In the last quarter of 2021, I was drowning in debt. And every time I tell people this, most say that everyone was like that too.
Except that everyone was not drowning in debt. I knew of some people who have 10xed their businesses.
I read about a young worker who was laid off from a minimum wage job, started a business, and today is earning in a day what he used to make in a month.
Many companies died during the pandemic. And many companies were born because of it too.
In the first quarter of 2022, the pandemic has not yet ended. But I decided that I had waited long enough. I cannot choose when the pandemic ends, but I can finish our struggle.
I knew one solution that could change this. I knew that this was the solution all along. But when one feels more of a victim than a victor, more of a zero than a hero, doing this takes courage and determination.
Yes, this is simple but not easy. I have debated against myself. On the left, my doubtful self says it would be like in the old days: a lot of struggle without the expected result.
On the right, my hopeful self says that just like in the old days, I will find the answer with an unexpected positive result one day.
Like me, everyone is in constant struggle.
Like me, everyone has unlimited opportunities.
Like me, everyone can set goals to turn struggles into success.
And all I needed was to shift my mindset to move from struggle to success.
I shifted my mindset from scarcity to abundance. I turned my perspective from lack of opportunity to many opportunities.
Here’s what I mean.
I was looking at my inbox, hoping there was an inquiry for leadership training. In a week, I get five to ten queries. But many of them were looking for a virtual speaker who was willing to give free training.
There was no one on that day. But I saw something that I had not noticed before.
In the last five years, there have been more than 7000 inquiries. These people were looking for team-building providers, leadership training, and seminars.
I had 7000 opportunities I failed to notice because I was hoping for one new person to contact me. Of course, I was hoping to be lucky that day, but luck has always been there.
All I needed was a mindset shift.