I attended my first BTS in August, 2010. That was the summer of profound transition for me. I was working with teens in a community outreach education program teaching puberty and sexuality education to elementary, middle and high school students. Although I loved my work, I simply wasn't making enough money to get by. I heard about BTS and decided it would be a great way for me to transition out of the work I was doing with teens and into work that was a bit more lucrative.
On the first day of the training, I felt inspired. At the end of the first day, I went back to my hotel room, took out my laptop and began to revise my curriculum to incorporate Jack's powerful principles into the work I was already doing with young people. By the last day of the training, I had a plan for how I could expand my time in the schools along with how I would get the funding to do that. The Success Principles were an amazing body of work and I simply knew that it needed to get to young people.
Take 100% Responsibility.
Decide What You Want
Be Clear Why You're Here
See What Want, Get What You See
Ask, Ask, Ask
The list of principles goes on and on. They are powerful. Jack is a master teacher and trainer of not only the Success Principles but also of the Law of Attraction. I listened. I learned. I practiced the principles. And I manifested myself a bit of magic right off the bat by practicing the principles.
On the last day of the training, I decided I wanted to enroll in his year long Success Principles Train the Trainer program. I didn't have the money to do so, but I set the intention that I would somehow manifest it. It took me a year. I visualized myself sitting in the training room with Jack and a small group of TTT students learning how to teach the work to others. I dreamed about bringing the Success Principles to middle, high school and college students. And I wrote about my dream and posted it all over social media. Jack teaches that if we share our dreams, people will come forth and help us.
And that's exactly what happened. In early 2010, I was contacted by a person I met at BTS in 2010. We became Facebook friends and apparently she followed me on social media and was intrigued by my vision. In early 2012, I saw her at a Canfield training event and we connected at a deeper level. She asked me a myriad of questions about my background, my life and my passion for bringing the success principles to young people and how I planned to do that.
Long story short, in the summer of 2012, Nancy asked me to spend a long weekend with her. She invited me to take a road trip with her to Acadia National Park. Acadia is one of my favorite places on the planet and Nancy had never been. She told me that the trip was on her Dad. Her Dad has passed away and left her with some money and she wanted to organize the trip and pick up the tab. How could I say no?
I picked her up at the Portland Jetport and we made our way up the coast of Maine and onto Mount Desert Island. We stayed in wonderful bed and breakfasts, enjoyed amazing scenic views, daily ice cream indulgence and the all important quest for the best lobster roll Downeast. We enjoyed long chats as we walked and drove along the ocean and up to the top of Cadillac Mountain.
On our last morning, over breakfast in the Lord Camden Inn, Nancy broke the news to me. She had inherited quite a sum of money from her Dad and she wanted to gift me the funds to cover tuition and travel expenses to Jack Canfield's Success Principles Train the Trainer Live program. I was in shock. I have always had a hard time allowing anyone to do anything for me, but I heard myself say, "thank you so much" and accept the gift.
I graduated TTT in 2012, joined Jack's Assisting Team right away and he has now hired me to lead his live event teams. I have learned so much and grown even more. Ready to lean into whatever comes my way that is in line with my vision to bring this work to young people.
Here's what's coming for this winter!
And there's more! Stay tuned for a HUGE announcement coming soon!
Feeling humble, grateful and so excited to serve such amazing work at such a powerful level!