Hello everyone …….for those of you who don’t know me I am Jerry Clark, Chief Empowerment Officer of ClubRhino.com Today I have brought on stage to have a fireside chat with a woman of many faces and multiple talents. She has shared the stage with Jeffery Combs and others ….she was one of the top income earners with Xango, and a contributing leader with every company, and created multiple cds. She is an author, trainer, coach, and networker. I would love to bring to the stage Barbara Williams from just outside the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hello Jerry, thank you so much for the magnificent introduction. Hey everyone, I desire for all of you to know that this man Jerry Clark, has been, will be and is my mentor, coach, friend and much of who I am today is a result of his motto to equip, empower, and educate the masses.
Well, Barbara I invited you today so you could share your story with our audience today. So, Barbara, what would you like the people here to hear about your story that will definitively be helpful?
Oh, thank you Jerry, that is a great question….wow…helpful….gee I know what has been helpful for me, so, hi everyone, thank you all for being here, well, Jerry, let’s see I guess I would like you to know some of my childhood experiences that have given me that courage to bounce back in the face of opportunities to grow…yeah, I said it, not my problems, not my challenges, however, my opportunities to grow and become so I am now able to do and have…….
Let’s start with my “saddle up story” or should I call it my “dust yourself off story”.
My father was my mentor. He use to say, “Barbs, don’t be a quitter, if you start something then finish it. And if you have a situation that causes you fear get right back up dust yourself off and start all over again. And, if you are riding a horse and the horse throws you make sure you do not succumb to fear, jump right back on that horse.”
So, one weekend my dad and I went to visit his friend and he had a beautiful palomino. He asked if I would like to ride the gilding and I replied an ecstatic “YES”!. So, he bridled and saddled then hiked me up. Immediately after being in the saddle for a nano second he bolted flying full speed through the pasture. I could not get control of him no matter how hard I pulled on the bit. At a gallop he arrived at a large crevice and pivoted and started back racing back toward the house and barn. This spirited horse was charging toward the barn not stopping. The closer we came I knew he was going to the barn and would knock me off on the side of the wall. So, I did the only thing I knew to do which was to jump off the galloping horse. I jumped slide across the gravel hands outstretched in front of me belly down. I stood up looked at my bloody hands, dusted myself off then said, “get that horse back out here and saddle me up.”…….
I have spent my whole life walking through fear to success. I am not a victim, I am a victorious. I do not believe in problems, I use to believe they were challenges, however, I now believe they are “opportunities”. I allow myself to be molded and to see the good in all situations.
Wow, Jerry, I am long winded…..back to you Jerry.
Interesting perspective, that does give us something to chew on. Barbara again thank you for being here today.
“If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes. If you continue complaining, it won’t be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret.” Jim Rohn