My story starts when I was 15 at comprehensive school and it was becoming the time to start taking exams. Prior to this I had always been in the classes with the children who found it difficult to learn for whatever reason; my class was nicknamed the ‘mitmot class’ by the other children. At this time of my life I really believed everything that people would say about me, things like, “You are thick,” and, “You will never become anything apart form useless. When it was time to start the exams my teacher told me that the school would not waste money on me and that I would not be sitting the exams.
After leaving school with a very bad inferior complex I joined the army for nine years, went through a divorce at the age of 29, and was living alone in a one bedroom flat surrounded by drug and alcohol abusers. It was only a matter of time before I became one myself.
All the time this was happening I knew that I wanted more from from life, only I believed at the time that people like me did not deserve the better things in life and I was destined to a life of drink and drugs.
One night I was staggering home from a very long drinking session when a police lady stopped me and and arrested me for drunk and disorderly. This cost me £150.00 fine, a night in the police cells, and the embarrassment of having my name in the local newspaper.
It’s now time to sort myself out. I found myself employment working in a care home for the elderly. Suddenly I felt something rewarding and working with the elderly and listening to their life stories was the most amazing thing that I had ever done.
One year later I met a young lady ten years younger than me. We got married and now have two children. For the first fifteen years of the marriage we struggled to make ends meet. I worked silly hours to provide for the family and soon started getting promotions at work. I eventually became the operations manager for a training company.
Then I started studying NLP/HNLP, and one of the candidates on my practitioner course asked me if I had ever read The Secret and told me that it was a must read. Believing that I had dyslexia this was not something I would normally do, but I did.
After reading the book four times things in my life suddenly started to make sense. The police women that arrested me all that time ago has given me two amazing daughters and I have a wonderful home in the country side. The Secret has shown me that I can have whatever I want and all I need to do is SEE IT, BELIEVE IT, LIVE IT, RECEIVE IT.
I now walk my dog on the hills behind my home and sit on the top and reflect on my life, and as I think of all that has happened and of all that I have now, I have so much to be grateful for, and having The Secret is one of them. Thank you for your input into my life.