Patrick Floyd has always had an aptitude for helping individuals in need, and despite his many professional accomplishments, he has dedicated countless hours to cultivating positive change in his community. Patrick, from Austin, Texas, eventually pursued a career in the technological field. Patrick is now a highly successful telecommunications specialist who is currently establishing a foundation by the name Endless Recovery. Having had personal experience with addiction, the purpose of the foundation is to provide affordable treatment to those unable to access proper care. Patrick takes pride in his ability to help others and is excited to see what the future holds for his initiative.
Why did you decide to start your foundation?
The main reason for establishing this initiative is so that individuals currently struggling with addiction can receive affordable care. Many people do not have the resources available to attend a top tier center, so my primary objective is to provide top-quality care to those who need it the most.
What do you love most about your industry?
Many individuals on the path to recovery find it difficult to show their vulnerability. I aim to provide a space where people can engage in honest conversation and work towards improving both their mental and physical well-being. Having personally battled with addiction, I understand firsthand the struggle, and I wish to help others clear the wreckage of their past.
What does a typical day consist of for you?
I spend a significant amount of time working on the foundation and thinking of ways to further improve the process. However, I also think it is essential to establish a healthy balance between one’s personal and professional life, so I spend as much time as I can with my fiancé. In our spare time we like to find activities that do not revolve around getting a drink. Ultimately, I try to use my time towards building meaningful relationships with the people that mean the most to me.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I would say that initially, I received much of my inspiration from God. However, while on my path to recovery, I realized that many individuals have dealt with similar struggles to myself. Watching those people succeed and break down their barriers is now where I find much of my inspiration today.
Who has been a role model to you and why?
I met two men by the names of Will and Corbin. They are both young men in recovery, and over the last three years, they have both provided an unbelievable amount of support throughout my journey. I was able to relate to these men at a time in my life when I felt that I could not relate to anyone. The vulnerability and honesty that they showed me through the entire process is overwhelming, and they have continued to play a significant role in my life. Watching them achieve their goals has helped me to persevere and continue pushing forward.
What is one piece of advice that you have never forgotten?
I often have to remind myself that I am not in control of the outcome of my own life. I do my best to remember that there is a higher power that is far greater than myself, who is helping me through my recovery. If I can maintain this willingness to seek direction from God, then I am confident I will meet my goals. It is easy to lose faith in challenging times, so I do my best to see the positives in every situation.
What is your biggest accomplishment?
I would say that my biggest accomplishment is coming to a place where I can love myself again, and doing this has helped me to strengthen my personal relationships. I find that I can be much more genuine and I have a mental peace that keeps me happy. This feeling motivates me to continuously improve and evolve.
What is the biggest life lesson you have learned?
The biggest life lesson that I have learned is that as long as I can remain in a positive mental place, I know that there will always be room to grow. The doors that I want open in life will open, it may not necessarily be on my timeline, but as long as I stay willing to give to a power greater than myself, then these doors will open.
What advice would you give to others in your situation?
I would say that you need to try and get outside of yourself more often, by putting others first. You do not necessarily need to look from their perspective, but something that has helped me is that anywhere I go, I try to be the most unbiased person in the room. When your intentions are pure and you approach everything with the purpose of helping others, you are not only helping them but in the process, providing yourself with an internal sense of satisfaction that you have been searching for.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite Bible verse is Jerimiah 29 11, which reads: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I like this passage because it reinforces the idea of patience. I know that most of us are looking for immediate answers; however, most things, such as recovery, are a lengthy process. I work diligently to improve myself every day, but I also have faith that God will lead me in the right direction. I look forward to the future and seeing what plans he has for me.