A leading Man Of God in Nigeria that I respect so much, an International Speaker shared his personal life experience, which of course I will be sharing with you. It goes thus:
“You have probably heard about my success story somewhere, somehow, but there’s another side you may not have heard. Let me tell you a little story.
I Was A Failure For Many Years!
I was born into an average family. My dad was a civil servant and my mum a full-time housewife. When I was about ten years old, we moved to a bigger city and my dad decided to go into the government contracting business. At about the same time I got admission into secondary school. Things were looking good but changed some years down the line.
Something Went Wrong!
The economy went down, there was a change in government and my dad couldn’t get building contracts anymore. Things became hard for our family. It was at that time I gained admission into the Polytechnic to study Civil Engineering.
I remember clearly how my dad had to apply for an overdraft from my mum’s account to pay my first school fees in the Polytechnic because his own account was overdrawn. I still remember how for the first few weeks in the Polytechnic, I was eating biscuits and drinking coke twice every day because I could not afford to go to the cafeteria.
My father, had given me only the small amount of money he had left as pocket money and promised to be back in two weeks. He could not make it back in two weeks and there I was left with nothing to feed myself.
If you’re young and in school or just left school, I’m sure you can relate with this story.
While I was going through that in school, I did not bother to call home because I knew they were struggling to pay the rent. The landlord took my dad to court because he could not pay the rent a few times. My mum sometimes had to buy food on credit from neighbours who sold foodstuff.
It was rough, it was hard and in the midst of all that I began to despair. I began to wonder what the future held for me. I began to wonder if I would ever be able to succeed , if I would ever be able to break out of this vicious circle and live a comfortable life. As things became harder and harder, I became even more desperate. I desired to be successful. I just did not know how.
And I Was Certain There Was A Key To Success Somewhere…
So I began this strong quest for knowledge. I had to find the key. I had to find a way out. I struggled. I asked questions. I read volumes of books. It appeared the more I searched for the key the more my dreams eluded me. Can you imagine a brand new car with all the accessories in place – good tyres, good engine, great body, a good ignition key but without petrol in it? What would happen if you try to start that car? That was my situation. I was on the same spot trying to figure out how to achieve my dream without a clue on what to do. I was helpless.
Fast Forward a Few Years Since Then. . .
Things have changed!
-Today I lead a motivational organisation which runs broadcasts on radio stations in 3 countries
-We run broadcasts on television and millions of people watch our broadcast across the 7 continents every week
-I pastor a church where I speak to an average of 20,000 people every weekend and oversee a publishing company and a leadership school
-Today, I travel around the world, teaching people how to succeed, speaking at seminars and conferences
-Today, I wine and dine with the best minds around the world
-Today, I can spend amounts of money, which were only possible in my dreams years ago.
What Changed For Me? What Made This Possible?
More education? Nope!
What made it all change for me was because I discovered several life-altering truths which I applied to my life. These truths transformed me and I have taught it to hundreds of thousands of people. And I can teach it to you too. These secrets changed everything.
Wouldn’t you like the same level of success that I enjoy today?
Wouldn’t you love to be able to achieve your goals and have everything you touch turn to gold?
Wouldn’t you love to break the cycle of poverty in your life and step out into abundance, never going back?
I’m sure you do. That’s why you need to know about these secrets. Having moved from abject poverty to a level where I can do anything I want without any financial constraints, I am in a position to show you the same route I took, so you too can begin to enjoy a life of abundance without any restrictions . Follow me very closely!
There is a process to it!
Alright, I will share the rest with you in my next article.