All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
Not All Car Crashes Are Bad
In the early stages of my business career, I studied homeopathy with the goal of opening up my own private practice. After my experience running myself over with my car (as described in Chapter 1), homeopathy had a profound impact on my healing. The more I learned about it, the more passionate I became about this gentle, yet powerful form of medicine.
At the time, I was a single mom living month to month and had a deep commitment to create a passionate and successful life for my daughter and myself. I was also doing my best to surround myself with positive people who believed in making their impossible dreams reality.
As I neared the end of my homeopathic education, I found myself $6,000 short of paying the balance of my tuition. I went to my mom to ask her for support. She answered, “No, you need to get a job.”
My mom’s harsh answer was coming from a place of fear. She was concerned that I had gone off the deep end by walking away from a successful ad agency, which was killing me and ending my marriage. She even asked me if homeopathy was a religious cult!
I had always viewed my mom as my biggest fan. However, like many naysayers, she was projecting her own fears onto me. Her worry translated to negativity. My craving for a passionate life, along with my ingrained stubbornness, kept me hopeful and positive in my bleakest moments. I refused to forget that ...