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Reassuring I'm on the Right Path

The Silver Lining

I recently finished a book that was referred to me by a friend entitled, “The Business of the 21st Century” by Robert T. Kiyosaki, John Fleming and Kim Kiyosaki.

Robert (Kiyosaki) is a multimillionaire investor, business owner, educator and speaker. Fleming is a successful entrepreneur, consultant and speaker. Kim (Kiyosaki) who is Robert’s wife has a passion for educating women about money and investing.

My friend told me to read this book because it will give me insight about how to become a successful entrepreneur (I told him I am an inspirational speaker).

I noticed there were some points within the book I related to when I began my journey of becoming an inspirational speaker. For instance, in times of economic uncertainty, people get creative. They break out of their comfort zones to help make ends meet.

Before deciding becoming an inspirational speaker, I was in economic uncertainty, and I knew I had to be creative as I can while designing my CalmandStong website, PowerPoint presentation and business cards.

I was breaking out of my comfort zone because I’m more of a behind the scenes type of person, but I knew I had something with substance with my story of being a two-time cancer survivor and hip amputee.

I realized it will be selfish of me to keep my story to myself, and not share it with people who could benefit from hearing me speak about my experiences and realities with having cancer as a teenager.

The Mindset of an Entrepreneur and It’s Time to Take Control

It takes courage to discover, develop and donate your genius to the world. Over the last three years I’ve been putting in a lot of time and effort into being an inspirational speaker, but have not made much profit from it yet.

From reading the book, I’ve learned that it doesn’t take money to make money, and it doesn’t take a formal education to be financially free. It takes a dream, a lot of determination and a willingness to learn quickly.

Back when I was financially unstable, I was thinking I worked hard to get my Bachelor’s Degree in journalism for no reason because I wasn’t using it. It wasn’t until I created my website and PowerPoint presentation and realized why it was beneficial for me to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in journalism.

I noticed I was referring to what I learned in college to my creative process while I was perfecting my craft. I also realized my four years at California State University, Long Beach didn’t go to waste and God was waiting for the right time for me to unleash the creative side that I didn’t know existed.

Incomparable Leadership Skills, Choose Wisely and The Business of the 21st Century

From reading the book, great and brave leaders are often quiet, yet when they speak, they speak to people’s souls and spirits.

I felt this part of the book spoke to me the most because I’m a quiet person, but at the same time I have an important message to share with everybody.

Storytelling is a very important part of my speech because I’m talking about my experiences and realities from when I was 14 years old to 28 years old, which exactly 14 years (I was 14 years old when I was first diagnosed with cancer).

There are four elements of leadership: mind, spirit, body and soul. All great leaders have been storytellers, such as Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa.

I feel The Business of the 21st Century was a book I really needed to read because I felt like I was on the right path, but I needed a sign of reassurance and I found it. I’m focused on making my story accessible and available to everybody who is willing to listen.

“Network marketing is the perfect business for people who like helping others.” - Robert T. Kiyosaki

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* On Nov. 17th, I received an e-mail from Stupid Cancer to post on social media about why I'm thankful for Stupid Cancer and the Young Adult Cancer Community. I decided to post on Facebook and Twitter on Nov. 21st.

* On Nov. 22nd, Stupid Cancer saw my tweet and featured me on their Stupid Cancer blog. You can check out the Stupid Cancer blog here:

* On Nov. 25th, I volunteered at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and it was a quiet day because it was one day after the Thanksgiving Holiday. The only thing I did was color with two patients and the Child Life Assistant, but I’m sure after this week things will get back to normal in the playroom.

* One of the many quotes from the playroom. “I can change the world with my own two hands.”


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