I have always been a searcher. When I received the first letter in the mail, my curiosity was aroused. And so was my suspicion. I asked myself, “Who in the world knows about my actions?” and also, “if this is a scam, it is a pretty good one”. The letter itself was just a bit “cheesy”, but I detected something inside the letter that had some depth to it.
I decided to see “just how deep the rabbit hole goes” and began the correspondence with the society. My tendency in life at that point was not to get too excited about anything, having gone through some rough times with my health. But something in the correspondence seemed to speak to something inside of me. I was actually excited. Maybe it was just the mystery of those letters or just because I was somewhat bored with my daily routine, I don’t really know. I was just excited.
With the passing letters, which were promising some pretty ridiculous things, I kept feeling that there was something deep down inside of the content. Something way more important than the shallow (but tempting) glimpses of instantaneous wealth, physical attraction, and power. So, I bought the first heirloom.
This book was amazing. It presented a business plan that was so different from any I had ever seen before, and it also showed (and explained) the flaws of just about every existing business plan I knew. My biggest complaint, even before I read this book, about the other business plans was their content. It seemed to always be the same old thing, spun in a little different way, with different buzzwords.
The biggest annoyance to me was how industry kept biting on these systems and embracing them. I could see, from my experiences, that these programs would start out with a big push. The companies spent big money training everyone and in a year or two, would find themselves in the same condition they were (or worse) before they started the plan. Then the next ” great idea” comes along and the cycle starts all over again.
Back to the first heirloom. I was amazed at how the puzzle taught the essence of business by starting with the street vendor and then taking these motions and building on them. This led up through all aspects of what it takes to be successful in business. This was extremely well thought out and made perfect sense to me.
Next was the development of the mini day. I was not sure I could use the mini day in my line of work, because I have a specialized job. I decided to give it a try. Even though my job involves many interruptions, I have been able to apply the mini day to a good effect and find myself with spare time to spend developing new concepts for the business.
During this “extra” time, I have also been able to spend time power thinking to find value creating actions in my work. The only problem with my living is that I work for a company that is rooted in only cutting cost, not creating new values. My job there is such that I will probably never move to a higher position within the company.
So that brings me to trying to decide what I want to do. I want to really become a value creator and enjoy the benefits of value creation. I followed through with reading the 3 heirlooms. When the 12 essence meetings began, I could hardly wait to watch them online. I could see opportunity knocking on my door and I knew I had to open that door. The problem was, I couldn’t decide just what to do to take advantage of this immense wealth of knowledge.
Luckily, I was able to find a few other apprentices about 20 miles from where I live and we started conversing. Then we started meeting regularly and eventually formed the SOS Youngstown A Team. I still couldn’t figure out just what my Friday Night Essence really was. I am a fairly accomplished musician, but that just didn’t ring the bell. I am an expert at 3D modeling using the most powerful CAD (Computer Aided Design) software in the world. I could use my talents to create a consulting firm, but still that just didn’t seem quite what I wanted to do.
I discussed my dilemma at great lengths to the other apprentices. Probably to the point of them getting tired of hearing about the problem. Then at one meeting, we had visitors from California (Sead) and Kentucky (Roger). During that meeting something opened inside of me. On the 20 minute drive home, I was very deep in thought. I was almost in a trance like state. And then it hit me – I have always wanted to help people in any way I could. I have always wanted to be a philanthropist, but to be one, you have to have something of value to offer, be it money, power or knowledge.
What better way to help than guide those along to the SOS path? So I found on the trip home from that incredible meeting, my FNE. I am going to spend my time developing the clubhouse agendas and workshops to help guide others along the SOS path. I know deep inside, these actions will develop into the life fulfilling ways promised in the heirlooms.
My searching days are far from over, I have much to learn, but now there is a direction in which to point my search. I have to admit, I am very excited over the prospects and am enjoying the ride!