Out of the crazy house. (but still nuts)
I thought that was a great title. Boy do I have some hilarious stories…
…more on that later.
I actually came out a week ago, and I’m going to be a bit out of touch still for a few days here while I finish finding and moving into my new home here in Costa Rica (think I found the place – I’ll know for sure in probably two hours from now) but I wanted to update you on how I am, how things are going, and some other cool stuff.
* If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Read My Last Post.
Answer: I’m doing great.
It’s a little bit of a mind warp to spend a couple of weeks with no computers, internet, or any sort of outside stimulation going on at all. Just thinking.
To be honest, it drove me a bit nuts for about a week, because I couldn’t figure out what the hell was the point of going there (aside from good PR, of course).
See normally, when I do something like that, there’s fun stuff to do – think of a cool cruise or something, but where there’s nothing to do but think all day.
It sort of reminded me of the year 2000, when I was in a place called the MTC (the missionary training center) before I went on a Mission for the Mormon church over in England. When you walked in, it was like stepping into an alternate universe – completely separated and cut off from the outside world.
It’s kind of funny, because that year – I was actually in the MTC during the same time period I was just in the inpatient place. And something magical happened on September 15th…
…this year, too.
In fact, September 15th needs to be called ‘The Magic Day’.
It was the first day I made a LOT of money online.
It was the day that David Sharpe and I clasped hands over a wooden table in Costa Rica, and signed the operating agreement for Empower Network.
And this year, something cool happened, too.
For me though, even cooler.
See, in My Last Post, I talked about how my wife and I have been separated for a while, and I had been dating this girl out here in Costa Rica – and then she got pregnant, and vanished when I came back from the Denver event on July 26th.
* Side note: That IS my baby. One of these days, I’ll tell you how I know that. I only said I didn’t know before because I was a bit weirded out by the fact that she vanished, didn’t know where she was.
So on September 15th, she reached out to me, and just let me know she’s ok, the baby is ok.
As simple as a thing as that was – it made my whole month special. I don’t know if you know what it’s like to have an unborn child you don’t know is safe, or not. It is the worst feeling in the world. September 15th, the weight of ten planets lifted off of my shoulders.
And I experienced, just for a second, the most magical day in the universe.
I was really worried about it. This is the only photo I have of my unborn child:
That was from a gynecologist appointment 2 months in. The baby is 4 months old now.
So now, I know they are ok
And I’m going to be able to help her now while she’s pregnant. Because only a wussy would abandon a baby. I’m hoping for one more thing – and that is before I go to the ‘Fight The Forces of Evil‘ events in a couple of weeks – that I’ll get a chance to resolve any problems I have with her, so I can at least be a good Father. That may or may not happen before then – so pray for me, or send the power of the universe my way.
Or as Tony Rush likes to do – hold a Voodoo doll, and pray wildly in tongues, holding the doll over the Bible.
(kidding Tony. Lol.)
I really had some time to think about the future, too – to create something new, and powerful.
And all I really wanted to tell you is:
I love you, and I appreciate you.
I wasn’t expecting the incredible responses I got on my other post.
I didn’t realize how much you all love me.
I suppose it’s because really – for the last 4 years of marketing – I’ve poured my heart and soul into people. All of me.
I’ve given you everything.
And in response – you’ve given me everything back.
Everything. Because now I know that you are the same as I am – humble, hungry – and powerful.
In the last month, I’ve gotten in shape:
Started Taking Martial Arts Again:
And in addition:
Started dancing classes (got to learn latin dance) and have been taking 4-6 hours of private Spanish tutoring per day, trying to get fluent before the re-launch of our new platform into 5 languages in January.
(I speak more spanish than most of you think – a lot less than I should though)
I’m also about to start guitar and singing lessons, too.
This shit is fun.
You know what the coolest part is, though?
While I’ve been away (and will still be away until right before the launch of the ‘Blog Beast’ – just wanted to update you)…
…the growth of the team has just increased.
Empower Network has grown BIGGER.
The growth has gotten FASTER.
YOU have gotten better.
Which is what I’m most psyched about - team work.
The vision is real. Because of beautiful people. And because of YOU – stepping up into a new power – we can all be that much better, realizing that the dream really is just about… the team.
Stepping up to a new level.
Attacking problems face on.
FACING YOUR FEAR.
Which is really what Empower Network is all about.
It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about not making mistakes. It’s not about being a Guru, and knowing all things.
It’s about being able to admit the truth. Where you are weak. Where you are strong. And SURROUNDING yourself with other people who have strengths and power that you don’t have. I COULD NOT have done what I just did without…
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
One time, I was sitting in a room full of people. There was a guy with a receding forehead standing, staring at me with his glasses. He walked right up to me and as he stared into my eyes, his gaze pierced into the depths of my soul, and he said…
“Do you realize the power that you now have… by letting go of the past, and embracing a new future? Because by changing the way you view the past – you BREAK the chains that once held you down, and now… don’t anymore. Because a chain, like all of your problems – are only as strong as their weakest link. And now, staring into the abyss of time and space – realize something – that just as a river washes away the greatest of stones over time… So you can now flow into your new destination – realizing that there is nothing more powerful, in all of the universe, as…”
While I was in the crazy house (really, just a big retreat center. I had a Penthouse suite in there.) I ran into a guy named Billy.
Billy had gone into that place because he was in a rough spot in life, because he had been clinging onto a problem that he refused to let go of for years. I brought him into the room, and I had him imagine his problem like it was on a TV screen, and he was watching it from the center of the Universe – billions of lightyears away. I had him imagine he had all of the power of the universe inside, and that he – made in the image of God could decide to see the world as if the past and the future were just one thing – all happening now. And I said:
“Billy, NOW what does your problem look like?” As I squeezed on the side of his arm a little.
“It’s just like a blip. Like a blip of a light on a TV screen that’s been switched to a wrong channel.”
And I said:
“Just like the blip that you’re seeing – this problem you’re experiencing isn’t a problem – it’s just a blip in the lines of time, stretching through the Universe.”
And I remembered the words of the man with the receding forehead, who walked up to me in the room.
And discovered something fascinating.
I’ll share it with you during the launch of ‘The Blog Beast.’
Coming September 30th.
I’ve got to jet – I have a house to find, a baby to take care of, a scared Mom to calm down, and the biggest launch in History to help orchestrate.
Plus, I’ve got to stay in shape, keep doing martial arts and Dance, and turn on the ‘sexy machine.’
Get ready for ‘David Wood Version 2′
See you in a few days. Or a week, or something like that.
P.S. If you’re someone who pray’s – say some prayers for the Mom of my kiddo. Or send her the power of the Universe, or something like that
And if you’re reading this Priscilla – I forgive you. I just want you, and the baby to be safe. Whatever I can do to help you right now – I am here, waiting.