I remember watching The Secret for the first time in 2013 and having mixed feelings. Could it be so easy? Could what I think about simply be “attracted” into my life? I was skeptical, but as a self-proclaimed personal development junkie, I decided to give it a try.
I would close my eyes after praying and exude feelings of love, desire to become a writer and entrepreneur, and positivity. That was two years ago. I eventually realized that the Law of Attraction was so much more than my simple exercise. It included what I focused on, thought about, talked about, looked at, etc. so I committed myself to pursuing writing and entrepreneurship more aggressively.
I began to think about my dreams in detail. I reflected on what the moment would be like when I finally got a call that my writing would be published. What would I do? How would I react? Where would I be? I dreamt of it constantly.
And as the law promises, things began to come together in my life in ways that I could never have imagined.
Growing up, I’d always wanted to be a fantasy writer. I spent 7 years working on multiple drafts of a novel that peaked the interest of several agents but was eventually deemed a “subject matter that was currently too saturated. Try again later.”
I wasn’t devastated as the rejections rolled in. I expected them, but what I didn’t expect is how I decided to try my hand at writing about self help. I started a blog, because any non-fiction writer needs a platform… and suddenly, 500 followers, 1000 followers, 5000 followers, 10,000!
Better yet, I was meeting people on a daily basis, including entrepreneurs, speakers, writers, and creatives from all around the world. I met one person in particular named Chris on Instagram, and I remember him posting how he was going to be part of a book about millennial entrepreneurs.
I’d never really had the nerve to message and ask someone if I could call them before via social media, but this post interested me. I reached out to him, and when we spoke, I remember him saying, “I can tell you how I got part of the book, but better yet, let me help you be part of it.”
I didn’t know what to say. I must’ve thanked him a thousand times, but it still didn’t feel enough. Did he realize what he’d so casually offered was my LIFE DREAM?
Eventually, Brad (who is now a good friend) called me. He was part of the team that was putting together the book and publishing it, and I shared with him my story as I drove to the airport. I was about to catch a flight to California for a conference, and by the end of the call, he said, “You’re in.”
The book “Journeys to Success: The Millennial Edition” was published in 2015, and my chapter “Ring of Change” details my story of being trapped in a relationship where I was told what I could and couldn’t do. Every detail of my life was decided for me until I started to fight back. Eventually, my ex-fiance cheated on me, liberating me once and for all from a toxic relationship. It was then that I decided to live a life true to myself. I started two businesses, and eventually, I found the love of my life Naush.
On the day of its release, the book became a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in several competitive categories, and though it was only a chapter that I could claim as mine, my heart was full knowing that the universe had heard my prayer. Better yet, it complied.
I can only imagine what the future will hold.