Bredhan Stowe inspires and continues to provide inspiration to those who need it most. Indeed, he is an image to reckon, a good man with a great image that has been dedicated for the betterment of himself, those around him, and those he love most.
Bredhan is just like one of us, he dreamed, strived, worked hard for what he wanted to become in life and in the end eventually achieve that dream and succeeded. He has a taste of both worlds, the poor and the rich and he can happily say that it has done him a lot of good to be poor when he was child because he was able to appreciate all that he is enjoying right now.
“There is something great with being a poor,” he says. “I am never ashamed of who I was because it did help me become who I am right now.”
Brendhan was born in 1980 to a poor family. His dad was an automechanic living in the suburbs of Vancouver. He left them when he was 10 and Brendhan has to help his mother make ends meet, being the eldest of the three siblings. Her mom worked hard just to send them to school and provide food for the family and in turn, Brendhan really studied hard so that someday he will become successful. Working as a cashier in a local convenient store on weekdays, his mom, Martha, sidelined as a florist on weekends.
“When I was young, I knew I had a responsibility to make. And I believe that responsibility is to help my mother and my sibling,” he recalled, remember how hard life was, although he never hated that way of life.
“I tried to maximize my time. It has been quite stressful but I I’ve managed it. I then 10 but I was already working, helping my mom mend our meager income. That is, I believe the best education that I had because it taught me a lot and made me an even better person,” Stowe recalled.
When Brendhan finished high school, he thought he will never have the opportunity to step in college. Until luck came by his side when his father, who became affluent this time, offered to support him to make up for all the years he wasn’t around his family. Although initially reluctant to accept his father’s offer, her mom, ever the practical, pushed his son to accept the college offer because she knew this was his son’s chance to become successful.
“At first I had my hesitation. Of course, the pain was still there and I still wonder what the heck is he doing here? Trying to mend the last 8 years of my life without him? But then, I realized he is my father. I have to forgive him.” Eventually, they reconciled and father and son soon became close just the way they were.
Stowe studied finance and worked at the college as a working student to have some spare cash to help her mom and sustain his day to day needs without neglecting his studies. He eventually graduated with top honors and immediately landed a job at one of Vancouver’s top real estate firms. It seems that it has already his habit to give his best when working so in just one year, he became one of the firms top assets, closing deals one after the other, thus, he was called Vancouver’s real estate wonder boy.
Taking a step further, Brendhan decided to move forward and built his own firm. His hard work and determination made the business a success and it became one of Vancouver’s top real estate brokerage firms.
“If you have hard work, luck will easily come your way. It happened to me. I’ve my share of it. I believe you’ve just have to do your share of your work and you’ll have it in no time,” he shares one time in an interview.