(Due to the very personal nature of this testimonial, some parts have been edited to protect the identity of the sender. Please read it and I'm sure you'll understand. BB)
I was at the convention last week.
Up until your portion of convention, I was really disappointed because I didn't feel like I was getting any new or helpful information to move my business forward. I was so disappointed that I almost didn't show up for your speech. I didn't want to get out of bed because I was so sore from too many days in [deleted] and injuries that I suffered in a car accident almost 3 years ago. I have lived with pain all day every day since then.
I have $30,000 in medical debt from the accident and my pain has affected every aspect of my day to day life. While I was listening to you, I just kept thinking to myself, "Wow...something magical is going to happen today." I loved the way that your stories came from your heart, I didn't feel for one second like you were pitching a sale to me...funny that as a sales person, I HATE when people try to sell me something. When you started talking about board breaking and told us to pick one word to write on our boards, PAIN was the only word in the world that I could comprehend. It felt so right to use pain as my breakthrough word.
Through your entire presentation, my back hurt, my shoulders hurt, my neck hurt. When you were showing us the board breaking stance, tears were rolling down my cheeks because having my arms up hurt so bad. I was the 4th or 5th person in my group to "try" to break my board. I was so scared that I was going to hurt myself instead of getting through that board.
I didn't get it on my first try which did in fact cause me some pain. Then I got mad, and sad, and frustrated which didn't help me break the damn thing the second or third time either. I was so frustrated, I was shaking and I was crying uncontrolably. I kept looking at the word pain and thinking of all the ways my life has changed in the past few years because of it. All my doctors and therapists gave up on me. They didn't know what was wrong with me or how to fix it. So I gave up on getting better too and just learned to accept that my life now included pain on a daily basis and the things I used to love to do (or just things I used to do easily, like pouring milk out of a fresh gallon jug) were just memories.
I took a break after my third miss and by the time it was my turn to try again, I had not 10, but 25 of my team members standing around me. I broke my pain board the 4th time I tried and immediately felt a weight lifted off my back, neck and shoulders.
The whole time, I kept thinking pain was such a stupid thing to try to break through. It's not some mental shortcoming that I need to make a decision to change, it's physical and out of my control. It's been one week today since your seminar, and I have been pain free every day! I've been sleeping through the night, I can't remember the last time I did that without painkillers, a heating pad, or waking my boyfriend up in the middle of the night to pinch a tight muscle. When I wake up, I'm awake! Not making my way through the day like a zombie. I know that you understand how powerful what you do is...but from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for doing it!
I broke through my pain with your help! I saw over 35 medical professionals who couldn't figure out how to help me. Had it not been for you, I wouldn't know what being pain free feels like. I am so thankful to you for talking to me, I didn't feel like you were talking to a crowd. Thank you for giving me the tools I needed to experience a week (so far) without tight muscles and headaches, and all of the other things I used to cope with my injuries.
I am forever grateful to you for being there, and being magical. I would love to read your books but I was too overwhelmed to purchase any at convention. Please let me know if you think there are a couple that I should start out with after breaking through my pain. I thank God that we were able to be in the same place at the same time! Without you, I would have spent the last week "getting by" instead of having hope for the future!
Thank you so so so so so so much Brian! I'll keep an eye out for you in [deleted] and if I don't see you here, hopefully we can meet next year at the Convention!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!