The Secret Behind The Secret.
During my childhood I experienced some situations that I didn’t understand. For example, I would find a coin in the street. After I would pick up the coin I would always say that I would encounter more coins on the streets and sure enough, that same day I kept finding more money in different parts of the city. At that point I always thought that I had a special power, in fact almost every time I thought about finding money, about 90% of the time I did find money. Not a lot but when you’re little you think it is a lot. Another time I saw one of my friends with a nice bike. At the time my parents could not afford it but I alway saw myself on the bike. Five months later some way, somehow, I had the bike of my dreams.
As I was growing up I learned that life is hard and nothing is free in life, if you want something you need to work hard to get it. But in my case, all I had to do is think aloud, imagine, dream and see myself in it and sooner or later I got what I was dreaming about. I thought I was different with some kind of powers.
At the age of 15 my parents got divorced and my life turn 360. I was confused about how I would resolve my problems now that my parents were not going to be together. Some days I spent time with my dad and sometimes with my mom. For 2 years I realized that I had lost my magic powers but in reality, I didn’t have the energy to concentrate on positive things, and eventually I started to make trouble. I become a trouble maker for my family and I had to do something about it.
One day I was dreaming about coming to the United States and I had the dream for 2 straight weeks until one day my uncles from Chicago came to visit us in our home in Mexico. I spoke with them about how hard a 17 year old teen’s life is and I was tired of living like this creating problems for my parents and my entire family. They asked me if I was willing to come to the US and try to change my life. At that moment I realized that two weeks ago I was dreaming about the same conversation. I couldn’t believe what I just did, my super powers came back again.
Three months after I got my passport and visa I took the plane to Chicago. I knew that I would never be back to my country, even my parents made a bet that I would return within two weeks. This happened 20 years ago. Well here is my story of success
In order to produce money and be able to help my uncles I needed to work, so my aunt took me to a temp agency around the corner and ask them if there is some work for me. Right away they hired me and I went to work in a cardboard factory for $3.75 an hour installing glue on the edges of the cardboard, easy right? Well after I cut my fingers for three months I asked a fork lift driver to teach me on my lunch time how to drive the forklift and he agreed. I realized that my life and income would change if a learn new things in life. A week later Mike, the guy that taught me how to operated the lift, called in sick for three days but he mentioned to the supervisor that I was the only one that I could do his job, so why not give me a chance to prove what I was capable of doing. Sure enough, there I was loading and unloading trailers. On my last day before Mike’s return to work, a truck driver asked me how much I was making and when I told him $3.75 an hour he laugh and asked me again and I told him again $3.75. Then he gave me a business card for a trucking company where he was working and told me to call and ask for Steve the dock supervisor. They were looking for a forklift driver and starting pay was $10.00 an hour, wow! That’s almost 3 times what I was making! So sure enough I was hired a week later. I was assigned to a trainer on how to unload freight and this would take two long weeks but after 5 hours I asked to do it on my own, and instead of take two weeks it took me one day!
After 2 months unloading trailers I asked if I could get a chance being on the loading team which paid $12.65 an hour which they gave me based on my performance and my dedication at work . Two months later I was passionate about driving the spotter trailer, the truck that is dedicated to taking containers in and out of the dock. Once again I asked Sammy the spotter, to give me a chance during my lunch time to learn how to drive the tractor and I learned to master the Spotter job. When the first shift spotter quit and Sammy ask for the first shift, I asked for the second shift position. After some skill parking tests from the company they realized that I was the one for the position and they offered me $17.00 an hour.
I could not believe what I was making one year after I had been only making $3.75 an hour. Soon after, one of the managers after seeing my work performance asked me if I was willing to become a shift supervisor! So now with a salary of $35,000 a year, wow, I was so happy! There was my secret that every time they asked me if I knew how to do something, my answer always was yes, even if I didn’t know how to do the job, I always felt and saw myself doing it.
Fast forward to today, I own 3 business in 5 states. I didn’t realize that I had been practicing The Secret my entire life until I was introduced to it by my lovely wife. Now this is where The Magic begins.