Not afraid to fail
I've been working on my money/abundance mindset all my life.
My mother raised me as a single mother and she worked very hard for us.
But when I was 10 something happened to us that changed our lives. She came back from work crying. She was working for the government and she was investigating some corrupt dangerous people and she had received some threats and that day they had pulled the first trigger.
They have emptied all our bank accounts and we lost all our money, savings, funds, all of it.
They managed to move the money from bank account to bank account until the money was untraceable.
We hugged and cried all night.
But it’s the next action (her response) that marked me for the rest of my life. We had together the equivalent of 20 USD dollars in our pockets. Yes like the Macklemore song.
My best friend from childhood was moving to the USA and the next day we were organizing a beach day. I thought we were definitely not going, "we cannot go because we don’t have money" I thought.
But my mom knew better than to let money stop her. The next day she woke me up early, packed some sandwiches, some water and she said: "why are you not up? We are going to the beach".
I learned so much that day. I learned that no matter what a terrible day you could have had. The next day is always a new opportunity, that I cannot be lamenting my situation forever and that is ok to cry.
But, once you let the emotions pass through you, the next day is always a new day. We had so much fun that day that we forgot our bank accounts were empty and we were so grateful to be alive.
Money cannot stop you from having the best day of your life or being your best self. Happiness is a choice. And in order to attract abundance you have to be abundant first. Vibe high.
When we came back we had spent the 20 USD but we were united as a team.
I was going to highschool the next year and then university, but we couldn’t afford it. All the money saved for my education was gone.
But, what wasn’t gone was my desire to learn and grow. So, we worked together as a team, mom would work and I did the same. I took school as my first job. I end up turning a zero bank account into going to university for free through scholarships. We both made it through.
I'm a big believer in education, non traditional or traditional. I'm a lifelong learner. And I know my story is not like most people. But it's not because I got more opportunities. I literally had none of the cards on my favor, I was born in a middle class, single parent household, in Peru, and I didn't got lucky. I just had two things: hunger and resourcefulness.
And if by reading my stories I can pass a little of that to you.
All the opportunities are out there for you, for me, for the hungry and the resourceful.
In this story I found that thanks to that I'm not longer afraid to fail. I have been in that low place that I didn't have anything, so I wasn't afraid of losing anything several times.
However I'm sure of one thing: I always have myself. And I got this.
And if I could turn things around my friend you can do this too.
You got this.
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