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My Darkest Days | The REAL Story Of Alpha M.

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The BEST Men's Skin Care http://www.tiege.com Tiege Hanley http://www.tiege.com Pete & Pedro: http://www.peteandpedro.com My Website: http://www.iamalpham.com My Services and Products: http://www.aaronmarino.com Best Hair Product: http://www.peteandpedro.com Best Grooming Tool: http://amzn.to/1ri4OTn Tiege Hanley Skin Care: http://www.tiege.com All promotion and advertising inquiries: [email protected] Alpha M. App: http://www.alphamapp.com/ Best Hair Product: http://www.peteandpedro.com Best Grooming Tool: http://amzn.to/1YrOnCJ Free Hairstyle E-Book: http://www.iamalpham.com/ezine Pete & Pedro: http://www.peteandpedro.com FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/IAmAlphaM Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAmAlphaM Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaronmarino/ My Businesses: Alpha M. Consulting: http://www.aaronmarino.com i am alpha m: http://www.iamalpham.com Pete & Pedro: http://www.peteandpedro.com MENfluential Media: http://www.menfluential.com StyleCon: http://www.mensstylecon.com Tiege Hanley: http://www.Tiege.com In this video men's style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro is discussing his darkest days. He gets asked about motivation all the time, and he doesn't know how to answer because motivation has never been one of his issues. He knows how it feels to be broke, scared, and have hi hopes-and-dreams collapse around him. Alpha never grew up around much money. His family was on welfare, and his earliest childhood memory was seeing burglar in his house. His family managed but eventually got divorced. He had two step-dads thereafter. One he blocked out, and one was emotionally abusive. His mother gave him a fitness membership at 13 years old which changed everything for him. He may have had a crappy home life but was at 'home' at the gym. At 13 years old, he realized that he wanted to be a gym owner. He went to college after high school. He got a business degree in order to be a gym owner. He moved to Atlanta, GA to open his business and got a job at Bally's where he met a guy who wanted to open a nutrition store with him. It was successful, but the guy took advantage of Alpha. At that point in his life, Alpha was unable to stand up for himself. He ended up getting help from a counselor who helped him find his value. He stopped second guessing his worth. They opened another nutrition store, but Alpha was very unhappy. Plus the guy was selling drugs out of the back. Alpha knew it was time to go. so he left to become a trainer. During this time, he met a girl who he helped to lose weight. They decided to open a gym together. He worked a ton but he loved it because he was in his element. They didn't make much money, but he was happy. He was doing something that he wanted to do from a young age. They created a new fitness concept that they wanted to franchise. They needed money and got investors and a bank loan. They put together a new location but ran out of money really quickly. Legal issues arose as well, and ultimately, they decided to shut down. Alpha took a job driving a beer cart on the weekends just to make ends meet. It was a humbling experience. It was the middle of the winter, a 30 year old guy, driving a beer cart in freezing temps. He was so scared. He didn't have anything to fall back on... no plan B. He didn't know what to do. His world had collapsed, and he was financially ruined. He decided he'd do whatever it took to be successful. If it wasn't for that moment, being down THAT low, that he may not have ever seen the moment to do something amazing. So when you see Alpha get emotional, it's because of how thankful he truly is. If you are struggling or feeling hopeless, keep working! It gets better. It gets incredible! Alpha wouldn't change anything that has happened to him. He would do it again. He feels that those times built him and give him appreciation. It will get better if you press forward and persevere. Everyday, he gets up and tried not to mess it up. If he can make it, so you can you!
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Chris Briscoe (7 hours ago)
I know it’s such a cliche to say “don’t give up, keep going.” But it’s so fundamentally true that when someone who has been through it says it, it has a definite impact. Manly tears.
Mahidul Islam (10 hours ago)
Finally i saw you insecure...You were looking in other places more than you were looking at the camera...
Laughtill YouCry277 (16 hours ago)
You're such an inspiration I'm currently 24 and when I was 18 my brother and best friend died in my arms from a drug overdose the week I graduated highschool Before he died, I started working out and became addicted and obsessed with working out because I was always picked on for being skinny, weak, and a people pleaser (underweight most of my life and born 3 months premature) It's now been 6 yrs since my brother/best friend died and I'm still struggling with PTSD and suicidal ideation (attempted over 3 times, admitted to the psych ward 3 times both voluntary and involuntary) I am now doing an online program to get my certification as a personal trainer as I love training and want to help others achieve their goals Nevertheless, thank you Mr. Aaron (alpha m), I am also short (5'6") and your motivation and drive encourages me everyday Keep it up my man, big love
xLogan (1 day ago)
I love how open you are with yourself on these videos. Moments like these really help us understand how hard you worked to get to the place you are today. A very successful man with a memorable experience worth sharing. Thank you so much.
Durand Davis (2 days ago)
Thank you
Mohamed (3 days ago)
aaron u are the best from algeria
edward partington (3 days ago)
It's those hard times back in the day that made you into what a great guy you are (or at least to me you are) honestly, I watch your vids and straight up look up to You, because you've got the will to make other people feel better, and provide encouragement and support
Muhammad Handzalah (3 days ago)
Hamed Kaviani (3 days ago)
You're the loveliest man I've ever seen
Jalil White (3 days ago)
Damn you from Philly I would have never guest but you inspire me to be better
Stackz Vevo (3 days ago)
Alpha your videos are brilliant you have learned me a lot about life inspire me to get off my ass and try do something with my life , as I'm a rapper myself I write music all the time and my dream is to become a rapper and better my self and your story has inspired me to to do that , thanks here's a link about my dark past https://youtu.be/WnR4QZjKeHU
dead pool (4 days ago)
Thank you sir. Thank you so much.
Ill_Threads (4 days ago)
Very touching. Crying with you, bro!
Iñaky Rivero (4 days ago)
You made my cry man ... I’m a big big fan of yours. Seriously ... you made me cry. So true, so deep. Thanks for everything.
Victor Liu (4 days ago)
Thank you so much for this vid, Aaron!
James Goertler (5 days ago)
Dude I thought I was watching a video of myself. All things that are so wrong with me are the same things wrong with you. God do I feel so much better. Sometimes you have to keep your head up when your so uncertain.. unsure.. and its only you. That can be hard. Sorry but no more time for the heart to heart vids. Your too much fun on all the other vids I've seen. Keep up the good work .
woodstock16996 II (5 days ago)
Man, you really are an amazing guy! You're always helping everyone and telling us how great and beautiful we are; I hope that people tell you every day how amazing and beautiful YOU are! I know you know that, but you deserve to be told by others too!
Some "mistakes" happen for good, respect man!
Waiyan Oo (5 days ago)
Thz I found my happiness after listening your videos. Thank you so much. I am your big fan and watch almost everyday
marked forlife (5 days ago)
real,,,,,good video
tom ufkes (6 days ago)
Thank you for sharing!
Gilbert Arciniega (6 days ago)
I am 48 years old. We all go through a number in our lives. I been abused mentally by my dad. And my dad often hit me too. I hated my dad in my childhood days til I was about 14 years old in 1985 when my mom and dad divorced. My life was not the best with my mom either. Through the remainder of my childhood, my mom's favoritism with my brothers and my little sister got the best of me. Results in lack of PROPER attention and love! Making me feel hopeless. Going through the next couple decades of life, I have a difficult time being able to interact with people resulting from the "scar" from my mom's favoritism against me. And of course THE WORLD OF ASSWIPES out there don't help. which includes people who judge me by my smile or looks alone. Well anyway. I just basically decided to just BE ME! Although my life is "challenging" in terms of this SUCCESSFUL everybody keeps talking about. Back in my day, I wanted to work as a auto mechanic, BUT bosses were asswipes to NOT GIVE ME A CHANCE for my example. I tried!! sadly ALL MY LIFE I never had any sort of business or SUCCESSFUL that everybody keeps BRAGGING about. I am NOT any of these. I'm just a REGULAR joe out there. I do have a wife and 2 kids. My wife has a pretty good job. And wants me to stay home and baby sit my kids instead of paying a baby sitter. Well anyway, as of today, I am just continuing to live the best of life I can get out of myself. I had issues with depression and anxiety, but NO MORE. Because I do the things I need to do to stop it! One other thing. BEING RICH is something that does not make me happy. It's living life WITHOUT worrying about what others think of me, that does!
Minecrafters Show (6 days ago)
You are always the best YouTuber to me we all love you!!
Caleb Rodriguez (7 days ago)
Benjamin Anderson (7 days ago)
Do your thing man, you're Killin it
Anas jumaah (7 days ago)
Dude let me tell you something “ you are fucking awesome” 💪🏻 from malaysia 🇲🇾
Fyo Dor (7 days ago)
My fucking idol crying. Dont cry. Youre gonna make me cry. Cmere and let me hug you.
Veer Chauhan (7 days ago)
Arrey bhai bhai bhai bhai !!! People from the Indian Sub continent would get the reference ! 😉 Btw , that means that you're the man !!! Even at your most emotional you manage to pull that one expression that's so funny!!! 😂😂😂 Wuahh, launde , gajab video banaye ho! Majaa aa gaya!
Steve Kostakis (7 days ago)
I need to hear those words right now. I am in a dark place that I don't know how to escape except for to keep going forward. You really brought the message home today...God bless you.
Randy Verschueren (7 days ago)
Thank you for this video.
Sulagna C (7 days ago)
You are a great man meant to be greatly respected! The story of a mistake to a legend! Great job dude!
Ajay Bananas (8 days ago)
My dad is the definition of a dick. And he never taught me anything in my life. It’s really only because of my mom, and alpha, I’ll be a gentleman when I’m grown up. Soon, I’ll be joining the army, 4 months time, my life will start off, but I’ll know how to be a man, and how to be a kind person, because of this gentleman right here. Thanks alpha.
Iron Guy 96 (8 days ago)
You posted this 3 years ago. But I definitely needed to hear this. So thank you for that
RaisZar Official (9 days ago)
One Of The Most Real People I Have Ever Seen, You Are An Idol For Many Alpha, Especially Me!
Ismail Al.Khateeb (9 days ago)
I admire you man
Sanjiv Madhavan (9 days ago)
We love you man
Akash Sahu (9 days ago)
Absolute gentleman
Kelly Todd (10 days ago)
Short and simple...Way Cool!!!
Sujith Wanigasekara (10 days ago)
wow.. superb...
Gregorius Rex (10 days ago)
Veins in your neck equals ripped uuuuuhhhhh!!
John Taylor (10 days ago)
Emotional inspiring with real life lessons. Thank you for pouring your heart out and sharing your life path. You deserve all the success you have and more Alpha.
Bluwish Bear (10 days ago)
Respect Mr. Alpha
Slim Pimp (10 days ago)
I want to shake your hand so damn bad, you're so inspirational
howtokm (11 days ago)
Thank you so much sir you are awesome
Carlocio thegamer (11 days ago)
Love you Aaron man your the best keep pushing forward!
Warlordasura (11 days ago)
One of the fewest videos that made me tear up, on YouTube.
francisforsyth113 (12 days ago)
Who 800 people disliked this video, Like fuck u
orijit dhar (12 days ago)
our lowest lows are our ruin or our greatest opportunity!
Christopher Braccio (12 days ago)
Thank you Alpha, I'he been following you since this very October and I have to say you REALLY help me a lot every day, all the motivation I have in life is thanks to you.
LazyRoY (12 days ago)
I actually like how he writes a short note about the video on description.
Awesomeness Venom (12 days ago)
Ur not a mistake
Get Rekt (13 days ago)
When I was 16 I came home to an empty house and my whole family abandoned me which led me to be homeless for a few years
Nihar RS (13 days ago)
You aren't any mistake man you are a gift!
jared Demerit (13 days ago)
Man this video really spoke to me. I lost my girlfriend , my job , and got kicked off the wrestling team because I basically just gave up. I was broke and heartbroken for months. Im still not in a very good place but I'm working out again I just got a new job to be a nurse assistant and this video gave me hope to keep pushing. I know that feeling of hopelessness and I know the feeling of being so down that the only thing I can think of is working on myself and being more successful. Man thank you for this video.
Liamisme (13 days ago)
I think he's my fav of the fashion youtubers like I love Jose(tmf) but arron (idk how to spell) is like real and actually wants to help and he doesn't plug 5 things in every video
Simranjeet Singh (14 days ago)
One word "respect"🙏
Thanks alpha this video touched me
david gress (14 days ago)
It's like seeing your dad cry....
Muqaddar Khan (14 days ago)
U are a hero Man!!!
Carl Lavoie (14 days ago)
Excellent video!! I'm currently going through a very bad personal moment myself - probably the darkest of my life - but when I compare that to yours, mine is literally a walk in the park and I've no right to complain about nothing at all...honestly!! It's all about putting everything in perspective... Your videos are really helping me to understand the events that are happening around me and where I'm currently standing... Thank you very much!!
You're the best bro😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Priyansu Kumar (14 days ago)
Well done👍👍👍
Nikolaus Cascio (14 days ago)
Up the alpha
Hawkeyes (15 days ago)
You can tell he genuinely means what he says. That what I like about his vids
yvon ulysse tervil (15 days ago)
Behind every great man story, there is a tragedy
Bryan (15 days ago)
Alpha you are NO mistake ❤️ 2 years later and still strong!
Mustafa Khan (15 days ago)
Aron we are crying too
L V (15 days ago)
Thanks for sharing. That's how you handle adversity. 💪
Zainul-Aabedin Ipli (15 days ago)
I love you maaahn.... Saw so many of your videos n really inspiring .... While only few turn me off.... (But that doesn't make any difference... )....
King Grue (15 days ago)
My story, “Today I’m going to tell you a part of my story” Hahahahaha
Les Paul (15 days ago)
real men cries
yowowftw (15 days ago)
Love you man
Gabriel Monteiro (16 days ago)
I'm watching this video for the 5th time now. I don't know why but I am Alpha, you're the man
Rajat Kumar (16 days ago)
We r with u man, always. LUV from India
Jesus Cabral (16 days ago)
What? you live in Atlanta?!!?1 your an hour away from where i live
Phoenix Cs (16 days ago)
pls linda comeback and just get-together with Him i feel really bad 😢😢
Spitta504TV (16 days ago)
Thank You...
Chahin Akrimi (17 days ago)
Happy for you my man
Arnau Gómez Del Campo (17 days ago)
Arnau Gómez Del Campo (17 days ago)
Love u man
Abyss Productions (17 days ago)
You are an amazing human being, thank you for sharing yourself with all of us, you have helped me beyond what you could even know. I have no one except watching these inspirational videos, helps me.
nbbhatt9000 (17 days ago)
Good one. Aron. I find your energy super cool. God bless u. Love from India
kripto gaming (17 days ago)
Dude I watch your vids all the time and u makes me feel worth something
nirmal babu (18 days ago)
Desr friend, you are really a blessed and gifted person. Nice to have met you
Mike Rotch (19 days ago)
Someone close to me recently committed suicide and now I can’t get out of bed in the morning, can’t force myself to go to university classes and I’m completely isolating myself. Alpha, thanks for giving me comfort, I hope I improve soon.
Kalle Andersson (19 days ago)
Wow dude! Thank you for showing your emotions and telling your story. Life has its ups and downs but that's the challenge. Every struggle you win, it will make you stronger.
Chaman Chutiya (19 days ago)
Make this guy King of the world already.😭
Barricade 2oo4 (19 days ago)
Your a really strong person alpha. Mentally and physically and not a mistake
Shane Rowsey (19 days ago)
So inspiring
Sam Lyles (20 days ago)
I needed this today. Thank you, brother.
floRida (20 days ago)
Good video.
Miles Paul Martin (20 days ago)
Thank you for sharing brother!
De void (20 days ago)
Who is Aaron?
Emma Patterson (20 days ago)
Matt (20 days ago)
Draw my life?
Talic WWIV (20 days ago)
This video may be like 3 years old by now but damn did I really really need to here this in my life right now and I'm only 22. Best wishes to you Alpha
Lalo Quiroz (20 days ago)
Two years later this video comes to me: thank you! THANK YOU!!!! For your tears. For your life in words.
Daniel Rios (21 days ago)
Alpha m. u are my hero, i love you bro, u channel change my mind to be better, god bless u, love u from Mexico Baja California☺
Tyler Heath (22 days ago)
Uhh, clearly you’re not a mistake, you were put here to make millions of people get along in life, you help so many people. Keep it going
hudson reibert (22 days ago)
thanks for everything you’ve motivated me to do and help myself overcome things. i was going through lots of depression and suicidal thoughts and went through a bad breakup with a girl i really loved. you helped me get all my life back together and i’m glad i started watching your videos. thanks aaron, wish the best for you and keep being the man.

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