It's been my mission in life to empower millions of people to live a life that they love and enjoy. So much so, that it's truly what I wake up for every single morning.
For two and a half years I've been working hard to fulfill on this purpose in the form of a website platform, that originated from a vision that pulled me up from a place of despair. It made me feel complete with all that exists. But it wasn't easy at all. It was in fact, such a bumpy ride, that after 2.5 years I was almost embarrassed to keep trying.
But I somehow couldn't let go. Something inside felt like it really wasn't me wanting to make it happen, but rather "it" asking me to make it happen and I was drawn to it naturally.
I began to read "The Alchemist" and paused when I reached the famous quote, about the universe conspiring in helping me achieve anything I truly wanted.
That sentence shifted something inside me and awoke me from the passive state I was falling into. And when October came, I took a risk, increased my loans, leveraged my business and flew to the US to attend A Tony Robbins event .
It was one of the most incredible things I've ever experienced. Watching Tony Robbins stand on that stage touched my heart. He was the most committed, vulnerable and loving being and he was literally touching and transforming 6,000 lives.
When I looked at what he does I realized that the vision I've had within my heart forever, is truly possible. I felt connected to my core and to everyone around me. The people were the most amazing people and the energy was indescribable.
When I returned to my Tel Aviv home, my passion began being revolved around helping the people who've gained touch with their true power - To maintain that power in their day to day lives and to help them in achieving their goals and making their dreams a reality.
Within a month or two of implementing this new strategy, taking action on these ideas and acting on my true passion, I suddenly realized I've formed an entire community. I'm surrounded by incredible people, leaders, who inspire one another and tell me that with this group and the calls that we've built I've helped them smile every morning. They claim I allow them to maintain being who they want to be or drive them to act on goals they've given up on . I watch them tap in to the leader within them daily through this community and truly empower each other.
It fills me up and yet I can't take the credit, because it's not me who created it all, it's them. I'm just there to build the structure and help point them in the right direction.
See, once I am truly focused on that love inside me, I access a different way of being. I become a tool and there's a force that takes over and guides me through my actions. And it feels like magic. It's where I want to be forever.
It's been 4 months now. My personal investment in this community keeps growing and growing as I want to keep the energy flowing, provide more value and expand.
But suddenly a different reality hits me in the face. I come to realize that I've become so involved in the work I'm doing I forgot to create revenue. I feel like I am thriving, while all my time is being spent on a passion I cannot sustain.
I keep hustling daily to maintain the community and work hard to learn more so I can improve at the same time, but I can barely afford it anymore.
At the same time, while everything is thriving online, I am on my own in an apartment across world, in a different time zone. I'm so far, I'm unable to attend more events and bring in more people, an investment I am offered falls through because I am not in the U.S. and I realize, while I constantly tell others to act on their dreams, I put aside my dream that I've had forever which is to move back to the U.S. and pursue this dream. I must practice what I preach.
I spend the last week tossing and turning in my sleep. I'm not sure what to do or how to act.
I can keep beating myself up about not pursuing this and let my momentum keep dropping until this whole thing falls apart and I have to settle for something, or I can do the very minimum and share. Be completely vulnerable and share this reality with my community to see what they come up with.
It's a Sunday and I'm on a video call with some of them and I'm so lucky my skin is dark enough to cover my blush, because I feel the blood rushing through my face as I tell them.
Before I know it they begin coming up with all sorts of ideas to support my vision and to help me come to the U.S. and within two minutes this fundraiser is set up for me (Thanks, Udoka! You truly rock)
I'm so grateful. I know that coming there will not only be making a dream happen but will also enable me to be closer to you and my passion. To dedicate myself to groing this and form stable connections that help bring this vision to life in a way that will not only touch this community, but millions of lives that have yet to be inspired. Everyone deserves to truly thrive.
- Michele Santo
- Kasia Simura
- Adrian Gomez
Organizer and beneficiary
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