A Lost Soul Finds Her Way.
I am just now understanding the mindset that I had as a young adult in my 20’s. During those days, there were only libraries, no internet or World Wide Web. We had school, family, and friends, that was it. I was taught to know how to do more than one thing, and that no job is ever promised, one could lose it at any given moment. So with that said, I set out on my life’s journey to create my own destiny. I always kept in mind what I saw my parents do. I am proud to be able to look back on my life and see how much I have done and the things I have been exposed to.
Even though there was not a World Wide Web back then, I was still able to stumble upon a cassette by Tony Robbins, an inspirational speaker who grew up near me in San Fernando Valley. I always remember something Michael Jordan said, “Just do it.” I listened to them, yet not fully understanding it. I do not even know what inspired me to even listen to these people. Was it my mindset?
I must say I was successful in all that I did throughout my 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. I was in fashion, a Designer. I was in law enforcement, a home builder, sold Real Estate, sold insurance, was a landscape developer, a jewelry designer, an interior design and I owned a video store. I was also involved in business development. I knew all those years who I was and what I wanted. At least I thought I did.
Then one day in 2008 when I was 51 yrs old, I lost my entire empire. Several homes, land, and a lot of money. I went into complete denial as to what was happening before my eyes. I could not figure anything out. I had all the wrong people in my camp. I did not reach out to other resources for help. I shut the world out. I moved to Utah with my sister, then I left there and moved to Hawaii and that was where I hit my lowest point. Although I was starting a business there, I had a lot of negative people and energy surrounding me and I found myself falling into suicidal mode.
But being the strong-willed, and self-motivated person that I was, I endured and held on to my sanity. Then one day in early 2016, I reached out to a friend in California who had also lost all she had as a builder. She wanted me to come join her in starting up a building development company in California. I accepted her offer. She paid for my ticket and I was there in one week.
About a week after arriving, I was introduced to “The Secret” by a friend. I listened once, then twice. I got the message. I had opened a door to a new beginning. I still did not step in completely. I listened day in and day out for about 3 months. I became consumed with it, especially with Bob Proctor. Then one day I stumbled upon Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”. I felt I was now on the other side of the door. From there I discovered Earl Nightingale, Claude Bristol and more. I was now down a path that I wanted to continue the rest of my life. OMG was all I could say. Power is within each of us is what I discovered, and, that we are what we think about. We as humans are powerful, positive individuals. Many don’t realize it yet and some may never.
My journey since 2016 in my personal development has given me a complete awareness of where I was in my younger days, and where I am today. I understand it now. I will never look back. This journey has to be practiced daily, a new paradigm has to be created. I am truly grateful and thankful for ‘The Secret‘ by Rhonda Byrne. This book is what got me on the path that I am taking today. My life is still changing as I write this story.
A message for all. Start somewhere, just start. The Secret is a great start because it touches on various aspects. And then when you get it, take the next steps to learn more. Trust me!