Anton Koker Stoughton, MA, United States
Belief. Knowing. Visualization.
Taking steps forward when there is no concrete evidence.
My wife and I met in High School. During my senior year I told her, as my then girlfriend, that I was going to become an Electrical Engineer. I also told her what I was going to make on an annual basis. That projection was a fact that I got from the career guidance office. I had been a decent student, but I didn't have a clue of what I would face in college. I had originally believed I was going to be an architect. But, somewhere during my junior year I had discovered electric circuits, hobby magazines and electronics. My brother and I actually planned to build an electronic pinball machine, by gutting an old-style mechanical one, and retrofitting it with our own electronic circuits. We actually got an old machine, and saved up money and bought components to accomplish the task. We never did actually finish that project. We did manage to finish many smaller individual projects, like alarm clocks. And we even managed to repair many of the very early video game machines. But all of that was really just a hobby.
College, Calculus, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Field Theory and Circuit Theory among many others were all foreign concepts and complete unknowns. I had no clue what challenges lay before me. But, I knew with complete certainty that I was going to become an Electrical Engineer. When the diploma, that would gain me entry was within my grasp, I set a new record for the number of on-campus interviews for a senior in my college, 47. I ended up with 7 job offers. Every single one of these offers exceeded the amount I had told her by 10%. I had had faith, did the work that needed to be done, and the universe responded.
Over the years my wife and I set out with faith on many things. Having a happy, healthy family was one of those. We are very proud of the adults our children have become. We then became focused on ourselves, again, to some extent, a comfortable retirement, by conventional terms. We don't really plan to "retire", but simply empower ourselves with more and greater choices. We won't be normal, but will be living our EMPOWERMENT.
Today we are acting on the faith that more leaders are being built, lives are being changed, and freedom being earned by everyone who masterminds and invests their time and effort with Mentoring for Free. It is only during the last few years of our association with this incredible group that we've come to better understand HOW this works and accelerated our progress.
with gratitude and in service,
Tony & Lisa Koker
P.S. How many times have you said Your self-talk today?