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“Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power they carry.” — Joyce Meyer
He was four years old when his parents divorced.
He went back and forth from the west coast to the east for many years, being shipped back and forth between his parents.
At age six, he was molested.
He had an IQ of 143. He was incredibly intelligent. However, he lacked focus due to the fact that he could not concentrate on anything for any length of time.
He always said that he was bored.
In his junior year, he quit high school, left home and began to travel. It wasn’t long before he ran with the wrong crowd.
He joined a gang and started using and selling drugs. Crime was part of his life now and he had to collect unpaid drug money for the gang.
At one point he almost killed a man for refusing to pay his drug debt to the gang.
As a result, he was imprisoned for his activity for five years.
The drugs and the crime led him to drinking. He could easily drink himself into a stupor most days.
Ultimately, his drinking caught up to him and he realized that it was either the bottle or his life.
Today, he is drug and alcohol free and no one would ever recognize him from his former life.
His question was, “Why didn’t I meet you 25 years ago?”
I said, “You weren’t ready then. I just led you to the door with two words. Love yourself.”
The answer to his question is not that easily answered, as you can’t change anyone on the planet.
You can’t even change yourself.
People can only change themselves if they desire to do so. However, you can help them or yourself by introducing ideas that are purposeful, fruitful and impactful that alters any controlling paradigm.
Doing this will unleash The Final Piece Of The Puzzle for them or for you.
This is only the beginning of an endless journey towards self-discovery and awareness.
Coach Franco Cianflone
1 ON 1 COACHING
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