If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that health is wealth.

Brian Paonessa came to Las Vegas as a registered nurse six years ago. At the time, he was trying to balance his work and personal life. “The last six years have developed my nursing career, but most importantly, it has shaped my character,” Paonessa says. “It has changed the way I perceive myself and handle situations. I’m truly blessed by God to have learned some valuable lessons now instead of having to learn them later in life.”

Paonessa grew up playing sports. It was his coaches who inspired his unquenchable thirst for success. “I’ve learned that you’re the director of your life. If you don’t like something, only you can change it. I consider myself to be an independent person,” Paonessa continued. “Someone who leads by example. I’ve never needed someone to pat me on the back for my successes. Going out and earning them is the only way I know.”

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