From Homeless Drug Addict to a Millionaire: Khalil Rafati on How to Be Successful (Even If You Aren’t Smart)

From Homeless Drug Addict to a Millionaire: Khalil Rafati on How to Be Successful (Even If You Aren’t Smart)
The Oracles

September 4, 2018
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In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Khalil Rafati, author of “I Forgot to Die,” founder of SunLife Organics. This article condenses thoughts by The Oracles.

What was a defining moment in your life?


Khalil Rafati: When I was 34 years old and eight months newly sober, my mother called to tell me she had cancer. I was homeless, completely broke, a high-school dropout, and a convicted felon and had no potential . There was no way I could help her. That was the lowest point of my life.

I went back to my friend’s guest house, which just had a blow-up mattress—no electricity or furniture. I lay there and sobbed. I came to the harsh realization that I was a complete and utter failure. For the first time in my life, I took full responsibility for everything that had happened to me and to the ones I love . Right there, I made a pact with God that I would never feel that way again, that I wasn’t going to let anyone down anymore.

Khalil shares an interesting fact about himself that not many people know ….

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