Just as I thought I had completely lost my way, I discovered that I had created my own unique path!!
Life has a funny way of working out.
About 16 months ago, I was lying awake at 4 am for the fourth or 5th night in a row wondering what had happened to my life?
I was almost 50 years old, I was dead broke, I was in a contract to purchase a piece of land that I couldn't afford, the bank had turned down my loan 3 times, my wife had lost her job, I was renting a home where we were living, and had a home for sale that wasn't moving, and I was facing a huge income tax bill.
I was embarrassed, humiliated, and scared out of my....
How could I have let this happen?
I was so anxious that my wrists shook and ached with tension.
I could easily draw a line in my mind directly to homelessness.
I felt like Jimmy Stewart in "It's A Wonderful Life".
I did have great life insurance, and I "knew" that I was worth more dead than alive.
Or, was I?
As I began to trace the ending of "It's A Wonderful Life" I began to examine the reality I had created in my mind and suddenly seven small words popped into my head: "MY FAMILY NEEDS ME TO BE STRONG!".
Suddenly, as if by magic, I began to understand what was happening to me.
I had let the internal villains of fear, doubt, guilt, worry, and overwhelm charge into my life, take over my awareness, and cause my confidence level to plummet!
When I began to examine my life from the belief that I had lost everything, I began to recognize an interesting paradox: By losing what I thought was everything, I had gained a priceless amount of experience and hard fought wisdom.
Besides, when my awareness level is fully functioning, I am well aware that money isn't everything and I have much to be grateful for.
I had been studying success and what makes people excel in life since I was 9 years old, and yet I had missed a vital piece of the puzzle: HUMILITY
Oh, I wasn't cocky, conceited, or arrogant by any stretch of the imagination.
What I had was a Confidence Engineering problem!
I was over confident when it came to taking risks and spending money, but I was under confident when it came to growing my business!
I never fully understood my value.
Unconsciously, I always believed that my observations and ideas were too obvious to actively promote; like no one would care; that they were of little value.
Then I learned something that changed my life: They weren't!
My ideas, your ideas, everyone's ideas, are not obvious to the rest of the world, and they all contain seeds of amazing value.
How do I know?
I was reminded of the story of Sir Edmund Haley and Isaac Newton:
One afternoon Haley visited Newton requesting his help figuring out the mathematics behind why the planets revolve around the sun in an elliptical manner.
Haley told Newton that he and his colleagues had been working on the problem for several months and were completely stumped.
Newton looked at Halley someone stunned and said something to the effect of: "You mean that thing about gravitational force between any two bodies was a central force that varies as the inverse square of the distance between them?"
Haley nodded in surprise.
Newton replied somewhat casually: "Oh, I figured that out 5 years ago."
To him it was no big deal.
The moral of the story is that everyone thinks what is obvious to them is obvious to everyone else.
Once I got that, I was able to apply what I knew to be true to my life and my business, reengineer my confidence level, and dedicate my life to helping others do the same.
What were you born to do with your life?
What seems obvious to you that might help others advance their lives?
My advice: Step into your greatness!
The rest of us need your wisdom and we cannot see the path without you to light the way!!
Thanks for your time!!
Corey Jahnke, Chief Imagineer Mind*Star Academy
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