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Mikel Billstrom: ​My Life Was a Mess

I just got out of jail and I was washing dishes at restaurant and I starting to think "why why why why?"..... It just kept running through my head over and over. I wondered why some people get it all handed to them and still take it for granted, while I was handed nothing and still had nothing. I just didn't understand why I kept screwing things up and why I didn't believe in myself....

Was it because I was left homeless as a 10-year-old, while my mom struggled with a crack addiction? Was it because I was beaten with a broomstick over and over for not sweeping the floor right, because "I couldn't do anything right!"? Was it because I grew up not knowing where my next meal would come or if my mom would make it back alive this time? Was it because I was constantly told, in one way or another, that I wasn't good enough? Was it because anything I wanted "wasn't realistic" and that I was a "dreamer?"

 Maybe.... Maybe it was, but then something weird happened! Someone seemed to believe in me more than I believed in myself and I listened to them. I always worked hard but never seemed to get ahead. So, my friend Katie pushed me out of my comfort zone into a job I had no business in. I almost quit many times, but I didn't and my life was changed forever. 

Let me be clear. I had zero Confidence, no Self-Esteem, no support system from family and in reality had no chance in hell of becoming something; especially if I kept living how I was living. 

Someone believed in me more than I believed in myself. Now, In this moment I am letting you know that I believe in you more than you believe in yourself. I know there is more inside you. I know you have a small fire burning inside to be more. 

It's not going to be easy and I can't do it for you, but I will give you everything I have learned the hard way. I'll help you understand complicated things and put them into a normal everyday language. I'll share the things I'm learning now and have learned in the past. I'll break down all the psychology books I have read and put them into normal terms. I'll teach you all the things I have used to build my Self-Esteem. I'll teach you everything I know about becoming more in life and getting more out of life. I don't know it all, but I'll give you all I can.

From Mess to Masterpiece

​I was able to change my life with two things.. constant growth and taking responsibility for my life. My mess has literally become my masterpiece and I want to help you do the same. 

Life will beat you down over and over. People might say we have a snowball chance in hell, but you will make it. You might screw things up over and over again, but you will make it. It is time to commit and become the better you. I believe in you more than you believe in yourself because I have been there and know what waits for you. 

You're here for a reason and I don't always understand life's timing, but you are indeed here. Now let's take your life From Mess to Masterpiece with The Art of Growth. Imagine yourself a year from now with a completely different life....Sound good?

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