You never know the impact you have on another person’s life. Words, thoughts and actions of an individual are tremendously powerful. Since October 20th, I’ve experienced a number of physical and emotional challenges, and on certain days I’m tempted to get depressed and defeated, which is not a badass attitude. And I’m a badass…so I resist that temptation by remembering people who inspire me.On the really rough days, I remember Somaly Mam and her amazing life and accomplishments. I met her on October 18th, and she invited me to visit her at the Somaly Mam Foundation in Cambodia, an offer that moved and inspired me deeply.
I’m visualizing a badass, successful day today, full of hope, beauty, laughs, and prosperity. Visualization opens doors, but action walks me through those doors and into the room. I believe in the power of affirmation, positive self-talk, and visualization to achieve my goals, and I have seen dramatic results in my life. But none of those processes can deliver without a solid action plan in the moment.
When I began my journey of kickass personal transformation, I’d been a hardcore drug addict for nine years. I was indigent, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, and had been living much of that time as a street person.