If you have not already read Part 1 of this article, please do so at this time. Part 2 of this Back Story grows out of Part 1. To read Part 1, please click on this link: Back Story of Second Chance to Live Part 1 of the Process
And now for Part 2 of the article.
After deciding on WordPress.com to use as my blogging platform I spent 60 – 70 hours a week for the next 8-12 weeks learning about the world of the blogosphere, writing, publishing, answering emails and comments. I also sent letters to introduce Second Chance to Live to organizations domestically and internationally to share the mission and vision of Second Chance to Live. Then for the next 6 months, I spent 50 – 60 hours a week continuing to learn about the blogosphere, write / create, answer emails and comments manage my weblog and write letters to send to contacts around the world.
For the next 3 – 4 years I spent 45 – 50 hours a week, then for the past 3 years I have spent between 40 – 50 hours a week writing / creating, answering emails and comments, sending email introductions of Second Chance to Live, and learning about how to be more effective as a creator, writer, and communicator. On July 29, 2011, with the encouragement of a friend I created a YouTube Channel and started to make video presentations of my articles for people who learn through watching and listening. During the course of the 80 months, I have written 1130 articles and created 168 video presentations.
In April of 2013, I presented a workshop in Anchorage, Alaska and then in May in a workshop in Seattle, Washington. In a few weeks, I will be giving a keynote presentation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I realize that I would not have been able to or be asked to be a part of these conferences if I had not followed my dreams. I do not know what is around the corner. I am thankful for the opportunities that I have been given during the past 80 months. I look forward to future possibilities, as doors open for me to be of service. My experience has taught me that nothing in my development has gone to waste.
In my experience, I have come to realize that I can trust the process, a loving God and myself. I have come to realize that everything that I considered to be disappointments and disillusionment was preparing me to use my gifts, talents, and abilities in ways that would work for me. What appeared to be setbacks were actually set ups. I share the above details with you, for this reason, my friend. You may have also experienced disappointments, disillusionment, setbacks, aggravations and adversity during your lifetime. My encouragement to you my friend, to not give up. Keep moving forward as you pursue your dreams.
More will be revealed to you and to me my friend — with and in time.
Commit to “suiting up and showing up” in your life each day. By doing so, you will be amazed at the things that you can and will accomplish because you did not give up on your process, a loving God or yourself. You will see what you thought was being used for your harm, was in actuality being used for your good. You will see why you needed to learn the lessons that your disappointment, disillusionment, and adversity has taught you. You will see how all things have been working together for your good. You will be a blessing to the people who are brought into your life. You will see that nothing in your development has gone to waste.
To read an in-depth account of my journey and process, please click on this link: In Depth About Page
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