7The Healthy and Wealthy CEO

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

—Buddha

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 ...

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