When It All Started To Make Sense.
Submitted by: Jessica W.
Young musician, entrepreneur and humanitarian out of Los Angeles, California.
I’m an extremely hard working person for my age. Regardless of the cards I’ve been dealt in life like being broke, experiencing homelessness and losing loved ones, I’ve always maintained a, for the most part, positive outlook on life. Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve had my moments thinking “Why do they have this and I don’t? I work twice as hard and am equally, if not more talented?”, “Oh I’m so happy for you, congrats, no I’m not. What am I doing wrong?”
I’ve always had dreams of becoming an established and successful musician. I grew up in a family full of talented people that either never followed their dreams or did and gave up too soon. I refused to let this be me. I was a promising honor roll student throughout the years, but I got tired of it. I wanted the music thing to work so bad it was all I thought of. I eventually got into trouble due to ditching school to focus on music and never graduated. My family was disappointed. They thought I was foolish, but I knew deep down this is what I was meant to do. The only person that understood was my grandmother. She supported me when no one else did.
Fast forward, plenty of sweat and tears. I put my trust and hard work into many situations where the parties involved didn’t have my best interest at heart. I was a victim of loyalty. My talent was used to make them money. Money I never saw. After they got what they wanted from my gift, they left me in the cold. I was angry. Always negative and wanting payback, but expecting positive results. I kept working day in and day out, but nothing was surfacing.
Then a friend of mine introduced me to The Secret film. I was absolutely amazed. You mean to tell me all I had to do was believe that everything I dreamed of was already mine and it would show up? No way! So I bought the book. It was so clear to me now. Believe it, achieve it. Think positive. Be giving. Practice gratitude.
I needed money. Yeah, I want to become a famous artist and blah, blah, blah, but realistically I needed to be able to take care of myself. So I started searching for the “perfect job”, whatever that was. I only had one prior and didn’t stay long. I needed it to be flexible, at home work, full time hours, great pay and not get in the way of my career. I would wake up every day saying to myself , “Today is the day.” One day I came across an ad about the exact job I was looking for. I had zero experience in this field but I knew it was mine. Fast forward, I get an email about an interview the next day. Oh my! Hired on the spot! I’ve since been promoted more than once!
Here I am making more money than I’ve ever seen and I am genuinely happy. Now what about my music? I need something to happen. I don’t know what, but something big is coming. I get contacted by a casting assistant. I think it’s a scam, but want to see anyway. I go to this audition that just so happens to be at a well-known casting studio. This part is mine! And it was. My first major audition ever and I nailed it. A lead role at that! Can you imagine?! With work and this part I made enough money to buy my first car. Which just so happened to be one of my dream cars I was looking at years ago!!! I think to myself, this is crazy. This book has opened so many doors for me and I’m so grateful. I’ve performed more and gained new fans and opportunities. I even got contacted by a huge magazine doing music features and they asked if I would be interested in an interview with them. What?!?!
Every day I wake up and every night before I shut my eyes I say “Thank you”. I preach The Secret to anyone who will listen. I just ordered The Power and can not wait to see what it holds for me. This is very real. My dreams are coming true right before my eyes and I’m enjoying every moment of it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Never Give Up