The year was 2012. I was in a job I did not like, leading a life I did not want, and my future (our childhood dreams) seemed very far away somehow. By that time I had already been introduced to the idea that we could change things in our lives regardless of our current circumstances. These were the teachings of Bob Proctor, famous for his inspiring talks on conscious/subconscious mind and paradigm shift.
Years before, when there was little I could hope for, when I had just come from a country destroyed by wars and economical collapses years after year. And then one day, as I was searching on Youtube, I stumbled on the video of, grey-haired man with funny suits, talking with such conviction about changing our own destiny no matter where we come from and what we do. There was no obvious reason to believe him. With my income and background, there really was no reason to think he made any sense. On the other hand, some of the things he said left a trace in my minde. I decided that maybe some of the things he claimed might have been true. I had nothing to lose in any case. So with that attitude I started listening him sporadically.
Then when my life really took a turn for the worse, I decided to start studying what this crazy old man was speaking about on Youtube. I kind of thought I had no choice. Soon it started waking something up in me. I started studying him meticulously and things started to shift. Within 18 months I got a full-time scholarship to study abroad, landed a good job in another country, had some great things going my way and then finally I decided I wanted to meet him.
It was a 3-day seminar in Frankfurt and I was on a business trip in China, so I arrived a bit late. The best part of the event was that actually got to go there with my brother and to share that moment with him. I landed from Taiwan early in the morning of the second day and marched right into that room, as if it was my destiny to be there. I absorbed every word he spoke. And during the break, I got the courage to approach Bob. I told him my story and thanked him for everything I had learned from him.
He just smiled and said: “Do not thank me. You were the one who did it.” After the break, he started the seminar with: “Where was that dentist that I spoke with earlier?” So I raised my hand, very shyly. He said: “you said that this information has helped you raise your revenue almost 40 times,” I nodded. “Well,” Bob continued. “Now you know what is possible. And the best part is, you are not even close to achieving what you are capable of doing.”
So, a few years later, I became one of his consultants. Learning from one of the best guys in the world (when it comes to success), made me want to help people do the same. And now it also gives me the responsibility to be my best, because you can only be of service to others when you are shining with your own truth. As Bob would say, If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me. Not the me I think you think I should be, not the me I think my parents think I should be. If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me.