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My Journey to a Dream Come True

I had quite a busy week-end but it was really worth it. I had really fun doing what I love to do, maybe too much, as I came home rushing to give a hand to my wife. She was really exhausted. My absence at home this week-end was felt.

In less than a month from now (on August 8 to be exact), it will be ten years that I am in Canada. What a journey! As Steve Jobs said once, it is when we look back that we are able to connect the dots. Now when I look back, I can see how everything that I went through had lead to this moment. It hasn't been easy at all, but it was worth it.

Ten years ago, I thought I was Superman. I am telling you, I was very confident and full of pride ( it was my way or the highway). If you were me, you would feel the same.

Let's see.

At the end of my high school I said that I wanted to study English at University: check. I did that. Before the end of University, I said I would be an English teacher at my former high school:check, I did that. I wanted to work in the media: check. I wanted to win championships as a Basketball coach, and seven years later, my team had won over fifteen trophies: check. In September 2001, I made a decision that on August 15, 2002 I would be in Canada and I was here on August 8: check. Once in Canada, I said to my friends that if I don't work in a radio station I will never work in Canada. Six months later I was the Project Manager of the first French community radio station in Toronto. This time, I KNEW I was Superman. Little did I know what was coming next.

In the month of March 2004, I decided to quit my job so that I could follow my dream. I wanted to do a big concert in Africa to help kids. Did I say that I had no savings to fall back on? Remember: I was Superman. I didn't care. The next nine months were humbling moments for me. What used to be Superman was now his shadow. The project failed, and I found myself with no money and no job for quite a long time. Something had to change. I had to change.

I had to figure out what went wrong. Thankfully I found a good job that I enjoyed. I decided to dedicate myself to serious growth. I had to grow mentally and spiritually (that was my biggest weakness) as well as my network. I decided to invest all my money into my education. I read thousands of books, attended hundreds of seminars. I was so hungry. I knew my chance would come eventually. I learned to pray, I learned to be patient, challenges had humbled me. I was no longer Superman, but I knew where the real strength was coming from. I am still a work in progress, but I am no longer the same person. In fact, the journey will never end.

At the end of 2010 things started to move drastically. I found the woman of my dreams, I found the people to help me achieve my dream, after seven years in my wonderful job, I decided to jump again into full time business. This time it felt right. It took a leap of faith, but deep down inside of me I knew I was making the right move. The business came with its challenges, but I was ready to face them. This time I knew I was not the one fighting. I had God on my side. In fact, He had been with me all along, but I didn't know it. I thought Superman did not need God.

A few months ago I met a couple at a networking event that Paul (my business partner) and I attended. Now, they are our new business partners, and , oh boy, things started to shift in a big way. We just started our new company called Unleashed Possibilities Inc. The company's vision is to be the leading personal training company that empowers individuals to transform their ideas from a thought to a reality.

Guess what! This week we are launching a coaching program that took us an entire year to put together. We are so exited about it. It is really a dream come true. For those of you who are here in Toronto, I am sending out my personal invitation to our first open house this Wednesday July 11 at 7 pm. Click here for more information

On August 8, I will celebrate my ten years in Canada looking forward to the next ten. I came just by myself and now we will be a family of 3 to celebrate. No other better way

Moral of the story? Do you want to live your dreams? Just think you are Superman and you will become a coach

Always a pleasure

The Journeyman


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