This book, The Secret, and Rhonda Byrne have been game changers in my life!
I am a CPA by trade who is employed as a CFO of a Jewelry Company for the last 22 years. I have been married to my awesome wife for 20 years and we have 4 kids. We had always been scrambling for financial freedom and time to do the things we love together.
In March of 2021, I read Jack Canfield’s, “Principles of Success” which gave me a great base for what I really wanted in my life. I was browsing his referrals for the next good book that I could get motivation from to enhance this way of thinking.
After I ran into the book and the movie, The Secret, a number of times on Google as if I had been guided, I downloaded the book on Audible. I listened to it because I often feel I do not have the time to read fast enough. It became a part of my life and my thinking. My thoughts were transformed into the understanding that I can do anything I want with this tool.
Shortly after my first listen to the book, I wrote a compelling letter to my boss that demonstrated all the value I brought to his company. How I had led this company while he enjoys all the benefits that my employment has brought to him. I must have struck a chord somewhere because although I never threatened to quit or to leave, he told me that he agrees with me and asked me what I needed in order to stay. After a week or so of talking, we settled on an additional salary amount that was close to a 35% increase in my salary and a $50,000 contribution to my 401K account.
I continued to listen to The Secret and it became my background in life when driving, working out, or waiting to pick up the kids from school or soccer. Then I read The Power and continued to plow through all of Rhonda’s books. I felt that I had become aware, and my frequency was buzzing at times. Many small but wonderful things happened in my life.
One of Mr. Canfield’s exercises that were recommended is to write down your goals on a list, keep the list, and revisit it from time to time. My number one goal was to see my wife succeeded in her career. She went to school to become a school teacher but with 4 kids, she took a break 15 years ago to raise them and to be there for them. About 4 years ago she decided to study Real Estate, got her license, and ultimately a job with a worldwide Real Estate specialist company. Until recently she had been having limited success, and for various reasons, deals were falling apart at the last minute.
Funny enough, when I told her about The Secret and my other readings, she said that she had also started reading similar books. Some of those books were by some of Rhonda’s featured guests like Bob Proctor. So we just decided to apply The Secret principles and made up our minds that things were destined to happen in the Universe if we believed that they would.
So far this year she has closed on over 7 million dollars in real estate and has prospects contacting her every week. Now, I am working on my financial freedom so I have the luxury of doing exactly what I want when I want to. Right now, I am outlining a book about my childhood and how being adopted affected my life in various stages. How it affected my athletics, my studies, and my career. How by rationalizing the influences of various stories I heard and doing research about who my parents were, those were the things that influenced my decisions and outcomes in my life. If I found out or was told a story to motivate me about my family being something great, I became unstoppable. When I was told something or found out otherwise, it would limit or temper my beliefs and outcomes. When I did research and look back now, I find it totally fascinating how these various distortions of facts, stories, and influences were spot on with the principles of The Secret. Clearly I can see that I am, I will, and I could be whatever I wanted to be all this time.
These are just my first steps on my journey to true happiness and total gratitude. I will make sure I send you a copy of my book for you to see the fascinating details of my journey.