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A Course in Miracles Days 7, 8 & 9 (Madonna, Uncertainty + Reality)

While I was in Rochester with Craig this past week, a friend of mine, Carol Roth, author of the book The Entrepreneur Equation, wrote an article called “Why Madonna Syndrome Is Bad For Your Business” and when I read it, I knew it was about me even though Carol didn’t mention me by name. (I couldn’t help but ask, and Carol confirmed I was in part her inspiration for the article.)

Seeing myself in the eyes of other can be challenging, especially when it’s true and points out painful truths that are hard to look at.

A Course in Miracles Days 4, 5 & 6: (Darkness + Dan Kennedy)

“Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.” — Marianne Williamson

For years, I have blogged in the name of authenticity and transparency, knowing I had a deep dark secret I was not sharing.

I kept it to myself because I was afraid it would hurt my business.

I look back to posts in late 2009 and throughout 2010 when I was really going through it, questioning everything, uncertain about who and what to believe, and I am surprised to see how positive and upbeat my posts were.

Course in Miracles Day 3 (Natural Highs, Why You Don’t Want a 7-Figure Business + Not Struggling)

Day 3 and I feel better than I have in a LONG time.

It’s funny, yesterday after I found out that Amex canceled my merchant account and I did everything I could to help them see how stupid that was, only to realize they were not going to change their mind no matter what I said or did, I felt a deeper sense of peace and relaxation than I have in a long, long time.

Oddly, I even felt a bit euphoric.

That’s what facing reality will do for ya!

A Course in Miracles, Day Two (CrossFit, Courage + American Express)

Well, it’s day two and I’m still here, still not smoking pot and facing my challenges head on, fully present.  And there have been plenty of challenges today.

Challenge #1: How did I Get So Out of Shape, Physically?

I used to have a Crossfit trainer come to my house and work me out 3 times a week.  As I became unwilling to work as much as I was and my financial situation changed, I stopped paying for the trainer.  That meant I stopped working out too.

A Course in Miracles, Day One (Sober, Exercising + Ready for Spiritual Practice)

As you know if you’ve spent any time around here, it’s time for me to put as much attention on my personal growth and connection to source as I have to making money and doing business over the past 5 years.

Here’s what I have not said yet.

My focus on being in the top 1% of earners and doing what others won’t do to stay there, led me into depression and addiction. Now that I am sober and clear-minded, I can see it — I was able to do what others would not or could not do because I anesthetized myself into working 12, 14, 16 hour days and maintaining a pace that is truly untenable for any healthy human.