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Paul Blows

Not the Jaguar But my BAMBOO SHOOT

I see that my success story was listed but not marked against lesson 49. So I decided to write another on seeing that it is only two days to go and I do want to share what has happened to me over the past year.
I registered for the Kaizen Challenge in May 2007. I did the lessons as best I could. I set daily goals and tried my best to achieve them. When not possible I continued setting goals even though I did not have access to the web for the daily lesson. I persevered and completed the course after about 58 days.
So I left that thought of what had I achieved on this course, what had changed other than me setting daily goals and trying to achieve them. The days and months went by during my daily quiet time and self reflection I "asked" my subconscious what has changed! My work had a trip to the Kruger national park in September and sitting around the camp fire colleagues were intrigued at my "tale" of walking on the coals earlier the year. And on this trip my inner voice started to call....
Listen, listen to what they are saying! Listen see how they are stuck in what they are doing! They all work so hard and don't have balance in life, they seek more but work more! Look at you, do you want this too?
And when we returned back to the city and back to consulting projects, something was different. I consulted for financial services organizations including Life companies and asset managers. The experts that say it’s best to save for the future and retirement by giving them all your money and they'll do the rest! This is when it awoke within me...
The bamboo! The bamboo shoot that Hannes talked about! Water the bamboo shoot. Keep watering diligently, that which looks lifeless and one day it will sprout into a tall bamboo tree. Suddenly I got a great idea to start my own business with ZERO money! I have been looking for an idea for months to start a business as on the mentorship but no success and then like that it came.
Soon my motivation and focus for my career waned. I was in conflict. Internally my subconscious did not approve of the work I was doing. Travelling weekly to JHB, working long hours and for what. The reward for all slaves - the monthly pay cheque. I was not happy and feeling down.
Then a great thing happened! A client noticed my lack of focus and asked for me to be taken off a project. My boss and seniors at our firm was devastated and upset. I was over the moon. It was time for me to go...The next day I resigned and LISTENED to my voice within. I have now started my business. Actually I have now started two businesses with ZERO money and the cash is starting to flow. It is still early days but things are going well
I am happy. I see my family everyday and spend time with them. In the mornings I get up and go drop my daughter at school and then off to gym before I start the day of work. And spend a few hours in my small garden.
Another two businesses in planning phase and soon to be launched....So I asked myself today - how has the Kaizen Challenge changed me?
It opened my eyes but more importantly my ears, my internal ear to listen to what my subconscious was telling me. The power goals I set myself in May 2007 are on track to being met. Thought they would be difficult to achieve but here I am retired from the rat race 12 months early than previously planned! Getting to buy my first property for free. Started two businesses with two more in the pipeline. Cash is starting to flow with less physical effort from me.


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