I never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, but my recovery was a recovery from health problems and recovery from poverty and the employee mindset that lead me to the poverty. When I was 9 years old I remember that I was thinking I was smoking, because I thought that was cool. But at that time I did not know that you are supposed to inhale, so I kept the smoke in my cheeks, blew it back out and thought I was really cool.
My story is for people that are sick and tired of being poor and in poverty, being owned by a job or a boss or being in debt. It is also for people with poor health in general, people that are diabetics and people with a junk food addiction. Those things can lead to very serious problems.
April 1, 2006 was April Fools’ Day, but it was not a joke. It was the last day of the last job I ever had. I was not diagnosed with anything, but a flight of steps was enough to wind me, and I was sickly skinny and extremely weak. I am 36 today.
I went back to college. The government paid for me going back to school, and I got an associate degree. My girlfriend at that time introduced me to network marketing. I was totally broke with no income, no money coming in from anywhere and not far away from being homeless, to be honest. It was a scary feeling.
I saw the presentation she took me to and I met some incredible people. Something was different about it, just one of those gut feelings that you cannot put in words. I felt different vibrations, an energy field. There are a lot of network marketing companies, but this one filled me with so much confidence that this would be the game changer for me. Therefore I invested $240, money I did not have and money I had no way of paying off. I put it on my credit card. I quickly figured out how to turn no money into some money so I could pay off my credit card. The skill I learned from that is that it is a lie if somebody says, “You need money to make money.” I went further into this subject and wrote blogs about it, because so many people are flat broke and need to start fresh.
Health-wise I quadrupled my strength in 90 days. I put on just under 20 pounds of lean muscle, and my heart and lungs, balance and coordination improved. It was incredible. I was eating and living healthy.
It took me 2 1/2 years to go from being totally broke with no job, no money, no cash flow and almost being homeless to being financially independent and calling off the job search. It was during the recession when everybody was losing money, yet I blew up my income by 700% and could buy a house free and clear, no mortgage.
Today I am drug free and healthy, and I made contact with my birth family. I am free to fly back and forth as much as I want. I am free today. This is freedom, all of it. I hope my story will encourage you and give you hope that there is always a recovery.