being genuinely happy. I lost my last 3 MMA fights, so there I was after last one sitting in the dressing room. I was upset, so my dad asked me why. My response was that I wasn’t happy with my less than impressive performance. “Don’t worry about impressing people. You shouldn’t fight to impress anyone nor care what they say about it. If you have a dream chase it and don’t worry about impressing people while you do it. Most of them don’t know what you’re trying to do or why you’re trying to do it. You’re O’Mazing and I know it. Besides, it is easy to impress people; just show them who you are.” My dad was not always the most supportive or outwardly loving person, so his words made a huge impact. Most of the reason why I was fighting was so I could impress him. He didn’t say amazing but went with my catchphrase at the time so I knew he cared. He was gone not long after that, so I think about these words often. The more I think about them the more I get how much meaning was put behind them.