A Note of Thanks to You
Posted by Trevor on 30 January 2017 | 19 Comments
Thirteen years ago… crikey it hurts to think about how long that is… a stranger turned up in my life. How he got here is a complicated story, but he brought an idea for developing cancer treatments. Dozens of people had dismissed his idea, but as I had for a very long time been seeking such an idea I knew life had thrown us together. He is from China, and I am from England. We had absolutely nothing in common, but are now as close as brothers. In fact he tells me often that he is my older brother, and I think of him and his family as my own.
With no experience to rely on we set about turning his idea into something real. He has an unfounded faith in my ability to pull it off, and I am mostly desperate and motivated to avoid letting him down.
I have lost count of the number of investors and scientific “experts” who have dismissed our project over the years, most quite harshly. Fortunately, just as I was running out of funds another complete stranger showed up to share the burden of cost. Three brothers now and not one of us really knowing what we were doing. This might come over as false humility, but it is all true. A sales guy, a textile manufacturer, and a practicing doctor.
Along the way, what we thought we were creating changed into something else. We changed direction with it, and then it grew into something else again. What started out as an idea that might one day help a few people has morphed into what I call a “company maker.” It has huge potential.
So what? Well, it is another example of what can happen if we set huge Intentions and blindly go after them. Amazing people show up, and then life fills in the details and suddenly something even bigger evolves.
More importantly, however, I mention it because every one of you reading this has also been part of the creation and the journey so far. Everyone who bought a copy of TSS contributed cash directly into the project. Once connected, always connected. That is a law of quantum physics. Distance or anonymity do not exists at the quantum level. Just a thought in the direction of another creates a connection that is indestructible throughout all time. Everyone who purchased a support file, or the physics of success course, or the recordings has contributed whatever you paid into this creation. Others contributed technical support and talent to make TSS, or the files and recordings, or the websites more professional (I am a very amateurish techie), which in turn makes them more attractive to new readers and wizards. TSS is published in Spanish and Chinese only because new wizards made it happen. All of you inadvertently got connected to this project as a result.
As a total dollar amount, it is but a tiny fraction of the budget… less than one tenth of one tenth of one percent. Here, however, is the main point. I decided to use the money for a specific and additional laboratory test. The test was considered in the “nice to have, but not essential data” category, and I could not justify that cost out of the main budget. You can guess the rest, but I still want to state it. That one additional test is what opened the door to change this project from something interesting but niche into something that becomes a company maker. That one additional test was made possible by every TSS reader.
In TSS I often make the point that we cannot predict the pathway forward, but we can always trace it in retrospect. In retrospect I can already say… “if I hadn’t decided to write TSS, that extra funding would never have been there, so the extra test would never have been done, and the project would have faded into…” Yet, it all seems perfectly divined now.
This week, I sent out a press release. Typically, I resist press releases because they do little for a privately-funded start-up. Now that we have a company maker, however, we need company-making venture funding. So, I decided to send up a flare and let life fill in the details. I attach the release here and I hope you all click on it and read it, because you are as important in its creation. Who knows whether it was one person’s purchase of the course, or another person’s purchase of the audio version of TSS that finally triggered a sum that caught my eye because it exactly matched the quote I had for the extra test, a quote I had sat on for four years, a quote I received the same month TSS was published.