Mexican-raised American Jose Morales proves his passion and commitment to his dream by opening his dream boxing academy, the Jose Morales Boxing Academy, despite facing numerous challenges as an undocumented immigrant in the United States.
Raised by a single mother and starting work at the age of 14 to help pay rent, Morales faced limitations due to his legal status and struggled to obtain a driver’s license, often having his car impounded. However, he refused to let these obstacles hold him back and worked hard to achieve his dreams. Through determination and a positive mindset, he was able to set himself as an inspiration to others like him who want to take the same path to success. “Regardless of all the reasons to not do something with my life, I always defined the odds,” shared Morales.
Motivated by the desire to be the first undocumented immigrant to succeed and make a positive impact in his community and country, Morales founded his boxing academy to inspire others to overcome their own challenges and achieve their goals.
“I want them to know that it doesn’t matter what you are dealing with or where you are,” said Morales. “What matters is what’s in your head and what actions you take to back up what’s in your head.”
Jose Morales also shares his experiences and insights on overcoming adversity, building a successful career, and making a positive impact in the community through his podcast. In his space, Morales speaks about the power of kindness, teamwork, and the importance of tapping into one’s passion and shaping it into a lucrative business model. He shares his knowledge and experiences through conversations with a variety of guests, including NBA players and other successful individuals.
In addition to his podcast, Morales is also passionate about mentoring and influencing youth and teens, sharing his own adversities and failures as a way to inspire and motivate them to pursue their own dreams. Through his stories and those of his guests, Morales highlights the successes and failures of life and the value of creating a positive impact in the community.
Through hard work and determination, Morales has overcome obstacles and achieved his dream of opening a boxing academy. He hopes to inspire others to do the same, regardless of their background or circumstances.