Dream Come True Despite Challenges
Firstly, thank you Rhonda and everyone who has made “The Secret” come alive and are bringing joy to everyone.
I am a follower of the Secret since February 2008. And let me tell you, I have never been so happy in my life as I am today.
It’s a little long story, but I request you to read it. Especially my friends who are trying to start their own new business.
I quit my job last year to join my brother in his business. It was his own baby and a one man army. So I thought, why not join him and help him expand the business rather than me working for someone else. At once without second thoughts I gave up my job and joined him.
We were looking to expand our business internationally. We did find out some contacts abroad, but they didn’t work out. Some left us mid way. Then in August 2007, we had a business idea. We started working on it 24/7, day in and day out. When we got that idea out in the market, it wasn’t accepted well. People didn’t respond to our emails, they never gave us appointments, friends thought that we were not good enough. But even during that time we had some people who really tried helping us, and I am grateful to them. To cut a long story short, that business never saw the light of the day. We were again back to square one. The same old one man army, and I could do nothing to grow it in spite of me trying to.
Then one day we were discussing our old business idea about what went wrong. Then suddenly we came up with a new business idea. We were all charged and, just like earlier, we again started full fledged work on it. Lots of work. Me, my brother, and my cousin.
Once the Business proposal was ready, we got it in the market since we needed huge funds for it. And we did not have much funds ourselves. So we started meeting Venture Capitalists. Some of them were extremely rude – they criticized our idea, they said it looked good only on paper, they said we didn’t have the experience etc, etc. It was a complete de-motivation, because we had put our heart and soul in it. We did meet a few people who were encouraging, but not willing to put their funds. At this point in time I want to genuinely thank them, because at that time even those few good words for us were like huge funds. Thanks everyone.
But this time I was not alone. I had “The Secret” with me. I told my brother that come what may, this time we are going to be successful. I have my own Vision Board where I put down whatever I need. So I wrote on a piece of paper that we are going to find someone who will fund our venture and we will be very successful.
Then one day it just struck me – why not talk to my ex employer. I sent him an email with our business summary asking for an appointment. He is on a very, very high post, and a very nice person. To my surprise he immediately sent me a mail saying that his secretary would get in touch with me for a meeting. We had a few more people in the meeting, and we presented. To cut it short, we met, we presented, they liked the concept, they were very encouraging, and today after 2 months, the deal is signed. This is all because of The Secret.
Throughout this time I kept my faith in the Secret. I kept saying that it will happen. I used to thank every day for the deal. And finally it did happen.
My vision board has a picture of the Genie. I look up to him and ask him for whatever I want. Then I have a print-out of the “I Promise Myself” piece, which keeps me going. I have a picture of my BMW, my new office, my new watch, etc etc. I am manifesting everything. There are a few things that I have not manifested, but you know what? When I think sometimes, I realize that those things were probably not good for me. That’s why I have not got them. And I will get something much, much better.
My brother never believed in the Secret because he always uses his logic for things. How, when, why, etc, etc. But slowly even he is believing. In fact he also recommended it to his friend, who is now very happy.
I know this is becoming a little too long, and I apologize for that. But I want everyone to read this, and just to get the simple message that “Keep trying until you succeed”. I agree there is “No substitute to hard work,” but there is no substitute for “Positive Thinking” and ” LOA”.
Thank You Thank You Thank You. I love you all. May God Bless you all.