Feel Good, Then LET GO
That’s the actual Secret.
13 months ago, my dad and I started our own business in Judgment Recoveries. At the beginning everything was going great, we had so many customers and were easily making over $6000.00 per month. As soon as we started, though, we let the “fear of the future, just in case we lose it all” take over us. As it did, our business began to fall, a few bad decisions here and there and we ended up making $0.00 monthly and with no money to even get gas.
I didn’t (and still don’t) want to give up what we started. So it never occurred to me the thought of getting a job and become another minimum-wage paid employee (that’s how negative my thoughts were). Constantly, I was looking for the right opportunity, the right moment do do something that would miraculously get us back on track. I had the feeling of going into the library one day and checking out The Secret. I already knew what it was about because I’ve been reading similar books way before The Secret came out; I didn’t get it as soon as it became popular ’cause I thought it was just another book, like the many I’ve read. Man, how wrong was I? Yes, it is just another book, but it explains everything in such an easy way, it had me hooked right away.
I read the book 4 times in one week. Things were starting to slowly turn around. We weren’t getting any money in (I figured out why, I was hating it at the moment, I hated money and everything that had to do with it when I lost it all), so I started to change my focus, change my relationship with money; and before I knew it, I was getting a few bucks here and there. Not enough to pay my bills but it was enough to get something to eat, and for gas.
The only thing I loved during these hard financial times was going out clubbing. I always got in free (now I know why… I always expected to get in free) and since I’m not a big drinker, I never felt the need to get money for a few drinks. I enjoyed the atmosphere and dancing to Latin music all night long. A girl who I thought hated me for personal reasons came up to me one of those nights and we started talking. We became instant friends, and when I asked what she did for work, she told me about this opportunity in which she was just getting started. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to it. But one night we were talking on the phone about business and she invited me to one of ACN’s presentations, so I said why not and just went. When I got there, the whole thing blew my mind away. This business opportunity felt like THE business opportunity I was looking for. I was so blown away by it, when one of their representatives asked me if I wanted to join I yelled, “Yes, of course!” and totally forgot that I needed $500 to get started. Not even once did I let myself think “Yani, you don’t have that kind of money and if you did, you shouldn’t be wasting it just like that.” I just said I wanted in, but that I needed some time to get the money. I kept thinking it would take me months to get that amount of money, but I didn’t let it discourage me.
My friend told me we’d find a way to get me the money and we brainstormed with a few ideas. She kept inviting me to the company’s meetings… and I just kept going, feeling as though I was already a signed-in representative (paying little attention that I was making my way in). One night after one of their presentations, my friend’s father made a commentary about needing a laptop because his laptop wouldn’t turn on. I fix computers as a hobby so I told him I’d look into it and see if I could fix it for him, and I told him I had a totally working laptop, super fast and all, that I didn’t use anymore. He knew I needed the $500 to get in the business, so he told me if I couldn’t fix his old laptop he’d look at mine and think if he wanted it or not.
I tried to fix his laptop but unfortunately it just died on us. I showed him my laptop and he liked it, said he’d think about it and let me know if he’d buy it. As I left his house, I left my laptop behind… the next day my friend calls me saying her father wants the laptop and he had the $300 I was asking for already. We both got really excited and now we were only $200 away from my goal. For a few days I kind of forgot about it, though I did separate the $300 from my wallet so I wouldn’t spend it and I knew I still needed to come up with $200 but I didn’t worry about the “how am I gonna do it” part. All I did for the next few days was hang out with my new found friend, play RockBand with her kids and have a great time, then go home… read, watch movies, spend time with my family, and just focus on feeling good.
One Monday morning I wake up and the first thought that came to my mind was, “I’m gonna get signed-in as a representative by the end of the week.” I wasn’t asking, I was stating a fact. The rest of my day went as usual, that afternoon I saw my dad and he gave me $150 just because he had some extra and wanted to share it with me. I got all teary eyed and thanked him, and the Universe. Up to this day my dad knows nothing about the $500 I was trying to come up with. Now I have $450 and my sister called me this morning saying she has $70 to give me from an iPod I sold her a while ago 🙂 That means I get an extra $20 but hey, who’s complaining? Certainly not me!
The Secret to making The Secret work is to ask and let go of it. The time you spend thinking or visualizing about what you want has nothing to do with how fast you’ll get it. The trick is to Ask, and truly Believe… because when we believe, we have Faith… and with Faith comes the peace of letting it go and putting things in the Universe’s hands to deal with the “hows”… not ours.
Tomorrow I’m going to yet another presentation. This time, I’ll have the money to sign in… and I even have the 5 points needed to qualify. My future has already started to unfold just the way I wanted to.