How long have you struggled? How many years have you settled for less than you desire? How many dreams have you given up on and ignored because they were ‘Just Dreams’?
I know your frustration, I know your fear — I’ve been there and was living a mediocre life that seemed to just happen to me until I made the decision to live my life on purpose and advance to the life I REALLY wanted – 1 step at a time.
Here’s my story — in early 2002 I had somehow gone from the spotlight of Broadway to walking dogs in New York City and making less than $300 a week. I had lost all of my motivation, inspiration and vision, was living off my credit cards and woke up every night at about 3 am in a state of panic about how I was going to be able to keep living this way without drowning.
In August of that year I made the devastating decision to become an adult and settle for less than what I always dreamed of. I decided to grow up and pushed any thoughts of going back to performing away. I took immediate action and charged $10,000 on my credit card to work with a well known ‘Guru’ and get my own online coaching business started.
Unfortunately this turned out to be one of the ‘Gurus’ that didn’t have my best interests at heart and only cared about getting my credit card number. I was now $10,000 further in debt with an online business that was sucking money out of my wallet every month. I was still only making $300 a week, my relationships were suffering and I missed being an entertainer.
And then the breaking point came — one night I sat in my apartment, feeling alone and helpless. For the first time in my life I believed there was no way out. I felt like I was being sucked under and that everything I had hoped for was vanishing forever.
And then I heard a voice yelling from underneath all the pain and sorrow and self pity — it was my voice and it said, "It doesn’t have to be like this! You don’t have to settle, there is always a way!"
And then I did the strangest thing. I sent an email (it was almost midnight) to a personal development author and coach who I knew lived in NYC. The email said something to the effect of:
I know you probably get thousands of emails like this every day and there is no way for you to know that I’m serious and not looking for you to fix my problems, but I am in serious debt and need some ideas so that I can turn this around fast — this isn’t just about money — this is about me not giving up on the idea that my life can be amazing. If you have any ideas let me know.
Imagine how surprised I was when 1 minute later an email came in that said, "What’s your number? I’ll call you right now."
He called and asked me if I’d ever done sales. I hadn’t, I had only coached, but I told him I was open to trying anything. Long story short, within 2 months we were in an office with me running his sales team and coaching program. We did over $1 million that… Read more…