I'm writing this from my old room in Atlanta/TTown. It's been over 6 months since I've actually been here. As I came back, I realized that I created my reality EXACTLY how I pictured it in my mind over a year ago. I imagined taking a BC, moving to a completely new city, and just pimping it out.
The drive back was a bit of an emotional one for me as I passed by Lanett, Alabama and I realized that's where the story really took a turn for the best and took a turn for the worst.
Almost two years ago exactly, I made that drive from Alabama to Georgia. I had virtually nothing in my life except for a couple of dollars. I was still in college, but I was hopeless in the relationships department. My health was so-so, and my mental clarity was rather poor. I had no purpose in life and I felt like I was floundering around.
I dreamed of changing my life, but nothing actually came to fruition. I'd start different business endeavors only to stop once the going actually got hard. I didn't want to study because I thought that academics were boring as ♥♥♥♥.
I had a lot of trouble focusing in on actually studying because partying was my main priority. I just enjoyed meeting people more than studying with my nose in a book. I could see past the illusion/delusion of college, and I knew that if I was ever going to be successful on a massive scale, then I'd have to leave college.
That was the first true step of my Path, my Personal Legend.
A couple of things happen after I left. I got my licenses for Life and Health Insurance, then Property and Casualty. Then, adjuster's.
Nothing came to fruition on a massive level in my life for about 1 year+. During that year, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I didn't go out at all. I rarely socialized, but I was still social. I had very...anti-social behaviors.
I woke up everyday wanting to die, I hated the fact that I lived with my parents, and I just wanted to live a new life. I wanted money, I wanted women, I wanted sex, and I wanted my life to change.
All the wanting in my life just compounded my misery and everything...sucked. Ha.
Then, I actually got "serious" about life.
I realized that nothing I had previously done really worked for me. All of this "motivation" hoorah and different techniques to get myself disciplined for certain goals didn't seem to work on me. While they might have worked for others, they certainly didn't work for me.
I started listening to The Sedona Method 20 CD course and I had some initial breakthroughs in my life.
My financials were the main things that I wanted to change in my life, so I focused on that dilligently with the goal of, "I allow myself to live in financial abundance".
At the time, I had no clue what that would be like. I just wanted to be able to go to Chick-Fil-A, get a salad, and not have to worry about breaking my bank/running out of money on my debit card.
I just kept releasing on different wants. I don't know if I ever got "hootless" with this goal, but all of a sudden, opportunities started popping up out of the blue. Not even that, but it was like, I could see things happening that just made financial abundance INEVITABLE.
For example, I was with my father in Dallas and he was worrying about spending some money to get started on our business venture together. He was afraid that we'd break even or that we'd go in the hole. However, I just had a calm and quiet certainty that EVERYTHING WOULD BE ALRIGHT.
I didn't know where this was coming from. Even looking back, I had no tangible reasons to believe that I'd actually reach my goal, but I just KNEW. There was something inside of me that just KNEW I'd get there without me having to worry at all.
Hell, even looking back, I remember my initial training session class. There were about 20 or 30 people who were more qualified than me for the position I applied for. They had more background in adjusting and construction. They were a lot older than me, and they seemed to have every advantage over me.
I was just a college dropout with no resume, but I had good computer skills. Scratch that, I had mindblowing computer skills, so I just excelled to the top. Even though I had no clue what I was doing, I was good with the computer and I could type 100 words per minute (which blew these 40-60 years old people's minds).
I kept releasing on my goal of financial abundance and things just kinda "happened" and all of a sudden, I'm making more money each day that most people make each month.
I started making more money than my father (a commercial Pilot with Master Degrees and Aeronautical Engineering and all that jazz), and he actually was kinda glad that I dropped out of college.
I no longer had to ask for money. I just had it. I didn't have to change anything in my life. I could just do/buy whatever I needed. At the time, back then, my only expenses were food, and gas.
Eventually, my Karma burned away and signs started pointing in a different direction: Austin, Texas.
Magical things just started happening and all of a sudden, I realized that I'd be leaving my "safe, secure job" and be moving out on my own, taking a BC, and just really going back to the way I'm used to living life (6 nights a week, being social, having fun with other people, etc.)
Before I made the final decision about moving, I just started releasing on the goal statement, "I allow myself to live a life of Freedom in Austin Texas". Even though I wasn't sure whether or not it was the right decision, the more I released on it, the more I realized that I'd be able to do it and successfully make it happen.
As I released on my goal, new solutions and opportunities presented itself. In addition, I did things that I would have normally never done. It was really the same things that I was doing initially, just in a different way/different manner.
On a calculated whim, I moved to Texas. I gave my employer a 24-hour notice. I thought that we would be leaving on "bad terms", but it turns out that they really loved the work that I put out and they thought I did a phenomenal job coming from 0 construction experience and 0 background at a job that has some of the most technicalities and minute details from anything that I've ever seen.
I still think that it's the coolest "job" in the world. If I ever would go back to working, I'd do that.
However, I made a firm decision that I would never work for another person again. I'm more of an order maker than an order taker. Some might call it a need for control, I look at is as a desire for freedom and willingness to break away from the social norms of a 9-5 job and the security of "The System".
So, I just left, packed up all my things, said goodbye to the friends I made, and headed to Texas.
Once I got to Austin, I just kept releasing on actually settling down and finding a good place for me to stay.
At first, I ended up getting a place that was 10 minutes away from all the bars. It was posh, upscale, nice, and extremely...luxurious. But I was looking for something a little bit more exciting.
All of a sudden, the perfect place to live for me just came up out of thin air.
I saw the opportunity and took hold of it. However, not
I wasn't sure if I would get it, but I WANTED this place really badly. With every second that I wanted it, I felt more and more out of control. I felt like my reactions were caught up in it, and I knew that this was the perfect place for me, but I just felt like "external factors" were preventing me from getting it.
Long story short, I just kept releasing till I got to a place of hootlessness. I got the apartment through a bit of persistence, but also constant releasing. If I would just kept "wanting" the apartment, then I would've ended up saying the wrong things at the wrong time.
I actually got the apartment because I created enough space inside myself to ALLOW it into my life. I just ended up doing the right things at the right time and BOOM.
Looking back, things could've gone completely wrong, but I ended up still getting the apartment.
It indeed is the best place in Austin to live...at least for me