#15 Wing Lam – Wahoo’s co-founder raises millions for charity
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Tacos – 65 locations in 7 states
- Met his wife when a mutual friend was killed in a motorcycle accident.
- His biggest weakness is that he doesn’t attend church every Sunday.
- His biggest strength is that he is actively involved in many different charities and helping the less priveledged.
- Wing also works with churches and nonprofits teaching them how to market and bring in more money.
- His parents were Chinese/Brazilian Buddhists but he was eventually baptised Catholic.
- Moved to California when he was 14 years old.
- His dark time was after his divorce he realized that he could have done things differently. He realized that you get what you put into a relationdhip.
- Wing became interested in the Christian rock movement which eventually led him to attending Christian churches.
- His aha moment was when his friend Sanford said, “peoples ability to succeed in life is based on their ability to manage expectations.”
- “You can make or break someones day based on what you say to them.” – Wing Lam
- Chose to live and make the best out of whatever your situation is and going to church helps you do that.
- He goes to Friends Church in Orange, California
- The best advice he can give out is that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Wing mostly prays in the morning or at night and while he is surfing.
He recommends the book – Don’t sweat the small stuff.
His favorite Charity is Surfrider Foundation.
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