I had a fantastic conversation with an old friend who was one of my original clients way back in the day. It reminded me how far I have come since I first opened the doors back over 22 years ago.
So I took a little trip down memory lane…
Get Life Coaching was Delaware’s first Life Coaching Company. No one even knew what life coaching was back in 1999
We were the first to bring firewalking to the state of Delaware, and I loved firewalking so much, I purchased the Firewalking Institute of Research and Education, the company that started the Firewalk Movement in the 1980s, and trained Tony Robbins in firewalking. Today we conduct more Firewalks here in Delaware than anyone else in the world. That is pretty cool.
I have had the amazing privilege of coaching and transforming over 100,000 individuals and businesses around the world!
I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the very best global companies such as Google, Heinikin, G.E., It Works!!, and Qorvo.
I have worked with some of the most incredible and iconic local businesses like B+H Insurance, Santora CPA Group, EDiS, Back To Basics Learning Dynamics, Girl Scouts, Goodwill, and the State of Delaware.
There have been two award-winning Ph.D. theses written about my work and methodology, and one was turned into a book.
We have had events in over 40 states across America, and transformational events in Hawaii, Taiwan, Madrid, and you can add South Africa in the fall of 2021.
My mission to impact lives transcends beyond me, and I have trained hundreds of life coaches who are using the tools they learned to impact lives today.
And at 54, I am focused not on the finish line but the next chapter of my crazy story.
Not too bad for a kid who was repeatedly told to “give up and quit” and “that you will never be a successful coach or achieve business success.”
And never would I have ever thought that this could be my life when I was lying flatlined on the concrete sidewalk in NYC from my drug addiction.
Sometimes you forget how far we have come when you are so focused on the day-to-day activity, but things can really change. Change is real.
Moral of the story. Don’t let anyone steal your dreams, including yourself. It doesn’t matter where you are currently or how many times you have failed in the past. If you have a heartbeat, you are still in the game.
You can turn ANYTHING around IF you are willing to believe and put in the effort. I am not saying that it is easy, just saying it is possible!
As I always say, “Your Life. Your Rules.”
Thank you to all who have supported us and my mission, from day 1 to day 8,120. You mean the world to me.
I am grateful for my friend who helped me to polish up some memories and remind me that an overnight success has taken 22 years 🙂
Rattle The Cage