Sean DeMarco has grown multiple businesses under his name, constantly achieving success and learning in the process. Though, he didn’t actually start that way. In fact, down to the basics, even his name was different, a completely different identity from who he is now—an identity which he found through a dramatic transformation, a series of struggles, and eventual success.
Initially, Sean DeMarco went by the name AJ Rice. He was a regular guy who weighed 422 pounds and didn’t amount to much. At the young age of 18, he underwent gastric bypass weight loss surgery and became Sean Kurtis DeMarco. The procedure completely changed his life and made him an entirely different person with a brand new identity.
Though his journey is far from easy, his complete transformation caused a rift between his relationship with his friends and his peers. After losing 250 pounds in a span of 11 months, his friends would often remark that he had “changed” too much and that he was starting to become a different person. “I began to discover that I never wanted to be fat again. I never wanted to be AJ, the fat guy who everyone made fun of,” lamented Sean.
His desire for a complete transformation completely turned his life around, helping him put a lot of his focus on himself and his eventual success. He recounts many of the excruciating details of his journey in his memoir entitled Finding Me: 250 Pounds Later. He expresses his grueling struggle with weight as a child, the loss of his grandparents who raised him, his health, anxiety, depression, addiction, suicide attempts and the dramatic weight loss that transformed him for life.
“You’ll witness the transformation to the new me, how I managed to deal with it, and how you, too, can get through any struggles you are dealing with. I want to inspire someone with my story. It took me a while to realize that you can’t find happiness in losing weight or changing your appearance. It is the things that you carry inside that you must heal first,” eloquently explained Sean.
In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Sean DeMarco decided to republish his book since many people have been struggling with their weight. He hopes to share his success story after having maintained his weight after eight years allowing him to have a successful modeling career.
Sean DeMarco is a big proponent of investing as a form of generating success. He hopes that others will read his story and start investing in themselves so that they may succeed in any endeavor that they wish to uphold. Nowadays, Sean has become a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker who owns multiple successful brands in the industry.
In the near future, he hopes to continue to start a non-profit organization that educates individuals on underlying mental conditions about why weight gain happens. “You have to tell your story and know you aren’t alone and realize that eating and becoming overweight is due to filling a missing void which is why so many people are gaining weight,” explained Sean. He hopes to stand at the forefront of battling this known issue as well as other mental health issues that are prevalent in our modern society.
To know more about Sean DeMarco, make sure to grab a copy of his book on Amazon to follow along on his remarkable success journey. The book Finding Me: 250 Pounds Later will be available for preorder on July 1, 2021.