When unwelcomed guests take over
An unwelcomed guest hacked me last year taking over our guest room and wreaking havoc in all aspects of my life. He was ruthless, ugly, insidious, and toxic to my psyche. I knew the damage he was causing, but I felt out of control to prevent it. He not only destroyed my home, he prevented me from moving forward with my thoughts, dreams, and ambitions. The name of this invader—Crippling Fear.
You can’t fight what you can’t name
Crippling Fear can be as real as a monster when it comes to crushing your dreams and vision. Yet, if you’re like me, when Crippling Fear knocks at your door, you’re quick to let him in. Why? Because he has an overwhelming power that is shocking and great—it practically knocks you down when it confronts you, time and time again.
Close the door—but he’s still there!
Two years ago, this hacker made himself comfortable in my home. It was a few months before I published my first book, A Doorway Back to Forever: BELIEVE. He tagged along at my heels, whispering his evil message. “You’re not good enough. No one cares about your story. Who do you think you are? No one cares about your message. You’re a waste.” I remember the assault on my mind, the toll it took on my physical body, and the many times I almost—almost—put a stop to the whole project. But somehow, I kicked him out the door and the next day, my book went live.
Fill your beaker—it’s time for combat!
Since then, Crippling Fear has tried to come back, but I refused to let him in while in a vulnerable state. So, I filled my personal beaker with spiritual elements from the Elite Warrior Training center classroom—control, clarity, competence, and confidence for starters. I could control this beast. I had a clear vision of my future success. I am an expert on the material. I knew the power of its message. So, when I flung the door open, Crippling Fear crumpled in a pile of smelly refuse and slithered away. Success rose in its place! I spoke about my book series at the Igniting Souls Conference in 2016 and 2017—success! I learned formatting skills for my book series—success! I published the second book in the series, A Doorway Back to Forever: TRUST—success! I was offered a position as Managing Editor for Author Academy Elite—success! I lost 33 pounds—success! I welcomed a granddaughter into the world—success! And I had the pleasure of meeting many fans of my book series—success!
But when you least expect it…
Crippling Fear is relentless. Despite my relationship with Success, Crippling Fear came back stronger than ever and broke down my door. He ransacked my home in regards to one major aspect of my professional life. He hacked the heck out of me when it came to online presence.
My emails went silent. No website. No updates on my blog. Hardly any Facebook posts. I became invisible to the online world. And in my invisibility, I almost forgot my message. I lost sight of the inspiration in me. I lost my direction as I let Crippling Fear take over. I lost sight of those who need the doorway back to Forever to remain open.
Counter Hack-Attack launch in three … two … one …
Blast off! I’ve learned to recognize my hacker, and I refuse to let him devastate me again. I’ve launched a counter hack-attack.
2018 will be a banner year in the Kingdom of Forever! Here is what’s in store:
1. * My website, Beyond the Doorway, will go live on January 30th
2. * Book three of the series, A Doorway Back to Forever: DEEND, will be released April 30th, 2018.
3. * The interactive, online supplement to the series, Stepping Through the Doorway, will launch April 30th 2018
4. * I will be invisible no more!
Phew! I’m exhausted after reading that list. *pants heavily*
Have you been hacked by your worst enemy? My guess is you probably have. You can choose to let this continue, or you can protect yourself from future hack attacks. Come back to the doorway for more info on this. You can kick the hacker out the doorway as I have!
Looking forward to a year of success beyond the doorway! Come join in the fun!
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