Many of you will remember the mortgage crisis that triggered the financial collapse of 2008-2009. It was a terrible time for me not just as a business owner, but personally as well. The stress was intense.
My intuition spoke to me to lighten the load (which I did) or I would have been hit even harder. Many entrepreneurs, including me, lost all their clients and income. Fear began to creep in...
And to make matters worse, over a nine-month period I also experienced the death of two stepparents, a very sad relationship breakup, accident/knee surgery, and two minor car accidents.
I was a mess.
For the next year and a half I found new consulting clients and kept my cash flow alive, but I had accumulated quite a bit of debt after buying a home, a car and a business franchise. I knew I would need to sell my newly renovated 1929 Tudor home and start over.
Miraculously, I used the RISE to Success secrets to reset and overcome.
Once I made my decision to downsize, the ideas came quickly to produce my desires. In 2008, John Assaraf’s book, The Answer, seemed to jump off the shelf of an airport gift store into my hands. I read it and found the brain science and methodical daily imprinting quite fascinating.
Two years later in 2010, I was drawn back to the book and other experts like Jim Rohn, Bob Proctor, Laurel Langemeier and Jack Canfield who were saying some of the same things. All of a sudden it dawned on me that I could combine this collective wisdom into my own process that I had been refining over the years.
Throughout my twenty years in personal and professional development I had already taught many of these techniques: positive thinking, focused goal setting, visualization, and sound declarations.
At that moment I was inspired to create my own brain training workbook and use it like a daily journal with a consistent focus on all of the required elements. As I applied these powerful brain techniques, results happened so quickly that even I was amazed.
Since 2010 I was able to use this system for financial progress, but even better things were in store. I kept up the daily brain habits and a few years later during a time of intense healing from some previously unknown childhood trauma, I received the name "R-I-S-E to Success" as a divine download. Repetition, Images, Sound, Emotion. My signature program was born.
At first I did not see it as that special or unique, but some chance encounters over time changed all that. I knew I must write a book and develop products to bring these powerful insights to all of you and help you to reach your goals and dreams.
As I continued to train my brain for results, I was able to generate income in short periods designing training on a global level. This gave me unexpected time freedom.
I began to take road trips; I wintered in Palm Desert, wrote much of my book in Sedona, and hiked in the Rockies for two summers. As I kept up the RISE, money continued to flow unexpectedly into my life. I took off for six months to help my Mom transition to assisted living in Ohio after a stroke and medical problems. Being there in her time of need, with family and friends, will always be a highlight of my life.