I want to be that leader in my families life, that accomplishes the unimaginable. Please help. [/B][/QUOTE]
I have a great story about accomplishing the unimaginable.
My daughter, Erin, graduated high school 3rd from the bottom in her class. It was a close run thing as to whether they were going to let her graduate her grades were so low and her attendance so poor. After high school, she worked for a year at a hot dog stand in Boulder Co. -- dressing up like a hot dog 2 days a week -- while her twin sister and brother attended CU. After a year, she was very discouraged. She wanted some kind of training that would help her do more then "work in food service" the rest of her life. Investing in a $600. cram course called the Princeton Review and studying with private tutors, she took the SAT. Her combined score was just enough to get her admitted ON PROBATION to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
At the end of her first semester, she called me in tears, wailing about how she thought she was doing so well but had ended up on "THE LIST". Trying to make sense through the sobs, I finally got her to tell me the name of the dreaded list causing so much sorrow. It was the Dean's List. Erin, who struggled to get a C in high school, was being honored for Academic achievement. When I explained the significance of her being named to the dean's list, she squealed with delight and ping-ponged with joy all over her dorm room. The rest of Erin's story continues to unfold with high achievement, excellent financial rewards and a life that is magical.
At the end of her Sophomore year at SCAD, Erin was hired by W magazine in NYC as a fashion assistant. At 20 and leaving for her first international photo shoot, she called so excited to be going to Greece. When I enquired where in Greece, she told me, "Rome". It took some convincing but finally she understood what most 6 graders know -- that Rome is located in Italy not Greece. [Her family nickname became Error after that mistake]
After a year and a half at W, she was hired by Elle Magazine, where she became a fashion editor and the celebrity lifestyle stylist. She handled a significant number of their celebrity photo-shoots. Since then she has been recognized as the best "lifestyle stylist" in the fashion industry. She left Elle a year ago to become the Lifestyle director for prominent couture designer in NYC. In addition to her fashion stylings, she has opened two retail outlets in Beverly Hills, oversees the store in London and designed part of the men's fashion line.
Recently she was feeling a little down after making a mistake which cost the Company about $40K and, in her words, got her "reamed" by the CEO. Manifesting out of the blues, she wound up representing the Company at a book promotion attended by the Glitterati of New York. Flashbulbs in her face all night, she renewed acquaintances with Fashionistas and Celibrities and was photographed to appear, arm and arm, in 2 national magazines.
She is 27 years old and is personal friends with more then a few celebrities, super-models and fashion icons. Erin has become her own fairy godmother, maninfesting her way from a hot dog stand in Colorado to a life of excitement and rewards in her chosen field.