Jack Canfield story
One such inspiration is Jack Canfield. Today he is considered one of the most successful writers in the world. His initial claim to fame was as the co-creator of the phenomenal bestseller “Chicken Soup for the Soul”. That book led to the creation of a book series with mind boggling success over 500 million books sold worldwide, translated into 47 languages! And over 40 of these books topped the New York Times best sellers list!
Very few writers have achieved such stardom with publication of a book, being able to turn it into a series and a whole industry around it.
As if that was not enough, Jack continued from his success as a writer and blossomed into a success guru. Today he is an internationally renowned corporate trainer, keynote speaker and hugely popular radio and TV talk shows guest.
But all that glamor is not the focus of our discussion here. Our focus is to look for the pivotal moment when a person did something, took some action that completely turned around his life and opened the floodgates of abundance and blessings for him.
Jack shared this story in one of his interviews. Jack had started his working life as a high school teacher in Chicago. And he may have continued to be a teacher working on modest salary, if it was not for an action he took – a completely selfless act, to help out some students. Here is an excerpt, for one of Jack Canfield’s interview, about what happened
“ 𝑩𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒊𝒏 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒈𝒐 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑺𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏’𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 … 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝑰’𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏 𝒔𝒐 𝑰 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒎 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒅𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒇 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒔 𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔 𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒖𝒚. 𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒆, 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒔: ‘𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓, 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆’ 𝑺𝒐, 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝑰 𝒂𝒎. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒐, 𝑰 𝒔𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒎 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒓𝒐𝒐𝒎 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 – 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔- 𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒍 400,000 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒃𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒓.”
See, here was Jack, thinking that he will write a book for teachers, so they can learn how to help their students with self esteem issues. He had seen the problem among his students, the reason why students were having such difficulty in learning – but instead of walking away from it all, he decided to help.
He did the research, gathered all the material and wrote a book, of which he thought few copies will be picked up by teachers. Little did he know how he will be so richly rewarded and how it will lead to launching his career as a writer and totally turn around his life.
In the same interview this is what Jack said about his success with Chicken Soup for the soul
… 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘, 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒄 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒃𝒚 144 𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒑𝒊𝒅 𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒙𝒚 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒆𝒅𝒈𝒚
𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘, 𝒊𝒇 𝒘𝒆’𝒅 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒖𝒑 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒂 𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝑰’𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒚 𝒇𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 500 𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒊𝒏 47 𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒖𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅.
𝑰𝒕 𝒂𝒃𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆
𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆. 𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒍𝒖𝒏𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒉𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝑯𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆. 𝑰 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝑩𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝑪𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝑰 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝑮𝒆𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒉. 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔. 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔. 𝑰 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒚𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑮𝒐𝒐𝒈𝒍𝒆! 𝑺𝒐 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒎𝒆 𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒍𝒖𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔 …
… 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆’𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔. 𝑰 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 …
… 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒚 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐’𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔
… 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒚𝒐𝒇𝒇 …𝒂𝒕 𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒓
Today’ Jack continues with the spirit of helping others succeed as writers
... 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒚 𝒐𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕-𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 … 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒂 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒊𝒓 𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕, 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒃𝒆 … 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔 … 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒍- 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒊𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒈𝒆, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒂 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒈𝒆 … … 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 … 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 … 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒕 … 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒕 … 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒂 𝒕𝒉𝒖𝒎𝒃 … 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 … 𝒔𝒐 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒊𝒕 … 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅, 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒉𝒖𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚
In his bestseller “Success Principles” Jacks shared how he continues with the spirt of sharing
𝑻𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒉𝒖𝒈𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒍® 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔.
𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒏-𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒄𝒌, 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒓𝒚, 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅, 𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒆𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒗𝒊𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕.
𝑨𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒔, 𝒘𝒆’𝒗𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 100 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒆𝒅 𝑪𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒀𝑾𝑪𝑨, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒆-𝑨-𝑾𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝑭𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.
𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 1993 𝒘𝒆’𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 250,000 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒕 𝒀𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒌 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒓𝒃𝒐𝒓 𝑫𝒂𝒚 𝑭𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑯𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑯𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝒇𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑭𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒀𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝑹𝒊𝒃𝒃𝒐𝒏 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍.
𝑾𝒆 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒔𝒐 𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌. 𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒎𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓.
… 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒆’𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒐𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 100,000 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒐𝒑𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒓𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎.
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒄 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒔—𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒅.
Joe Vitale stories
Hugely successful writer Joe Vitale has shared several stories in his books ‘Spiritual Marketing‘ and ‘The Attractor Factor‘ how his random acts of kindness towards his sister and towards total strangers had resulted in opening gates of fortunes in his life.
In one interview Joe revealed the origins of his best seller Spiritual Marketing (that launched his writing career)
“ 𝑰 𝒂𝒅𝒎𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒕. 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒘𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒅.
𝑰 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏: 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓. 𝑩𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒅𝒔, 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒐𝒚𝒆𝒅, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒂𝒓𝒆. 𝑰𝒕 𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒕 𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓. 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒗𝒆-𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑰 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅.
𝑰 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝒊𝒏 1997. 𝑺𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒆. 𝑺𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒈𝒐𝒕 𝒂 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆, 𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒓, 𝒂 𝒋𝒐𝒃, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚. 𝑺𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒚𝒆𝒕, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒂 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆
Joe wrote that small book as guide to help his sister in 1997. Later on, with encouragement from Bob Procter, Joe agreed to publish the book. And many years later the same book provided the basis for writing “Attractor Factor” which turned out to be a mega hit.
Here is one more story about Joe visiting an Italian deli and what transpired
I went inside and met the owner. He was from Italy. He made me a sandwich that was so good I still drool today as I think about it. I was so grateful that I took his menu back to my office, shut my door, and created a whole new menu for him. I wrote new copy, designed it, and then printed him 500 copies. I then posted that new menu all over the company building.
The next day, when I went back to the deli, the owner met me with tears in his eyes. His business had been booming all day. His lunch hour was packed with customers. He didn’t know how to thank me. I didn’t need to be thanked. All I wanted was a sandwich.
But this miracle didn’t stop there. We became friends. When my wife at the time and I needed to move and looked for a place to move to, the owner of the deli sold us his house. He wanted to move but because he built the house himself, he didn’t want just anyone in it. When he learned I needed a new home, he arranged for us to buy his house.
We lived in it for ten years, and Marian still lives in it today.
Tony Robbins is considered a living legend – an epitome of what you can call ‘success guru’ and one of the greatest motivational speakers in the world.
But how did he start his life – and most importantly, what did he do in his early childhood that cleared the path to such phenomenal success and riches in life?
Let’s share a passage from his great book: The Unlimited Power
“ 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒌𝒊𝒅, 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒔. 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝒗𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔.
𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒏𝒐 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒚. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒊𝒎 𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒍 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒙 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒚. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒔𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈.
𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒂𝒚. 𝑺𝒐 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝑰 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒂𝒚: 𝑰 𝒈𝒐 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒖𝒚 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒌’𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅.
𝑰 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒓 𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒃𝒐𝒚, 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒇𝒕. 𝑰 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒔, “𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅-𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒐 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅.”
𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓. 𝑺𝒆𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒔 — 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 — 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕.
𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒚𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒎, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒗𝒂𝒏, 𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒓, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅. 𝑴𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒇𝒇 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅, “𝑳𝒆𝒕’𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓,” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅, “𝑵𝒐, 𝑰’𝒎 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒕.” 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒔𝒌𝒆𝒅, “𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒊𝒕? 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒗𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎.”
𝑰 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒕; 𝒘𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒖𝒔. 𝑰 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒍𝒂𝒈 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒔, 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝒀𝒐𝒓𝒌.
𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚’𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉-𝒂𝒏𝒅-𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒚 𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈.
𝑺𝒐 𝑰 𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏 𝒗𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒔, 𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝑰’𝒅 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 $100 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚’𝒅 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒎.
𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒊𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍, 𝒆𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝑰 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒎𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆. 𝑰 𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒇 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏 “𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒂” 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒊𝒕𝒚.
𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒕 𝒖𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒓. 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒂𝒍𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒗𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒊𝒈 𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒈𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚.
𝑺𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉, 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒗𝒂𝒏, 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆-𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒈𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒚, 𝒑𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈, 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌. 𝑰 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅, “𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒊𝒕.” 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒓𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒘, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 $100 𝒊𝒇 𝒉𝒆’𝒅 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒖𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅, “𝑳𝒐𝒐𝒌, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒂𝒚 𝒎𝒆. 𝑰’𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖.”
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒆’𝒅 𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒅. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓, 𝒑𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒏. 𝑰𝒕 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝑺𝒂𝒍𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝑨𝒓𝒎𝒚. 𝑯𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒊𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝑪𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑹𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒆 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒚.
𝑺𝒐 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒆𝒎, 𝒘𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒘𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒙, 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚. 𝑾𝒆 𝒅𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒂𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒍𝒐𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒙.
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒘𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒖𝒓𝒃𝒂𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒈𝒆𝒆𝒔, 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒈𝒈𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆.”
Getting to know these success stories, is not only heartwarming as they reveal how selfless acts of kindness can open the door of blessings and abundance in our lives