Stop being a Victim | 40 Under 40 Winner Nelson Tressler

Murder, Rape, and Abuse is just the start of Nelson’s story. Nelson’s mom had him when she was 15 years old. When she was pregnant her father shot two police officers. His mom testified at his grandfather’s murder trial that the reason that his grandfather shot the police officer was because he had raped her, and she was now pregnant with Nelson. Nelson Tressler is the Founder and CEO of
IGotSmarter, a program created to support and motivate people to achieve their goals. For the past 25 years, goal achievement and personal development have been Nelson’s passion; but his true obsession was awakened several years ago as he began the development of IGotSmarter. The principles, philosophies, and accountability intricately built into every aspect of the App have not happened by chance. It is a program comprised of a lifetime of study and determination to succeed not only financially and professionally, but in every area of life.

Nelson’s passion for helping others overcome obstacles in their way came about through the difficult circumstances of his childhood. His story reads like something out of a work of fiction, but it is Nelson’s reality. Rather than using his tragic story as an excuse, he has used it to motivate himself and to help others overcome their own struggles. One of his favorite quotes is, “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” It is his vision to make this world a better place one person and one inspiring goal at a time. He believes goals not only change the current generation, they also change the generations that follow.

Topics

During this interview, Nelson and I discuss the following topics:

  • His background and story 
  • How he was able to overcome the negative mindset despite his background
  • The components of his Goal Setting Program IGOTSMARTER
  • How to ensure people pick the right goals 
  • How to continue working towards your goal despite a slip up during execution. 
  • Qualities to look for in an accountability partner
  • How to properly to test and adjust

Guest Resources

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