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Daily Inspiration: Meet Bruno Ielo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bruno Ielo. 

Hi Bruno, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Hey! My name is Bruno. I’m a husband and father of two amazing boys, Damian and Dominic. I was in construction for 20 years but always felt like I was wasting my talents doing what I was doing, my talent of talking and connecting to people. I’ve always been a very social person, I love meeting and getting to know people and have always been a fan of the reality show Big Brother. One day I decided I was going to audition for the show as I’ve always played along while watching the show and would always say “I would have done this” or felt like I could read people very well. Season 3 auditions come around and I go for it and absolutely crush my audition! I go through the entire casting process with nobody but my wife knowing about it, my family and friends all found out I was on the show when they released the cast publicly! After the show I went back to construction but again felt like I was wasting my gift of being able to talk to people. A year passes and I get a call from the casting producer asking if I would like to be called back for a second season! This is the first time they have asked anyone from Canada to come back and without hesitation I said yes! I felt alive again. So here we are on season 5 playing Big Brother for a second time! After season 5 I end up dislocating my shoulder and have to take a year off of work while I wait to see a surgeon. Now I’m stuck at home with basically one working arm. I’ve always been a gamer and since I was home, I decided to start streaming myself playing video games on a site called Mixer. This is where I felt my talents were starting to come to use, I am now live streaming and talking and connecting to people while making money off of it at the same time! I started getting a lot of momentum so I decided that I would quit my construction job and pursue a life of fulltime streaming. About a year after that Mixer decides it is going to shut down essentially making me lose all of the hard work that I put into the platform and my brand. I had no choice but to move to another platform and start over and that’s where I found Twitch (Twitch.tv/kaponegaming)! I’ve been a fulltime streamer on twitch for a year and a half now with an amazing community and I’m doing something I love for a living while connecting with incredible people each and every day! 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. Being in construction I’ve had back problems and long days. Dislocating my shoulder and having to rebuild my brand 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m known for being on a show called Big Brother and known for being a fulltime Twitch streamer. I’m proud of the community that we’ve built 

How do you think about happiness?
Connecting with people and making others laugh 

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