Dreams do come true!
Using The Secret:
Both of us are amazed by ‘The Secret’. We realize that we have been employing many of it’s methods through out our whole relationship together, including the way we met. I visualized the type of wife i wanted – the way she would look, her personality and her interest in being a part of my business – and then in walked Mindy. Immediately I knew she was the one. It was love at first sight.
Together the two of us developed and grew our organization. Over the last few years, however, we allowed other people to tell us how to run things and we lost sight of our vision and forgot to ask for what we want, instead relying on those other people.
Recently we watched The Secret (over and over) and have completely changed our way of thinking, communicating and acting.
Despite other people’s pessimistic comments that we would not find what we were looking for (a house downtown with several specifications as to what would be inside and nearby; a new office -our first- within walking distance of our house and also with several specifications as to size and set up – all within a 2 month period), we just talked about what we wanted and outlined all the ideal components.
We did not listen to the naysayers and instead talked as though we knew we were going to get what we wanted, no matter how impossible it may seem to them.
Suddenly, a listing for a house came up in an area that we never even considered, the upscale Yorkville area. This area is safe, has lots of stores and restaurants around, a dog park closeby, organic stores, health conscious businesses, yoga studios, gyms and it’s right on the subway line – just as we requested. The house itself has a large backyard for our 3 dogs (uncommon for downtown Toronto), the perfect size indented area for our hottub, a large basement with the perfect ceiling height for our home gym, a master bedroom with hardwood (what i needed for my allergies) -while the rest of the upstairs is carpeted (what we wanted for the cozy feel), the same colour hardwood on the main level as our pool table, a room large enough for our pool table, a kitchen that is big and open yet has all the appliances in a little area (as designed in our head), a front porch for the dogs to sit out and watch for other dogs, a sitting area in the front where we can people watch, a third floor where we could set up a movie theatre type TV room, enough rooms for everything we requsted (master, office, yoga/zen/meditation, library/puzzle/guest), several bathrooms including an ensuite (uncommon for older houses downtown), lots of character and trims, an area for the dogs to eat their food separate from the main part of the house… The list goes on and on. PLUS it was within our price range! 🙂
Now here’s the best part. After we signed the papers, we realized that it was time to start looking for the office since we now knew the area where we were living.
That day we went back to the house to check out the area. We looked down our street, saw a nice building with a big ‘For Lease’ sign in the window. We both saw it at the same time… looked at each other and said ‘That’s our new office. We want that. The setup will be perfect, exactly what we need”. So we called the agent and within an hour we knew we were right! The place is perfect… It’s the right size, has a lot of office space, an idea/boardroom, it’s own bathroom, a big area complete with mirrors and a padded floor -perfect for our fitness type workshops and seminar series, and a long wall where we can hang posters and articles of our athletes and events!!!
The only thing left to ensure The Secret was followed through to its entirety was to negotiate down the price. Originally the agent told us the building owners would not budge and that the price (within our budget) was too low. However, we maintained our vision and our belief in the principles of The Secret. The next day we were signing the documents… Not only had we gotten the price reduced, but we also got 2 free months! The agent was shocked and said ‘I don’t know how you did that… congratulations’.
We knew how – thanks to the teachings of The Secret!
Oh – and we moved into both the house and the office the same day within a 2 week period of finding them)!!
We now know nothing is impossible… and we are excited to make the rest of our dreams a reality – and help our athletes, many who began their journey as a means for personal growth and life changes, also realize their goals and aspirations.
A big thank you to the producers and teachers of ‘The Secret’!
Jeffrey Kippel & Mindy Blackstien
Presidents, FAME Media Group
Your Body. Your Goals. Your Time to Shine!