How long have you been doing what you do?
I have been studying personal development and human behavior for over 20 years. I have been leading personal and professional development seminars for over 10 years. I have worked with over 30,000 people from school age to people in their 80’s.
How did you get to become an expert transformational work?
To tell you that, I have to tell you my story. I had a rather difficult childhood. I had virtually no friends. I was constantly in trouble in school. In second grade I was sent to the principal’s office 14 days in a row. I was starved for attention. I spent most of my time in the 4th grade out in the hall. In 8th grade, I was picked on by the 7th graders. My 10th grade English teacher threw me over his desk. In short, I went to 5 different high schools in 4 years and I had problems wherever I went. I was the kid that everyone knew and no one liked. Then, I joined the military. I was trained as a medic, but I was such a pain in the butt that my unit voted me most likely to be killed by them because they thought if we were in a war they would be better off with me dead, than alive. Keep in mind, it was my job to save their lives in battle and they still felt that way.
My struggles continued on until it was near the time that I was getting out of the military. I met a man who introduced me to thinking positively and that if I would begin to change my thinking about who I was, my life would change. After that, I began to devour every book I could find on personal development as I was desperate to find out why I pushed people away, got on everyone’s nerves, was lonely, unhappy, unfulfilled and unable to change.
I went to seminar after seminar. I hired people to help me get to my beliefs that were causing this. I tried traditional therapy once, but that proved useless as the therapist was more screwed up than I ever was. I knew there had to be a better way. But what was it? I constantly was looking for things outside of me to “fix” who I was. The day I stopped doing that was the day everything changed. I began to look at me as the cause and in doing so, I began a journey that has been the greatest gift I could have ever given myself. I gave myself the gift of me. In short, I became an expert because I studied me so deeply in every way, with every technique that I could and when I got to my core, unconscious beliefs that had been running my life and could see them for the fallacy that they were, I was free and have been ever since.