I was born and raised in rural Northeastern Iowa. Being one of the younger children it was my job to manage livestock morning and night.
Doing chores helped me have minimal contact with a step-father who drank often, smoked a lot, and was unhappy most of the time.
My high school years were relatively uneventful. I basically studied and did chores.
Not really having much focus on my future, I enrolled at Hawkeye Community College and took up Ag. /Industrial Power. Upon graduating I entered the work force at an entry level position doing something- or- other.
Around this time it was dawning on me that I was not all that satisfied with my direction in life, so I drew up a plan to enroll at the University of Northern Iowa.
This plan included: Army Reserve on weekends, a part-time job during the week and student loans.
I hoped this would be enough to finance my Endeavour. Four and half years later, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Technology.
Upon graduating U.N.I. I followed my college sweetheart to Omaha, Ne. We got married and things went smoothly for a while.
With high student loan debt, stress and strain of differing career paths, (along with coming to terms with each other), the marriage suffered.
It got so bad that I finally said, “Hey joel this marriage thing isn’t working for you or her,” taking an emotional and financial blow, I divorced her.
With the failure of my marriage and the finalization of the divorce my life crashed into many pieces.
Every area: emotionally, personally, physically, romantically, financially, all areas about me were broken.
What I needed was a blueprint for my life.
Around this time I received an invitation from the Nouveau-Tech Society (early ’04). I responded and received an orientation booklet.
I read it and really connected with it. It made me feel good. A little later I received an offer to purchase, The Nouveau-Tech Package of Inside Secrets.
At first, I was unsure of it, so I read gingerly. Then more I read, the more sense it made to me. I kept reading and reading, and then I realized, “WOW I NEED THIS!!”
Reading and integrating the heirlooms has opened my eyes and mind to a new world around me. The ideas and concepts are amazing and I continue to utilize them in shaping my life.
Neothink enabled me to take control and reassemble the pieces of my life.
In taking control I was able to focus on myself and my feelings…with this I gained a sense of awareness, of myself and the world, a more rational view.
It is this awareness helps me to fit and feel whole.
Early in December of ’06 I met someone who was always available to me.
Whenever I was feeling down or just unsure, she was always there for me and continues to be so,… with her pearls of wisdom and Sunny encouragement…I held on.
Whenever I hear the song “Winning” by Carlos Santana, I think of her— cause she makes me feel like a winner!!….. Sweetness to her!!
Continuing to network and chat I kept exploring people I met on-line.
I wanted to keep working on myself; so I can have nice stuff!!
I want to keep building myself, networking, making friends, and strengthening relationships. I feel this is a journey and I want to chart a wise/safe/prosperous course.
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