Saturday, November 29, 2008

Law of Attraction

I was introduced to the Law of Attraction by my brother Dennis over 10 years ago via a Deepak Chopra book. I had been on a spiritual quest for enlightenment for many years. About the time I was downsized in Chicago in February 2007 I saw "The Secret" on the internet and eventually bought the DVD. Watching "The Secret" while unemployed helped me navigate through what was a difficult time in my life. The three months I was out of work felt like three years. What made it even more difficult to accept was the fact that the six months I spent at WZSR/WWYW we had increased the total cume of the radio stations by 40,000 listeners and posted their best ratings ever.

While going through that period a radio friend of mine who is a Law of Attraction life coach told me that I had manifested my unemployment because as he and I both knew, I was miserable there. The GM and VP of Programming who had hired me "went away" and all of a sudden I was "alone". I had planned on making Woodstock my home and this plan was changed. Apparently, and as hard as it is to understand, I (as in me, myself and I) was the one who changed those plans. The key part of the Law of Attraction and the hardest to accept is that YOU are responsible for EVERYTHING that you attract, good or bad. It is easy to accept the "good" things but you must accept the "bad" as well. It just is. You have to put the "victim" clothes away because YOU choose your circumstances one way or another. Oh, and the "bad" things sometimes are the "best" things or at least the "right" things for you.

Getting out, by Law of Attraction, consciously or not, was the best thing that ever happened to me.

The key was to stay in a state of gratitude and to THANK the person who laid me off for doing me a favor. That was a hard one. Long story short, through a positive mental attitude and the Law of Attraction, I landed my present position a few months later. My wife was hired as well. Two weeks after my start date I was promoted to Operations Manager and several weeks after that I was given a second station to program. It is a year and a half later and both stations are doing very well ratings and revenue wise.

Our son goes to a small private high school where he is excelling. I can't imagine a more perfect environment for him. There are only about 140 kids in the entire school. He gets the individual attention and guidance that he needs. Had we stayed in Chicagoland, he'd probably been going to a school with 4000 students!

I'm not the biggest fan of cold and winters. In Pasco over the next several days it will be in the lower to mid 50s! In Rockford it is going to be 20 degrees cooler:-)

I've met some wonderful people in and out of radio. I even attend a "Law of Attraction" Meet Up group. I plan to put the Law of Attraction in action big time in 2009. I plan on creating a web site for commercial purposes. Denise and I want to offer our Voice Over services. We do fun radio spots together. (Think of the couple on the Sonic TV spots) I plan on writing stories about my childhood and my life in radio as well.

2008 was a very good year for me and my family. 2009 promises to be even better. I believe that. How about YOU?



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