It was a room filled with about 300 networking engineers. True geeks, that’s for sure. I was there in the room to deliver a training to these high-level engineers about a subject they all loved – TCP/IP.

As the training went on, I discussed protocol, troubleshooting, hacking (oh excuse me, I meant to say “breaking down patterns to achieve entry into a network”) ARP, RARP, PING and a hundred other protocols. We talked hexadecimal and binary numbering systems, packet loss and router tables. Exciting stuff when you’re a geeky engineer.

But something was missing.

You could see it in their eyes.

While they were excited about the material, I could just tell that there were bigger things going on for these stoic (mostly) men and women. They were in pain. They were dealing with big things in life – divorce, stress, fear, worry and doubt about keeping their job, staying up on technology and running their businesses and departments.

So I read them a story.

Picking up a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, I quietly read a humorous and inspirational story with as much animation as I could muster. The message hit them squarely in the heart – without hope, there is no life. It was that small spark of hope in their eyes from that tiny little story that my life changed that day.

Fast forward to today.

The Accidental Millionaire is currently experiencing a new surge of activity. Why? People want hope, purpose and passion in their lives. We crave it. But we don’t know how to get it. It’s not taught in school, and I think that’s a shame. That’s why I wrote the book.

You are here to learn and grow, to give your gifts to the world and become the authentic, beautiful you that you are. We all are. I’m so glad to be on the journey with you. (Sometimes it feels more like a roller coaster though, right?)

So tell me this: as we head into the new year, what hopes and dreams do YOU have that you are ready to fulfill? For me, it’s a much bigger platform and I’m ready to receive that. What are YOU ready to receive? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss..

Author's Bio: 

Stephanie Frank
Founder and President of SuccessIQ University
Best Selling Author, The Accidental Millionaire

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