From Stress To Success
Today is 17 Nov 2012.
My story starts a year back on 17 Nov 2011. I was 58 years old at that time. I had worked all my life doing church work. No marketing skills, no internet skills, no entrepreneur skills.
My dream was to spend the next 40 years helping my family and parents and funding charity work.
But how? I really had no idea.
On that blizzardly cold day I was living in an Extended Stay Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire – freezing cold outside and I was selling sheepskin in a mall over the holidays. I spent Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and New Years working 12 hours a day 7 days a week for 3 months. The power went out for a day so I was selling with a flashlight!
Why? I needed the money. I made $20,000 during that time but I wanted $100,000 a year, some how, some way.
I sold and smiled but inside I was crying out….”help” … there must be an easier way to make my dreams come true.
The next day a man and his wife came into my store. After a brief conversation we realized that we were on the same page in terms of our wish to help people. He handed me a book called “The Secret”, A CD set called “The Power” and a DVD called “The Secret”.
I was grateful. I started listening to The Power CDs in my car on the way to and from the job. And then I watched the DVD on Thanksgiving and again at Christmas ( my only 2 days off ).
I listened to those CDs at least 30 times over because I was going to be there at that job for 90 days.
In listening to Rhonda talk, I realized I had been complaining about my not so fun life mostly to myself in my head. I had been looking to others for my happiness. And the result was a disaster really… I was not happy. I was just getting by and did not really see my future as bright and stress free. Deep inside me I was scared and had the mindset that I was going to be struggling to just make a living. Forget the dreams of helping others.
Rhonda Byrne started telling me to be grateful….grateful for EVERYTHING and EVERYONE. She taught me to get off the cranky horse and get on the cheerful horse. She taught me to order what I WANTED in life from life’s catalog and then be grateful for having it immediately…even before it came and to believe that I already do have it.
I decided to ask for “$100,000 income by the end of 2012”. I put my foot down and was not going to struggle anymore. That amount would more than double what I was struggling to make in the past.
I taped several $100,000 checks made out to me all over the hotel.
January came and my sales gig was over. So now I had to find work again. It was January 2nd.
And then I got a horrible phone call. My son was in a motorcycle accident in Tucson AZ – broken bones and needing surgery. I raced from the East Coast to the West Coast to be with him. I spent the next 3 months helping him to walk and then run again.
I was so busy and so focused that I never even had time to “worry” about how I was going to make $100,000 in that new year. Yet I had lost 3 valuable months so now I had to make that money in 9 months not 12.
While I was helping my son I got a phone call and it was from a friend that told me about a profit sharing opportunity with an online advertising company. I signed on. But then forgot about it. My goals were not in the forefront of my mind any longer.
Once he was better I got myself a job selling jewelry and making only 600.00 a week. But another blow… I only lasted two weeks. I got too ill to keep on selling jewelry on the road so I had to quit. I spent 2 months getting myself healthy and built up physically again.
So here it was June of 2012. How was I going to make this $100,000 target? I had lost 1/2 year already. I took another job that would pay me only $20,000 for the year. I was grateful but ….still $80,000 away from my target.
I kept being positive and my profit sharing account from back in March started to grow into a nice business. I worked from June to November as hard as I could and kept myself as happy and grateful as possible. I never stopped believing that I could have what I asked for. I watched my profit sharing business grow larger and larger.
And then it happened….I realized what I had done…..
Today is 17 Nov 2012. I looked into my profit sharing account and saw that for the month of November 2012 I will make $7500.00. And in Dec 2012 I will make a total of $11,000 for that month alone.
I was actually stunned and just sat at my computer staring at the screen for a moment with emotion welling inside me.
Tears streamed and a smile came to my face. I realized that I had been so busy working that I hadn’t noticed that I had received what I asked for almost a year prior.
$7500.00 a month is $90,000 a year. $11,000 a month is $132.000 a year. The Secret works. I wanted to go running down the street telling everyone I met. I called friends, emailed my kids…I could not shut up about it. This is not difficult. I proved it.
I went from $1500 a month income to $11,000 a month income by doing what Rhonda Byrne says to do in The Secret and The Power.
This is a true story. No hype, no embellishment. Just the facts.
Now pay close attention to this one little detail. When I ordered what I wanted from the Universe back in Dec of 2011,
I said exactly this…. “I want to make $100,000 income by Dec 2012”
And that is exactly what happened. I didn’t make $100,000 for the entire year of 2012. But I didn’t ask for that either now did I?
I said I wanted to make $100,000 by Dec of 2012.
So the Universe delivered exactly that.
As of Dec 2012 I am earning over 10,000 a month and that’s what I asked for.
Now if I would have asked the Universe for $100,000 total in the year 2012. I would have made $100,000 total for 2012.
Instead I got what I ordered from the catalog of life.
And that is a $100,000 a year income by Dec 2012. See the difference.
So carefully decide what you are going to order from life’s catalog. State it well because if you do what Rhonda Byrne says to do you WILL get it.
And in closing I will tell you that I have 8 checks written out to myself from “The Universe” taped up all over my house.
They all say $500,000 in 2013.
And when I sat down to order from the catalog I asked for this:
“Please give me $500,000 total income for the year 2013.”
and I also said “Thank You!”
End of story. Hope you liked it. I will write again in Nov of 2013.