Hero by Rhonda Byrne Part 7
Today Felicia and I are sharing from Hero by Rhonda Byrne (Author of "The Secret").
Felicia is continuing her video series where she shares inspirational stories of people who've overcome challenges and adversities and gone on to be very successful people in life. This is actually Part 7 of this video series.
Today's video is about Mastin Kipp from the United States of America
Mastin Kipp had the world at his feet as one of the youngest junior executives in the Los Angeles music industry, but an escalating drug and alcohol habit eventually led to the greatest shock of his life. Mastin was fired.
In Hero by Rhonda Byrne Mastin Kipp says:
" When I first came to Hollywood I wanted to be a music manager. That didn't really work out - Hollywood's not known for being the most loving environment. I started abusing drugs and alcohol , and I hit rock bottom. In one week my investors pulled out, my business partner and I broke up, my roommate gave me three days notice, I developed gout in my foot, my lower back went out, and the girl I was seeing, she and I broke up.
Literally, my life fell apart in one week. That started a very long and painful journey that I'm very grateful I went on but never want to do again. At the time I felt like I was in a hurricane, and then I realized : what if it was a divine storm?"
After losing everything materially but gaining in wisdom, Mastin set about reinventing himself, and has since become an inspirational blogger and writer through his rapidly growing website, email, and Twitter account, "The Daily Love."
This is something we can speak from first hand, this has touched our lives. We have someone very close to us who suffers with drug and alcohol addiction and it is very scary. You don't know if one day to the next if they're going to be around. It's very tough because it really ultimately comes down to their own personal choices of whether they take action to get better or stay stuck in the same place with these destructive behaviors.
These type of stories like Mastin Kipp's, are very inspirational to us because it gives us hope that things could be ok if this person makes a better choice and if Mastin can do it, anyone can do it.
So, whether you're suffering from addictions or whether you're suffering from depression, just know that you always have choice and you have a chance to start anew and reinvent yourself so that you can go onto be successful and and write a new story.
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And so the message I get from this is that although suffered from this disability of having this drug and alcohol addiction and he lost things, he still went on to reinvent himself and make better choices so that he could live a more successful life and help others in the process.
Come back tomorrow as we dive further into Hero by Rhonda Byrne.
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