“I love the movie ‘Shrek’ and the famous description of why getting to know someone is like peeling an onion. There are many layers, and just as in an onion, often the deeper you get, the sweeter the reward!
Some may think onions are just stinky- others find onions amazing, sweet, strong and filled with powerful nutrients that keep on feeding you to be healthy.
I’ve never really compared myself to an onion before… but, it is a great way to describe me. I have many layers and if you take the time to get to enjoy the whole package, you’ll see there’s lots of flavor and a variety of surprises along the way!
To some people, I’m over the top and too intense. I call it focused.
To others, I am very quiet and watch others. I am simply being attentive, actively listening and taking it all in.
There are people who say I have no sense of humor. I’ve had to develop my humor because I’ve had to find the way to see happiness when it appeared to not be present. Not only do I have a sense of humor- but I have inner happiness for no reason- pure, inner peace, joy and a thorough sense of serenity- even in the midst of chaos.
I live my life with passion. My favorite quote is “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice”. My other favorite saying is “Luck is nothing more than being prepared for an opportunity when an opportunity arises.” A personal ‘mantra’ I have is “If you don’t like it… Change it!”
Many see me as one who thinks fast, talks fast, and is very ready to take on the world. I do think fast and talk fast- and I am blessed to surround myself with friends and family who keep me grounded and humble. I do not have a desire to ‘take on the world’ but I do have a desire to reach out and help others who are ready to help themselves.
I have made a commitment to myself and to God to do my best to be an example of HIM. I am not perfect. Never have claimed to be. Never will. I do have a personal passion to ‘help show people there is a better way to achieve results’… so they can create the life they’ve always wanted.
Moving people to change is more than just inspiration. It’s more than just motivation. It’s the ability to connect with a person and engage them to make a commitment to themselves to follow through on their desire.
Change is not always easy. Change is not always pretty. But change and growth can be very rewarding- especially if you know you have a genuine hand ready to help you along the way.”