It’s 9:27PM as I write this blog post and I enjoyed a fine night with great company at a Parramatta (Sydney) Chamber Event. The Business Chamber is full of great business owners from Small to Large Companies mostly from Western Sydney and I tend to fit right into that environment.
One of my great friends and trusted suppliers is the awesome Virtual Assistant Lauren Watts that I had the unique pleasure of hanging out with tonight. Her and I were talking quite a bit on life and in many ways we are different, but some ways we have had very similar experiences of losing everything and having to start again. I think she is quite a tough and amazing woman and is the dedication of this fine blog.
You may have read my previous blogs about me “Losing Everything” and it did impact me quite a bit. I lost my old family, friends, money, job and I was unemployed for quite a long time. Even last year in 2013, I had some really tough experiences that even saw me without a place to live for my cat and I.
What was incredibly interesting about this whole experience was that I recovered and from all my setbacks I am way stronger and with a greater earning potential now than I ever had before. As Lauren and I were drinking fine wines (at least I was drinking) we both reflected and agreed on the importance of health. In my own setbacks and Lauren’s setbacks – both of us have been able to retain our health each time. I remember hearing lots of quotes from billionaires and even Steve Job’s made this reference – people would give up all their wealth to protect their health.
To me this makes complete sense. Even though I lost all my friends, family and physical possessions, I never lost my skills or health and was able to build myself a new life. As Lauren is doing so well in her own life, we both have kept the basic’s so we can come back in style.
For many years I was quite hard on myself and I have reached a point where I have finally forgiven myself. I am quite pleased as to my results (considering the conditions I have been up against) and glad I kept my awesome health as I moved forward. My advice for going through hardship? If you have done and “Edward Zia” and lost the lot, don’t worry! You can make it all back and a lot more with lots of intelligence and hard work. Also, when you make it all back it’s VERY SATISFYING and a great experience. Especially as a Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur too!
The ceiling is limitless and that is what I love about the opportunites in our fine country! And speaking of opportunities too, if you love what you see here make sure you join our Awesome Marketing Vault. It’s full of powerhouse advice perfect for awesome people like yourself!
Thank you from Edward Zia – Marketing Mentor who Thinks Lauren Watts is Awesome!