Through a set of circumstances, we had lost everything and we were thousands of dollars in debt.
The house with a swimming pool, high on a hill overlooking Puget Sound and the mountains beyond was gone.
It came after a tragic accident to my business associate in the business, one of the greatest men in my life, who made it possible for me to become a great success.
From all that, to a small two bedroom rental with three teenagers.
My wife and I had guaranteed the SBA loan, bank loans for the corporation and personal financing.
I started over, but, I had learned how to achieve success.
No blame, no guilt, I assumed personal responsibility.
Eleven years later, I was writing the final check to the last bank. I had my final paycheck, un-cashed from the previous corporation and it was exactly 11 years to the day I was sending the final check to the last bank.
If you want to understand something, try to explain it to someone else.
I starting holding small classes teaching prosperity.
I went to an art supply store and bought a 30x36 blank poster, green for the color of money.
Created a picture of a cruise liner, marathon medal, hood ornament of a luxury car, crude cover of what became my second book, triathlon ad from a magazine a picture of a rambler, $0 debt, a bike for triathlon, etc. I have reached all my goals.
As I sit here contemplating my next phase, I am looking at it.
Time to finish the third book. Second book was published in the U.S, China, in French in Canada and in Europe.
This blog is my class in prosperity, now.
Will make an audio tape to feed my mind, set aside one hour per day.
If it worked perfectly the first time, odds favor my doing it again.
Ralph Bruksos has spent a lifetime studying the impact of change on organizations and individual lives.
Prior to starting his current company, Ralph Bruksos rose from salesman to President of a multi-million dollar company with 23 branches in the United States and Canada. Ralph says, "Continue to change and grow, or go home, pull the drapes and wait for it to get late… it's our choice."
As a man who has climbed mountains, parachuted to overcome fear, captained a charter boat as an avocation, and who still runs marathons and triathlons, he lives his message. An inspiring, humorous and entertaining public speaker for over 30 years, Ralph Bruksos teaches audiences how to make change work for them in both their personal and professional lives.
His presentation, "Turning Change Into A Payday" is designed to inspire leadership, integrated teamwork and flexible thinking, critically important resources for an organization experiencing