Every minute of every day, you are creating yourself. Am I being dramatic? Am I playing with words? Am I making a bold statement just to get your attention?
No, no, and no. I’m expressing an idea that plays out in my life, in your life, and the lives of today’s guests. The reality that we find ourselves in 24/7 is a self-creation spun from the vivid narratives in our minds.
Every aspect of your life, your relationships, your wealth or poverty, your happiness or unhappiness is a result of a story you tell yourself, focus on, and develop through a series of conscious and unconscious thoughts.
You will experience the things I just wrote about as you listen to the compelling story of Natalie and Joeel Rivera, a couple drawn together by the irresistible pull of their similar unconscious stories.
They met through a series of “random” events, what some would call coincidences. They developed a creative business partnership; then they married.
Natalie and Joeel were on a mission to relieve suffering in the world. They began with a print magazine. Like many sensitive entrepreneurs, they felt the vibrations of change in our global economy.
They understood that the world was moving toward a digital way of life. They transformed their print magazine into a digital one that could reach a worldwide audience at lighting speed. They made the right choice and started riding a wave of success.
Without warning, their dream life exploded when Joeel became bedridden with an unknown illness that ravaged him for more than a year.
Pay close attention now. This horrible experience was only a tragedy if the couple allowed it to be. Huh? That’s right. Their earnings crashed, Natalie became Joeel’s primary caregiver, and they chose to see this entire experience as a journey toward joy and more success. And that is exactly what it became.
You will not be able to listen to their story and remain the same person after you’ve heard it. You will have grown, you will be richer and stronger, even if you don’t feel it immediately. You will be one step closer to creating an empowering story that in turn creates an unstoppable version of you.
Joeel’s illness led to his discovery of the value he could offer people with online education. He and Natalie created more than 75 online courses to help people like me and you to tap into our passions and natural abilities and monetize them while impacting the lives of others.
Their journey can become your adventurous journey of creating yourself.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle
The Four hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
QUOTES IN THIS PODCAST
“When we are no longer able to change our situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” – Viktor Frankl
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.” – Les Brown
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