In the face of great adversity, it is important to remain strong and courageous. There is no room in success for personal doubt, especially when it comes to one’s professional life. When faced with challenges in our careers, it is crucial that we do not compromise our standards of excellence and our expectations for ourselves. Dean Kosage, entertainer, author, and entrepreneur, is an example of what happens when a devoted professional commits himself to his goals. Despite facing seemingly insurmountable challenges in his life, Dean Kosage has climbed every mountain he encountered, building a career that stands as a model to others.
Staying Grounded Despite Success
Amway set the stage for the first in several successes for Dean Kosage, inspiring courage and success in the world of business, by quickly becoming a leader in the company. Starting in his early twenties, Dean Kosage became involved with the MLM company as a means of generating income and developing his professional skills. With Amway, he was able to build his reputation as a capable salesman, earning the coveted Executive Diamond status and proving his leadership skills within the company.
However, while Dean Kosage’s career was rocketing, his personal life was spiraling out of control. After going through an extremely difficult divorce, he was left alone as a single parent to raise his daughter, Teagan. Set before him was a challenge: Kosage needed to find a way to raise his daughter with all the love and attention she deserved, while simultaneously refusing to compromise on his professional ambitions. While most individuals would consider this a devastating situation, Dean Kosage found the courage necessary to find balance in his personal and professional life.
One phrase will always remind the world of Dean Kosage, “success through adversity”. Handling the responsibilities of a single parent was something that he took great pride and a sense of accomplishment in. He decided to devote himself to his daughter, homeschooling her until the age of eleven so she could have the best education possible. At the same, he was able to financially provide for his family, continuing his rise in the ranks at Amway. In one short year following his divorce, Dean Kosage had a healthy and happy daughter, as well as an award from 2008 Cambridge Who’s Who, received onstage in front of more than 30,000 individuals and business professionals.