When we were kids, most of us believed that we could be or do anything. Why? Because our parents and teachers told us we could. “Johnny, you can be President of the United States if you just put your mind to it!”
We could be astronauts, movie stars, firemen, police officers, circus performers.
Our days were spent visualizing what life would be like when we accomplished that goal. We donned capes and pretended to be Superman or Wonder Woman or any other Superhero that caught our fancy. The future was so bright it was blinding!
So what happened?
When did we stop believing that we could achieve miraculous things?
When did we stop hearing encouraging words and start hearing, “Oh come on! You’re living in a fantasy world! Get real. Do you think YOU could actually do that?”
Our dreams and our confidence were eroded word by word. It seemed to start in the 7th grade. Our classes become regurgitation of information. Fresh ideas were called “disruptive.” Questioning authorities was frowned upon. Go along to get along.
We started dressing like everybody else. We started mimicking others likes and dislikes. It’s not “cool” to stand out. And those dreams, those possibilities we embraced as children? Packed in a box and stored under the bed or in the attic – if they were kept at all.
Then came high school.
Now, we were encouraged to “prepare” for our future careers. Those who clung to dreams of something different were thought of as “fringe” or “artistic” – if people were being kind.
Graduation day came.
Now we really had to grow up! College could delay it for a bit, but sooner or later, with or without student debt, we had to write our resumes and do a “job search.” The days of working for one company and retiring with a pension were long gone – they were replaced with company mergers and 401-K’s.
And one day, someone asks you the question: Do you feel invincible?
You look at the news and see bombings and riots and job loss statistics and the ups and downs of the stock market and the rate of divorce and fear of, well, everything and you might think: Invincible? Hell, no!
So what would it take for you to regain the possibilities you had as a child? What if you could step back and say, as the words in the movie “Network” – “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Then come to The Invincible Conference in Las Vegas Nevada on September 12, 2016 and join me and three other empowering speakers Jeff Bearden, Sophia Falke and Stacey Hall, as we share our own insights on how we changed the direction of our lives and created the life we had dreamed about.
You can do it.
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