"Embrace the opportunity to become a leader of others and the wealth foundation for your entire family as you learn and teach others the skills that are necessary to become financially free. Whether you are presently broke or financially rich, you have the power of choice. I choose for you to progress to the next level of your life, whatever that looks like for you. Set yourself on fire with enthusiasm and fill your soul with the spirit of an entrepreneur, and the people will come from miles around just to watch you shine!" - Greg Downing
 
So ends off the dedication in Greg's book - Entrepreneur Unleashed.
 
Firstly I met Greg and partially attended one of his Rich Dad 3 day seminars. Not from a participative point of view, but more just because I was setting up to do some marketing for him. So I just needed to get to know Greg a little. Even reading his book was not for any personal value to me but more just to understand where he comes from. However over the last few months, speaking to Greg and to Toni (Greg's Mom) I have gotten to know them a little better, and honestly I've often contemplated the thought swirling around in my head that "they may be onto something here". Kind of observing from the sidelines you often see things from a different perspective to when you are "in the game".
 
Over the last year there have been some drastic changes in my life. I went from being a mother, a wife, a business partner, a family person - to just being alone. Don't get me wrong, I am still a mother but I no longer have the responsibility of having to take care of the kids. My youngest got married more than a year ago, but it's taken me more than a year to realize, mostly to myself, that I don't take care of her anymore. My eldest has been married for nearly 9 years and has a 2 year old of her own and has just given birth to her second a week ago. So my responsibility level with her had changed quite a long time ago. My husband left the country over a year ago for business and as a result, I have no husband - still married but without the responsibility of having to make dinner or share a bathroom. My business partner and I decided that maybe we should re-look at what we do and rearrange things a little so that we can actually more become business acquaintances than partners. In a sense I am restructuring my business even though I have been doing this for a very long time. So truthfully when I look at where I am right now, I can quite comfortably say, I am alone and in need of some serious changes in my life.
 
With all of that in mind I have been taking a good look at myself and because of my periodically being connected to Greg and Toni, I have realized that sometimes you have a solution and you don't see it. And just this morning I was looking at Greg's book sitting right in front of my eyes on the bookshelf above my desk and reread the dedication in the book and the last paragraph in the dedication just jumped out at me.
 
"Embrace the opportunity to become a leader of others and the wealth foundation for your entire family as you learn and teach others the skills that are necessary to become financially free. Whether you are presently broke or financially rich, you have the power of choice. I choose for you to progress to the next level of your life, whatever that looks like for you. Set yourself on fire with enthusiasm and fill your soul with the spirit of an entrepreneur, and the people will come from miles around just to watch you shine!"
 
Since I am in need of a new chapter in my life, realistically the thought of "setting myself on fire" sounds quite appealing, as it's been a long time since I've had "people come from miles around just to watch me shine". Having read the book before I have decided that it's time for a re-read and this time read it with the intention of putting into practice what Greg has to say. 
 
Also purely as an exercise for me, I had made the decision to blog about my thoughts and mindset while I revisit Entrepreneur Unleashed. If you are reading this, please feel free to participate, since sometimes you sit looking at something going on in your own life and are so stuck in it that you cannot look at something from a different perspective. So I value your thoughts on anything I have to say.
 
You may even be wondering, why would she blog about this?? Me too :) But I am of the mindset that maybe if there are people out there who might be where I am right now, my writing it down is not just a commitment to stick with it, but maybe a way to work with someone else moving forward.
 
Also if I don't write something people are just going to think that I am lame and I could not keep a personal promise to myself. Honestly I will think that myself. We all need some sort of encouragement and I am looking to you to be that to me. Interested?
 
More coming soon...