When Albert was eight he saw his first movie. It was an American movie and he saw people wearing shoes. Every person in the movie wore shoes. At that moment Albert conceived the first dream of his life: He dreamed of going to America to live! He did not know how it could become possible, but he believed he could and would. Someday he would live where everybody had shoes. Without even realizing it, Albert had deployed the most powerful principle that permits human success and achievement. Albert had learned to Aim High! He spent the next eleven year putting himself in position to turn his dream into reality.
After Albert decided he would come to America his friend in Africa teased and ridiculed him. His nickname became “States” and it was not meant to be complimentary or supportive. After all, how could a poor little boy stuck in grinding poverty wind up in America? Where would he get the money to go? How would such a thing be possible? Even if he did make it to America how would he earn a living? Was his dream to become a cab driver in New York? Any reasonable person would know that circumstances like these would be impossible to overcome. Albert heard all these gloomy predictions but never quit believing he could come to American and be successful.
During his high school years Albert wrote hundreds of American colleges trying to obtain a scholarship. Ultimately, Western Maryland College near Baltimore contacted Albert and invited him to come. This was the ticket to America Albert had relentlessly pursued for so long. Today, Albert is an American Citizen and has become one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world. Albert Mensah, the hopeful immigrant from Africa has become America’s Dream Engineer.
Albert’s powerful message of hope and inspiration is based on his own life experience as he shares the practical skills and tools he used to become successful. Albert believes that any person can become more successful if they can conceive a powerful dream that touches the heart of their existence. Albert’s life in Africa and his amazing success since coming to America demonstrates that high achievement always begins with Aiming High in the pursuit of such a dream.