For months, more and more people are coming to Glenn and telling them how much his message has been changing their lives. He focused on a caller from yesterday who saw what Glenn did in Wilmington for “America’s First Christmas” and was inspired to open his own business.
The caller, James, told Glenn, “Right after Wilmington, on the 16th I wrote the deposit check, I'm closing on my first business if not tomorrow morning, Monday morning. And I couldn't be more excited and I've got to tell you, I think if it wasn't for you to tell me get up off my sorry butt and do something, then I don't think it would have happened. I really don't.”
James is only an example of the individuals who are going out and changing their lives, and Glenn wants to start to keep track of people who are changed by “E4” and by The 7. Glenn said, “We need to see examples of regular people who are in the same situation or have been in the same situation as we're in right now who have made it. That's happening all the time.”
Glenn talked about how his own life was changed years ago, but he emphasized how his own failings ultimately led to his success. He asked Pat, “Would you have ever believed, when we were working together 20 years ago, would you have ever believed that all of the crap that I was doing 20 years ago would actually work to my advantage today? “
Glenn was changed because he had to overcome his own adversity and personal demons in the same way that people like James are being inspired to change their own lives.
The strength to change comes from within, from personal history and inner strength.
Glenn recognizes that he is strong and successful because he has recognized his own weakness. He compared his own inner, personal struggles with going into battle and you need to strengthen your weakest weapons. Glenn said, “If you are going into battle and you're a Knight and you're going into battle and you have all of these swords, which one, which one are you going to practice with and go to the blacksmith and hammer and sharpened the most?”
“In the end I believe it is the weakest weapon in your arsenal that conquers and wins,” Glenn explained, because that is the one you have to take to the blacksmith so it can be strengthened. The weakest the one your practice with so you can make it as strong as the rest.
What does the sword analogy mean? It means you have to strengthen the parts of you that are weak so that they can stand side by side with the parts of you that are weak. You cannot ignore your weaknesses. As Glenn said, “I am strong because I'm weak.”
“Life is counterintuitive. There's a lot of life that is common sense, but that's where faith comes in,” Glenn said. There are times in life when you reach a critical point and you have to close your eyes and take a leap of faith.
Money, success, fame is a byproduct of being true to yourself. By being true to yourself, you find happiness. Glenn explained:
“Money, success, fame, all of that, as you will find yourself, is a by-product of being true to yourself. Happiness is a by-product of being happy to yourself. If you set out to be rich, you'll be rich temporarily and you will be miserable because you'll come up with things like CDO's. If you set out to be true to yourself, you will be happy and depending on what that happiness is, depending on what that truth is in you, you may also be rich and famous. No guarantees, but you'll be happy because you were meant to be happy when you're true to yourself. If that's what you want to do, work the program, keep coming back, and contact us because you will inspire a nation.”