"I was so happy that I found something that I was good at. ... It's true wealth when you find something you love and can work hard at it. All the other stuff is secondary, you know, cars and houses. That comes after the hard work. You can't put the cart before the horse. This was passion and love. It wasn't about the money ... ," he said.
He then charged the youth to dream big: "I'm just a kid from DeKalb County, Georgia, who dreamed big dreams. and I'm still dreaming. The power of believing and dreaming is real. Because that's all I did was dream and believe that these things could happen, and it made me feel good. ... If you believe in doing something, and you've got a goal or dream of getting somewhere, it makes you feel good."
Tucker said a big part of his success is maintaining his spiritual life and how keeping God first is his top priority. "My mama raised me in church ... and I keep my spiritual life going."
He also challenged the middle-schoolers to get serious: "You're never too young to find out what you want to do and to get serious ... . I never was a follower. I didn't want to let my mama and my dad down, so I got serious at a young age. I never thought about giving up. I always just kept working and working. ... I kept working hard, and I wasn't afraid to fail."