Being an immigrant, living in the U.S., requires a special type of mindset – Immigrant’s Mindset – which, typically, is developed over many years living in America, post immigration, when many of us go through unexpected and expected challenges, difficulties, failures, disappointments, and, of course, wins and successes. Immigrant’s mindset is built and strengthen over time and enables us to work and try harder, even then things initially seem impossible. I am thankful and humbled by the opportunities that life in America presented me with, all wonderful people that I have met and learned from over the years, and I am proud to be an American citizen with an immigrant’s mindset!
This book is about me, an immigrant from Ukraine, now a proud American citizen, living in United States for over 20 years now. I hope that by reading my story of childhood in Ukraine, then, migration to America, and all challenges, opportunities, failures, and successes, ups and downs that I've encountered, experienced, and lived through, would inspire and motivate those reading to begin or continue to pursue personal and professional goals and dreams that we all have, but often forget about or put them into the 'I will do this later when I have time' box of our mind.
If you are an immigrant from another country, now living in the United States, I hope that you will be able to relate to some of my experiences that I discuss in this book, and remind yourself how strong, determined, and special your are, and that you can accomplish anything if you are ready and are willing to work hard, and push through various roadblocks and challenges on your path in life to achieve that what you had dreamed of for so long as a child many years ago, no matter anybody else thinks, says, or does.
If you are someone who has never immigrated before, and have always lived in the country of your birth, whether it is the United States or any other country of the world, I genuinely hope that my story will serve as a motivation that you may have needed to take your personal and professional goals and objectives to the next level. Perhaps, it will inspire you to invest more time and energy into your own personal growth and development, or to become a mentor to someone who can benefit from your knowledge and experience. Or, maybe my story will inspire you to travel and see other countries, learn about different cultures, traditions, languages, and people. If you are ready to experience what I call an 'Immigrant's Mindset