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Interview With Eugene Campbell lll Professional basketball player entrepreneur and philanthropist

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Hi! How Are You?

I am blessed and happy to be alive and blessed to be able to play the sport I love professionally.

Tell us about your background, what has gotten you to where you are today?

My name is Eugene Campbell III. I am a third named after my father and grandfather. I have a sister and two lovely parents Kim and Eugene Campbell Jr. I am a college graduate from New Jersey City University. I have three degrees including an Associates Bachelors and Masters degree in psychology. I own a nonprofit organization called walkamilenourshoes in which we hand deliver shoes, clothes and essential needs to those in need all over the world. We have helped many communities around the States from New Jersey to New York to Pennsylvania, Utah and even in Europe. I am also a proud brother of Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural fraternity Inc. which has had a huge impact in my life. I am also the owner of a clothing brand called dif-fer-ent. The message behind the brand is to inspire those to be themselves no matter what others say or thing always be you. Being dif-fer-ent is good and it makes us who we are. I have reached this point in my life by being resilient and ambitious. I never settle and I’m never comfortable with being average. I also want to do better and this has helped me reach success. I give everything in life 110% and I never give up. Even if I fail I learn from my failure and the next time around I always figure out how to succeed in whatever it was that I failed doing. I always walk around with a chip on my shoulder especially on the basketball court. I play every game like it is my last and like I have something to prove. This has made me the man I am today.

 

Where are you from?

I am from Jersey City, New Jersey.

Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Basketball is something that has been in my family since I was a little boy. My father played basketball along with my sister so basketball wasn’t very foreign in my household growing up. Although I was around the game I didn’t start taking it seriously until I was cut from the basketball team my freshman year of high school. I wasn’t cut because of my talent, I was cut because the coach had his favorites. This is what gave me that permanent chip on my shoulder that I have today.

I came back sophomore year making the JV team then played varsity my Junior and Senior year. It wasn’t until the last game of my senior year in high school that I wanted to take basketball to the next level. I was able to have a solid college career playing and put in a lot of late nights and early mornings of hard work which gave me the opportunity to play basketball overseas. Now I am in my second year of playing overseas looking to play in multiple countries following my dreams and motivating others around me.

Who are some of the most interesting people you have interacted with?

The most interesting people that I have interacted with are the people in these European countries I have been in. They are interesting because they have such a different upbringing than me as an American man and their culture is very different than mine. It is very interesting to see how the people in Moldova laughed at me for purchasing plastic forks and spoons calling me strange. It is very normal in my upbringing to use plastic forks and spoons but in Moldova they are very traditional using silverware. It was very interesting in Armenia to see people never using a dryer when they are doing laundry. In America people always use dryers after washing clothes but here it is very traditional to just let clothes dry outside whether its hot outside or not.

You have been blessed with success in a career path that can be challenging. Do you have any words of advice for others?

My word advice to the beautiful people in the world is that if tou have a dream write it down and look at it every single day. Make sure that everyday you are working towards your dream and don’t let anyone or anything stop you from working towards it. We all have the same 24 hours in a day to make sure yours is productive goal oriented. As long as you work hard and trust the process all of your dreams will become a reality.

How can our Audience Connect with you?

You can connect with me on Instagram @i_am_gene_campbell

Twitter @iamgenecampbell

Facebook @Eugene Campbell

 

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