Keep Faith & Smile, Life is Actually Simple
By Kirsty Leigh
I am lucky, I grew up with a father who read a lot about the law of attraction and self help books to both improve your outlook on life and get to where you want to be career wise and money wise... He would always tell my sister and I things like don't give up, persist with the things that you love. He would also praise us a lot and tell us he is proud no matter what and still does to this day.
I saw past it, but it really has helped more than I had thought, it helped me believe I can achieve and have whatever I wanted in life and that I am worth having a good life. He bought me The Secret To Teen Power and it became clearer to me.
I dream a lot which I am grateful for, I have actually received a lot of what I have imagined, not knowing that I had done it with my own imagination, and thinking it was just a coincidence. Of course it's not coincidence. I had brought all my experiences to me.
The first book I have ever read from front to back is The Secret to Teen Power and I watched the DVD of The Secret when I was 17. Before that, I was going down a bad path that I started to feel I had no control over. I felt as though there was something bad waiting around the corner, and everything that went wrong was bringing me closer to something worse, and the longer I believed this, the longer it happened and it became true. Until I said to myself I have to stop this, do I want to dwell and accept these bad things that are happening to me and be powerless? Of course I didn't. My new positive attitude brought me to The Secret...
Firstly, I asked and imagined money, work and independence in the city - I received all three, worked 3 jobs earning around $700 a week, sharing a nice apartment right in town.
I then imagined a job in makeup, which is my passion. I met photographers and models and created my own portfolio and got paid for the work that I did. After searching for months I found a job even better than what I had asked for; In a salon doing makeup almost everyday, but also doing makeup lessons, courses, spray tanning and hair styling (all of what I had wanted to do eventually). The salon was also one I had passed for weeks and months thinking I would love to work there! It was very nice and popular where I live. I received an email from the owner out of the blue offering a position, I was shocked and stoked! I nearly cried, I went in person to hand in my resume, and got a trial and interview 1 week later. I went for my trial and got along well with the owner (the lady I did a trial makeup on) though I didnít hear from them for a week, then 2 weeks, and I started to worry.
I followed up by email and they called me back for a second interview... I persisted and kept the passion and imagination, every time I drove past I imagined myself in there, behind the counter serving customers.
They wanted to hire me because of my attitude, not my skills (they said I had skill but probably needed training). But they could see my passion, persistence and willingness to do the best I could. So they hired me on traineeship on $7 an hour, and put me through a Napoleon course which they had paid for =)
Months later they made me a staff member and raised my pay. A few months after I'd been going between both salons, doing hair and makeup, having no doubts and just looking ahead, I was wanting to do more and be the best I can. They raised my pay once more, and I am now managing the salon, 2 minutes from my new home which I have moved into, the one I had imagined, modern, affordable and close to work. My pay will soon be rising once again which I cant wait for!
All of this happened in the last 7 months, its unbelievable. I have to reflect and be grateful sometimes, as our minds get very side tracked. But it is good to remember where you started, all the wonderful things you have brought into your own life, and the success that you have already had; it gives you motivation and peace of mind.
I want to travel, and be a well known makeup artist internationally, I want to see my work on billboards. I want to live in a nice home, I want beautiful relationships, that are loving, I want to find my soulmate.
I want to live my life the best I can.
It all starts with an imagination and belief. If you think that life is hard, or that this new attitude will be hard, it will be. Everything comes from within. You can have a wonderful life! It is easy! just change your state of mind and forget the past
Spread joy and love and keep on smiling. Keep your imagination alive, miracles will happen it's no joke xo
About Kirsty Leigh from Australia:
18 years old, living on my own with big dreams for the future!