Suddenly Realised This Works!!!
Three years ago my wife, my two children and myself emigrated to Australia from the UK, a dream we’d held onto for 15 years.
We worked damn hard to get here and continued to work hard to make a new life in Australia. We used all of our savings to move and set up a new life in another country and as my 40th birthday loomed we seemed to have started right back at square one again. Struggling, living from paycheck to paycheck and working every hour I possibly could just to make ends meet. The company I worked for exploited my situation knowing I needed them to be able to stay in this country, and so I was working 12-14 hour days 5 days a week, with a lot of working away from home and spending weeks away from my family at a time. Our dream move to Australia and to a better life did not seem so much better at all.
Two years in and my work was taking its toll on me and my family but we still needed for me to work that hard just to make ends meet. In fact we weren’t making ends meet as by that time we had amassed $10k in credit card debt. Not huge amounts but when you can’t pay it back it may as well be $10 million.
Then my wife was introduced to ‘The Secret’ by a friend. She read the book and watched the movie then tentatively suggested I watch it also. Knowing that I would be very sceptical about it, my wife didn’t hold out much hope in my ‘getting it’. Watching the movie was like a light bulb switching on for me. Things that had happened in my life previously suddenly made a lot of sense and I absorbed everything to do with The Secret and the law of attraction by searching the internet and Youtube for clips of other people who knew of this. The more I searched the more I found and when I finally had the courage to tell my friends about it I found out they all already knew about it! I loved it and immediately began to learn and to use the law as much as I could.
I desperately wanted a job with a lot less travel. I wanted to spend more time with my family. I wanted to be able to pay off the credit card debt and I wanted to find the courage and a way to try Stand Up Comedy. It was a lifelong love and passion that sadly, my insecurities had stopped me from trying.
I spoke to the Universe every day and asked for the things I wanted and wrote out “The Secret Check” to myself for $10k. I placed it on the dashboard of my van.
Within 3 months a friend of a friend called me and asked if I was interested in moving companies. Our mutual friend had mentioned I was unhappy with my current company in passing, and this guy had remembered it when a position in his firm came up. Remembering the Universe liked speed, I called the number he gave me for the manager straight away. An interview was arranged for two days later. The interview couldn’t have gone better. They offered me a $5k pay rise and wanted me to work purely with the Geelong region and not drive all over Victoria as I was currently doing.
Several weeks later, somebody on Facebook sent a link to me of a new comedy course starting up in Geelong, the first of its kind in the area. For a couple of hundred dollars a professional comedian would take the participants through a 5 day intensive course of being a stand up comedian which culminated in all the participants performing a 10 minute stand up set in front of a paying audience. I attended the course and finally did my own stand up comedy set in front of an audience of 20 people. I got some good laughs and felt like I could conquer the world now that I had conquered my fear of performing.
At the end of the evening one of the organisers of the evening offered me 1 of 3 positions he had for amateur comedians to perform in his show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April next year. I went from being terrified of performing to performing, to performing at a world renown comedy festival. I now perform at open mic nights as much as I can and oddly, before I started all this, there weren’t any comedy venues in Geelong, everything was in Melbourne. But in just a matter of weeks, 3 new clubs opened up. I have been approached by people who saw my video on Youtube and asked to perform in their bars and clubs. I’m making people laugh, the only real thing I have ever wanted to do! Today I was offered a gig in a bar in Geelong in January coming up and it pays! I am about to be paid to be funny! Not much, but it’s so quick. I’ve spoken to people who have been doing the comedy circuit for over two years who have still never been paid for any performances. Within weeks of my first ever stand up performance I will be getting paid to be a comedian!
Even with all of this I still wasn’t totally convinced until last week. I had been working with my new job for over a month. All the work was indeed very local, sometimes I barely leave the house before 10 am and home by 4.30 pm and I am getting paid more than I was at my old job. But it dawned on me I had been asking and focusing on needing $10k and I only got a $5k pay raise moving to this new company. Then, as I was checking my bank account I saw the amount I received from my old company who had to pay me a lump sum for all the holidays I had accumulated and not take off. It was $5,322! I was so busy looking for the $10k to come from one place in one lump that I totally missed that I’d actually received the $10k I had been asking for!
The feeling of overwhelming excitement, joy, amazement and realisation that all this time everything I had been asking for had all come true, is just immense. Proving to myself that I do have the power to change my world has just opened the doors for endless possibilities. My next dream that I will achieve because I have asked for it and I totally believe, it will come true. It is to perform to a sell out crowd at the Sydney Opera House.
Watch this space.