You Show Them.

I’ve noticed a pattern where people who are disadvantaged in some way seem to achieve success.

Maybe they were born in humble beginnings.

Or that they meet a major obstacle in life.

They are made redundant.

Experience cut backs in their job.

Research has shown that a large percentage of children without fathers achieve success in their lives.

Even those who meet bankruptcy make a successful comeback to live another day.

Or those who meet with a major disaster recover to meet with success.

Creator of ‘Star Wars’ George Lucas suffered a major racing car accident before deciding to create the now famous series.

Tom Jones worked in the coal mines when a serious illness caused him to take up a singing career.

Multi-Emmy winner Ella Fitzgerald lived in an orphanage when changing from a dancer to a singer at an amateur talent show.

Seems to me there’s a strong sense of “I’ll show them” in all of these cases.

In disadvantage, in defeat, in a setback in life, I sense a strong reaction of “I’ll show them”.

Whether conscious or unconscious.

The same with me after my freelance business went bankrupt.

My story is here if you want to read it.

(That’s the book above).

Why not write your own story,

Go on you show them.

Love and peace.

Neil the Smith.

PS. I’ll show them by writing these autobiographical books (visit here).

Are We Really Meant To Live Twice?

How much truth was there, I wonder, in the title of the James Bond book and movie ‘You Only Live Twice‘?
This was Ian Fleming‘s last completed James Bond book before he died so was he trying to leave us with an important message?
So many famous people have lived 2 lives in one.
George Lucas was a racing car driver before he was involved in a serious crash when, during a long period of recovery, he conceived the idea of ‘Star Wars’. While reading Joseph Campbell’s best selling book ‘The Hero With a Thousand Faces’, he began to create his concept of ‘Star Wars’.
Singer Tom Jones launched his singing career after his lungs became infected with the coal dust he was breathing as a coal miner.
And Ella Fitzgerald was an orphan living in an orphanage in Harlem when, at the age of 18, she entered a talent quest as a dancer and, at the last minute, decided to sing instead. She won the grand first prize of $25 and went on to win 13 Grammy Awards over a singing career spanning 60 years.
They are just the famous people we know.
What about the ordinary people like you and me?
Don’t some of us face a second life, which we call Mid Life Crisis?
For 30 years I was an advertising copywriter until fate stepped in and my freelance business of over 10 years went bankrupt and shot me into my second life as a new man.
What about you?
Is your destiny urging you to break out of a life you no longer relate to?
Do we become free to follow our passion, our destiny, later in life?
Maybe you could think about whether your second life is waiting for you to make the first move.
Read about my 2 lives in my book ‘Back to the Wall’ and how my second life sent me off on a romantic adventure I could never have planned, chasing the clues to a mystery around the world.
It’s a page-turner I promise.

Best wishes.

Neil

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