2010 has been one of the most fun and exciting years in the 29 years I’ve been having this human experience. This post is about what I’m most thankful for this year, in no particular order. If your only going to read a little bit please skip to the end where I explain why I’m grateful for YOU!
I’ve done more traveling this year than in the last 8 years of my twenties combined. Which leads me to the one of the biggest things I’m thankful for this year. MY FREEDOM. The freedom to travel and to set my own schedule. The freedom to live life on my terms and my timeframe. The freedom to earn what I am truly worth instead of what someone else says I’m worth.
2010 has certainly been a year of firsts for me. I drove a lamborghini and a ferrari for the first time in my life. I received marketing awards on stage both in Tampa, Florida and in Las vegas, Nevada at the MLSP Live the Dream event. I drove an RV to a music festival in upstate New York for my friends bachelor party. I experienced what I would call “the good life” many many times hanging out with 6 and 7 figure mentors of mine. More importantly than all that I grew a great deal as a person and learned a lot about myself and what I’m capable of.
This was a year of learning and growing and discovering things about myself and the world. I’ve had people tell me that they have noticed an incredible difference in conversations they’ve had with me. I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my attitude as well as my communication skills and my writing skills. I’ve had several ahha moments through reading incredible books like, “Awaken the giant within” by Tony Robbins and listening to speakers like Jeffrey Combs at live events both in Dallas Texas and in Denver, Colorado.
I’ve also noticed that the more I learn and grow and discover through personal development the more thirsty I am for knowledge. The personal development I’ve experienced through the network marketing industry has truly awoken my inner student and for the first time in a long time I am excited about learning. I love sharing this knowledge with others and sharing my passion for personal empowerment and self growth.
Through my personal development I’ve also strengthened my existing relationships with friends and family and gained a greater appreciation for the people in my life. I’ve also formed new exciting relationships with some amazing people both on a personal and a professional level. I’m incredibly thankful for business partnerships I’ve made and mentors I’ve attracted. I had a realization the other day that I have the cell phone numbers to at least 10 self made millionaires in my industry. Some being worth up to 20 million dollars. Not to say I council with all of them on a weekly basis or even on a regular basis, but knowing that that much knowledge and wisdom is just a phone call away makes me feel that I must be doing something right ; ).
Thats right I’m thankful for you. The fact that you are even reading this gives you and I a bond that is incredibly profound. We are all in this journey together. If you look at the thousands of years human beings have been walking the earth and the 70 or 80 year period that we will be here, does that not give all 6.5 billion of us a unique and special bond?
Then look at the people in your own neighborhood or in your city. You actually get to share the same community, the same corner of the globe, in the same time period. Wow! Doesn’t that make you want to call your neighbor and tell them how much you appreciate them? Or give someone a gigantic smile as you cross paths walking down the street?
We are all in this journey together in one way or another. The sooner we can all realize this the better our combined futures will be.
I am also thankful for you because I know you are an action taker and this world needs more people of action and less people sitting on the sidelines waiting for something to happen. Blaming republicans or democrats or whoever for the economic problems we are facing in the world instead of putting our heads together to determine what you and I can do to solve the problems for ourselves.
We are going to be entering a new decade. This new decade will bring challenges the likes of which the world has never before seen. It is up to you and I to step up and become leaders so we can solve the problems that will occur first in our own families and communities then on a national and global level. It is time you and I start playing a bigger game.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. I appreciate you and Im grateful for you. Lets finish 2010 strong and work towards a mutually beneficial 2011 and beyond.