Professional Wrestler, Actor, Rapper, TV presenter
April 23, 1977
Elizabeth Huberdeau (2009-2012)
You might know him from his spectacular moves during the WWE events, or maybe from his various TV appearances as an actor or presenter. Whatever the means through which you got to know this man, I guess you immediately felt sympathy for him even though he has always been a hate me or like me, individual.
John Cena is, in fact, one of the most beloved TV personalities in the US. With over 20 years of activity in the show-business, he managed to accumulate a fortune of $57+ million over his successful career. He has been a five-time United States Champion and a WWE sixteen-time world champion.
As of 2019, John Cena has an estimated net worth of $ 57 million.
Born in Massachusetts on April 23, 1977, he is of half Italian descent. He studied at Springfield College from where he graduated with a degree in exercise physiology in 1998.
In 1999 he began his wrestling career at Ultimate Pro Wrestling where he participated until March 2001, after having held its title for 27 days. That was the time where he got his nickname “The Prototype.” After that, he participated in the World Wrestling Federation with which he signed a developmental contract in 2001 and fought with many good wrestlers.
In 2002 he started his journey in the WWE when he accepted the fight with Kurt Angle that had challenged him sometime before. He fought him, and since he had an incredible match, he got complimented by the authoritative figure of The Undertaker, even if he lost against him. After that, he had various matches with other excellent WWE fighters like Chris Jericho, Chavo & Eddie Guerrero and D-Von Dudley.
His first huge success came in 2005 when, by defeating JBL at WrestleMania, he won his first World Championship. Apart from his success as a wrestler, he has also been successful on the TV as an actor. In 2006 he starred in various movies like “The Marine,” 12 rounds, Daddy’s home, etc.
5 Tips to Succeed
Tip #1: Don’t waste time and energy over the uncontrollable
It’s useless that you try to control uncontrollable outcomes. Life is mostly unpredictable, and if you put all your energy on the things that do not matter, you will consume a lot of your time and your energy into petty stuff that won’t produce you most of the results.
Tip #2: Learn from everybody
Everybody has something to teach you, whether it is your parents, friends or even six years old child that pinpoint something about you honestly. Don’ t close your ears when it’s time to receive constructive criticism. Open them up so that you will take on that precious advice that will help you fill the blind spots that you might not be able to see.
Tip #3: Focus on the immediate things
Even if it’s good to have a long term vision of what you want, it’s not the best thing to do to focus on the longer-term stuff when you have to do certain things today. What matters at the end is the present moment because the future is creating by molding and shaping the present moment that’s in front of you.
Tip #4: Surround yourself with beautiful people
You re the sum of the average five people that you spend your time with. If you surround yourself with people that are toxic to you or that won’t help you become a better person, then you’re shooting yourself on your feet and slowing down not only your growth process but also harming your psychological health.
Tip #5: Never give up
Life is not supposed to be comfortable as there will be times where you’ll need to push through with all your courage and strength. You will undoubtedly fail if you are shooting for goals that are outside of your comfort zone. Anyway if you don’t get up after those failures, you will not go past the low moments of life, after whose there’s always a better moment after, a moment where you’re forged as a new human being.
“If you don’t learn from your mistakes, they become regrets.”
“A man’s character is not judged by his victory moments but by the moments when his back is against the world.”
“To succeed, I have to believe every night in my heart that I’m the best.”
“I never back down, and I never quit.”
“The big moments for me are moments where I can contribute.”
“Respect everybody, even your enemies and competitors.”
3 Lessons we can learn from his story
Lesson 1: Be Eclectic
Cena has been gifted with the ability not only to be a great sportsman but also with the one to be a great entertainer. He was aware of those talents of his and exploited them to rise as high as he could. Start by mastering one skill or business and then expand into the other ones, based on what you’re good at.
Lesson 2: Put in the work
He has always put in the work to become great at what he does. His discipline, commitment, and drive didn’t let him stop both in front of physical adversities and front of psychological ones, especially when he was hated or stabbed in the back from other people. Work hard every day, and you’ll soon reap the benefits of your work.
Lesson 3: Reflect and get up after every failure
Failure is inevitable when you have to go past your comfort zone. Anyway, if you let failure stop you, you’ve lost an opportunity to let this failure make you grow. This doesn’t mean anyway that after every crash, you should immediately act back and repeat the mistake, that’s why the reflection part is fundamental. Reflect on what made you fail, get up, and act differently, and one day you’ll get to where you want to get.
His rap album “You can’t see me” has been certified platinum in the United States.
He is a philanthropist and participates in many charitable activities.
He worked as a limousine driver.
John Cena has been one of the most successful and notorious wrestlers in the entire world. His success didn’t limit itself only to wrestling though, as he also made it through various businesses such as the acting and music ones. Thanks to his massive successes in the show and entertainment businesses, he managed to accumulate a fortune of $57 Million.