Hi! I'm Brian Stormes & I started Sirius to inspire others to never give up on their dreams.
So, what makes me an inspiration?
Well, I've been through more than my fair share of hardships since childhood and yet I'm still beating down the doors of success.
My story and yours actually may not be too far apart with the exception of some extraordinary traumas I encountered and racism from my own family for being the only "half" Puerto Rican in the family.
I served 15 years in the Navy and through those years I live through plenty more shit experiences as well as some pretty awesome ones.
At a point in the Navy, I actually lost myself and in doing so I went down the deepest darkest hole of depression I'd ever been down. I was mentally screwed, and it showed physically.
I gained ridiculous amounts of weight and began exhibiting neural pains throughout my body that had me begging for an end.
The best way I can describe it is like being tortured by electrical shock, strong enough to have you begging for the end but just weak enough to keep your heart beating.
It was at this point I realized the Navy was no good for my health and parted ways.
I struggled for the first two years after getting out trying to come to grips with what was going on with me.
I was diagnosed with PTSD after about 6 months of being out of the Navy and about a year and half later from then I was finally given the diagnosis of fibromyalgia for my sporadic shocking pains.
Both these diagnoses only made things worse as I allowed them to become my identity.
I became fully disabled. Mentally and physically, I had checked out.
Every bit of drive. Every ounce of fight in me. GONE!
That is until my wife reminded me of what I had told our 24 week premature daughter the day she was born.
That was the wakeup call I needed.
And so, I picked my ass up and started working on building the best version of myself.
I named Sirius after the brightest star in the sky, and Sirius is all about being your best and brightest self. To stand out as your best self in the sea of stars.
It's not about being better than anyone else except who you were yesterday.