Chad De Luca is a decorated and experienced professional in the sports industry and a Napoleon Hill devotee. He is also one of the co-authors of Journeys To Success: The Millennial Edition.
Adversity is something we all deal with. Very few people look at adversity as a conduit to drive growth and development. Recently I dealt with Napoleon Hill’s “Adversity and Defeat” concept when I left a job without a plan. If you read my book "Journeys to Success- The Millennial Edition," based on the success principles from Napoleon Hill, then you'll recall I spoke in depth about manifesting goals you have. I left my previous job without an immediate position to go to and it was scary.
Napoleon Hill speaks in volume in “Think Big and Grow Rich” about manifesting your destiny and manifesting your goals through The Law of Attraction. I used this principle when I was recently in between jobs.
Using the principle of “Controlled Attention” I wrote down my goal. I wrote down on November 1st, 2016 "I have the job I want on February 1st, 2017." I hung it above my bed and looked at it every single day I woke up and went to sleep. I wrote this using the "As If" principle of thinking from the end and having my consciousness aligned with the reality I wanted to be in. I wrote down exactly what my job would entail, my responsibilities, my salary, my benefits, and my title. I wrote down a specific date to be able to make progress towards a timeline. I had the “Creative Vision” to see from the end where I wanted to be, what I wanted to be doing, and what my path looked like.
Napoleon Hill refers to this when he talks about personal initiative, nobody is going to do you a favor especially when you’re out of a job and especially at the end of the year. You have to go out and make it happen. You have to be open to learning, open to criticism, and versatile to rebrand yourself with you “Mastermind Alliance” which Napoleon Hill talks refers to as a trusted group of advisers that you seek inspiration and advice from.
I went out and networked, built relationships, strengthened relationships, applied to over 100+ jobs, got coffee/drinks (water for me) with friends and mentors, redid my resume, and wrote a cover letter and edited it with the help of friends. When I finally got an interview through a network connection I had built, I over-prepared, I called in people who knew the person I was interviewing with and asked if they could put a good word in for me. The interview was amazing and we gelled.
To really show how badly I wanted this job I ordered a whole pizza pie and sent it to the person who interviewed me but told them to remove a slice. I wrote a thank you e-mail and in the e-mail I said thank you and then wrote "Hoping to be the 'missing piece to the pie' on your team." Needless to say it worked and they loved it.
As scary, stressful, and annoying unemployment was I am so grateful for having gone through it. I became humbler. I appreciate having a job. I eliminated entitlement from my mindset and instead show that I have something to prove in making a career pivot and being open to learning. I was able to have the greatest experience of my life traveling to Nigeria to speak at the 2016 Eckankar African Seminar and meet with so many inspiring and loving people. I was able to volunteer more and help people who were in need. I was able to promote the book and also look at another book and screen play passion project I can do to honor my late grandfather.
I'm sharing my experience with you because manifesting your goals is real and this is a tangible example of what happens when you plan and execute. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to work for Publicis Media Sports doing what I am passionate about. There are a lot of things going on right now that are challenging in this world, but for me right now there is light.
Residing in the heart of New York City, Chad De Luca is a decorated and experienced professional in the sports industry. He is currently the Supervisor for Sponsorships at Publicis Media Sports. After time spent with the NBA, Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets, New York Yankees, WME|IMG, and Vision Critical.
Chad De Luca has been able to find success in working with brands, businesses, and sports teams to ensure they are maximizing and leveraging their partnerships with tangible ROI data.
He is an internationally recognized speaker with Eckankar, a Dale Carnegie Course Graduate, and a philanthropist with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Additionally he is a "Big" Mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.
Chad De Luca has been a featured guest lecturer at St. John's University and Ithaca College on topics including Sports Sales, Social Aspects of Sports, and Consumer Behavior in Sports.
Chad De Luca has been interviewed on TV and radio for insight on dream interpretation and beyond meditation, and their impact on our pursuit of excellence in business, health, relationships, creativity, and spirituality.