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Six years ago I attended my first Breakthrough to Success training with Jack Canfield. I first met Jack at my very first professional development conference in the early 1980's. Thirty years later, as I was contemplating a major career change without a clear direction about what was next, I discovered Jack again.
I was working an academic schedule and had a month off. A friend suggested that I take a break from all things professional, download a romance novel she recommended and escape into the audiobook as I paddled my kayak around the lake near my house. When I signed on to Audible, Jack popped up on my computer screen as I was trying to download the novel Joanna had suggested. Apparently, the Universe had other plans for my time off. There was Jack, on the cover of his book The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, along with a "get it free if you join Audible today" offer.
With the help of my teen neighbor Liam, I downloaded the Success Principles book onto an MP3 player and set out on my kayak with my ear buds and a bit of curiousity. As I listened and learned about the Success Principles, Jack talked about his Breakthrough to Success (BTS) live event. His mention of BTS struck a chord in me in that gave me goose bumps. I learned a long time ago to pay attention to whatever gives me goose bumps. Through what I now see as divine intervention, at a time when resources were tight, everything in my world lined up to support me getting to BTS. Two months later I was in the training room in Scottsdale, Arizona ... and my life has never been the same.
I thought I was going to BTS to make a career change and leave the work I was doing with teens. Instead, I got tremendous insight as the result of the work we did in the training room. Each night I went back to my hotel room, got out my laptop and began to revise my class curriculum, incorporating the success principles I was learning and incorporating some of Jack's activities into my lesson plans. I came home and began teaching the success principles into the middle and high school classrooms I was working with as well as into the clinical and community settings I served.
I fully embraced the principles in my personal life and achieved profound results. I began living my life according to my passions and got clear about my life purpose. I set goals based on my passions and learned how to incorporate planned and inspired action and accountability into my daily life. The results were astounding! My relationships shifted, my work took on a whole new meaning and the fear that held me back for so long no longer controlled my choices. As I took 100% responsibility for my life and my choices and incorporated the tools I was learning into my daily life, my world, my work and my life transformed!
Two years later, with the support of a very generous benefactor, I completed Jack's Success Principles Train the Trainer program. Shortly thereafter, the Pathways to Success for Youth Project was born. I wrote some local grants, developed some private funds and piloted components of the success principles content into my classes as well as into my clinic's Peer Education program, professional and community trainings, and into my winter workplace where I run the ski and snowboard school at a local ski area.
Most of my time went uncompensated by money, but was compensated abundantly with results and breakthroughs in the young people and the adults I worked with. And my passion for bringing the Success Principles work to young people has grown exponentially and become my primary focus.
As of now, twenty team members have been trained in the Success Principles ... teens, twenty-somethings and adults with the experience, passion, vision and professional skills to support the vision. We've worked hard to raise the money and the support to continue our momentum. The next steps towards bringing this work to kids across the country are mapped out. We have already begun to raise the $100,000 needed for the development and production of a teen friendly video series to supplement the curriculum.
We are ready to move forward and are in the process of hiring a grant writer and gathering our team for the next phase of the project. And we are getting ready to implement an 8th to 9th grade transition retreat and a faculty development program focused on creating a positive school culture and classroom environments.
But first ... immense gratitude to all those who have supported us with donations, air miles, volunteer hours, gift cards, corporate matches, grants, moral support, scholarships, timeshare lodging, etc.
Please keep sharing our work, our website and our Generosity fundraising link so we can keep moving forward with our vision for youth. This is the kind of work that will transform our kids, our schools, our families, our communities and the planet.
With so much love and appreciation for your part in making this vision a reality,
Pathways to Success for Youth Project
by Whitney Pray
It’s been almost a year since I went to Breakthrough to Success with the Pathways to Success for Youth team and it completely changed my life. I was skeptical before I went but the experience was nothing short of revolutionary.
Being in that room all week breaking down limiting beliefs, connecting to my self through mind body and spirit, and connecting to others through vulnerable, honest, caring connection completely changed the way I live my life.
It all seemed divinely organized and came at the perfect time for me. personally. However, I saw the experience that the young people in our group had and I couldn't help but wish that I could have accessed those experiences and knowledge when I was younger.
Being a teenager or a young adult is not easy. Life is full of insecurity, confusion, exploration, rejection, and pressure to find yourself and your path. But we don’t always get the unconditional love and support that we need. We doubt ourselves and our passions. We hear all the limiting beliefs that life, the people around us, and ourselves tell us over and over again.
Imagine being in a classroom or at an event where a young person begins to feel like they aren’t alone; that everyone else is going through the same stuff and everyone has the same insecurities, fears, hopes and dreams. I felt that at BTS first hand.
You start to ease up on yourself and believe in what you love. You feel support from those around you and stronger in the face of those who don’t support you. You start to believe that whatever it is that drives you and you feel passionate about IS possible; that you can do whatever you want in life. How powerful would that be?!
Pathways to Success for Youth aims to bring this experience to young people across the country. I believe that it has the power to alter the way we raise our young people and in turn build a stronger, more positive society. Don’t you think?
I invite you to visit our project's website to find out more about the vision and how you can get involved! If you are moved to support the Pathways to Success for Youth team visit http://www.pathwaystosuccessforyouth.com/how-you-can-help.html to see the many ways you can help. Any and all help is welcome and appreciated!
If you have the means to support the group and help bring more young people to BTS to have life-changing experiences and learn the tools to help others do the same, think about donating to our Generosity campaign.
by Drea Kasianchuk
Almost a year ago I attended Breakthrough To Success with the Pathways to Success for Youth Team. As i reflect back on my experience, my only wish was that these success principles were introduced to me at a younger age. I am still considered young, but I believe that my teens and early twenties would have been positively influenced and tremendously impacted by acquiring a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence. That's why I'm glad I am involved in the Pathways to Success for Youth Project and will be involved in their fall event bringing this work into the high school I graduated from!
I went into this conference with an open mind, hoping that I could tap into my life's purpose and walk away with a plan to fulfill this path. That didn't quite happen. But in 5 days, I left with life-changing tools that gave me the confidence to know that I was on my way to discover my purpose and the mindset to appreciate my life and all that it has to offer.
I spent most of my childhood and early twenties believing I would need to work extra hard to get what I wanted out of life, and that if anything came too easily, I wasn’t trying hard enough. I was always told over and over again that life wasn’t easy. It was this mindset that allowed me to think that I wasn’t good enough and that I would always have to try harder to be better. Essentially, I was making my life a lot more difficult than it needed to be.
After this conference, I was able to identify this limiting belief, recognize that I wasn’t doing a service to myself by inflicting so much stress and expectation. With the help of the tools I learned at BTS, I chose to let go of this belief so I could positively encourage myself through life’s challenges. BTS allowed me to see that I could begin to discern my life’s purpose and enjoy this discovery with:
This just skims the surface of the wisdom I gathered from this experience.
During my week at BTS, my world and my heart were filled with incredible connections that have changed my life forever. I often think this conference is in my top 5 best things I have done with my life, but then I think, of that top 5, what beats it? The answer is nothing. BTS is #1 because it has enriched every part of my life and has become the foundation in all that I do. I feel like I've been gifted a new lens to view the world through, which allows me to see that anything is possible, that I am very lucky to have the gift of life to experience all that I can, and that love and compassion is truly the only way---love wins, love heals, love completes life. This event, Jack's success principles, and this wonderful community empower me to make the most of my time on this planet.
Again, my only wish was that these success principles were introduced to me at a younger age. I believe that my teens and early twenties would have been positively influenced and tremendously impacted by acquiring a greater sense of self-awareness and confidence. Although this wasn't possible for me, but it is being made possible through the Pathways to Success for Youth Program. Please consider making a donation to this foundation to send another group of young adults to BTS this year, so they can continue to bring these principles into schools to share this remarkable set of tools with all adolescents. Lets inspire our youth!
In the Fall of 2014, I almost let go of my vision to bring the Success Principles to teens. I needed a bigger paycheck. I loved the work I was doing with young people, but was just barely getting by. But the Universe kept calling me back! I can remember the day I finally gave in. "If I am meant to continue with my vision, you need to show me the money! I am going to take a nap while you figure it out"
I lay across the bed, buried my fingers in my cat's fur as she snuggled in for a nap and I fell asleep. I woke up to my phone vibrating above my head. I recognized the name. I answered. I got a job offer. A promotion to head up the ski school i had been working at part time for over 15 years. I love teaching skiing. I love working with people who are passionate about what they are doing. I would be responsible for developing a team of about 100 people who were passionate about what they were doing. And the salary was negotiable.
My first reaction was NO! I thought of the responsibility, the time commitment, and so many other reasons I shouldn't accept the position. I needed to decide. "A decision not to decide is a decision." I heard Jack Canfield's words ringing in my head. I gave myself 24 hours to decide. "It all comes down to just two choices. One choice leads you towards your vision. The other leads you away." I heard him say.
The Universe was always clear with me if I paid attention. It was always nudging me and showing me the next right step. This was the next right step. I knew it. It added passion to my life and gave me the money I was looking for. It was seasonal and allowed me to continue with my other work. Looking back, it was perfect in so many ways.
And I had no idea I was developing the skills to take even bolder and more powerful new steps that would lead me and the Pathways Team to the threshold we're standing on today.
In the Fall of 2014, I was sitting in a community forum meeting to discuss the heroin epidemic that has sunk it's teeth into our community and claimed the lives of several of our young people. I didn't want to get out of bed that day. I remember the feeling of resistance. We keep talking about the "problem". We are missing the solution. The name of the "problem" keeps changing; alcohol abuse, drug addiction, teen pregnancy, homelessness, etc. but we're not digging down deep enough for real solutions. Yes, Narcan will save lives and yes, we need effective treatment options, but ... I dozed off for a few minutes with my fingers running through my cat's soft fur. I woke up knowing I had to go.
I was seated at a breakout table titled "Education". We were assigned to the task of addressing heroin addition from an education standpoint. I spoke passionately about what I know. Kids need connection. They need to be engaged. They need passion and purpose and their own vision of success. Not what someone else tells them success looks like. They need tools to build self esteem, self worth and resiliency. The need to have a vision for their future that goes beyond the next fix or a baby to give them the love they're looking for. And they need skills and support to make their vision a reality.
The superintendent of schools sat across from me. At the end of the meeting he asked me if I was ready to work with him. A few months later, I was sitting in his office with his administrative team.
Fast forward to now. I just got a significant grant to support the Pathways to Success for Youth Team as we work with the middle and high school administration and faculty to implement a two and a half day student orientation retreat to improve school culture and create connection for the entire incoming freshman class. We are also implementing a faculty development program. We're also working on an all year program; the details are yet to be finalized. All we are doing will serve as a model for expansion to other schools.
And to think, I almost walked away. In fact I would have if I had not listened to my heart and followed the gentle nudges and the not so gentle pushes to take action.
In August, eight new members of the Pathways Team will be heading to Breakthrough to Success to train with Jack Canfield. This will make a total of twenty-two team members (some of who are my ski school staff!) with diverse skills, talents and life experiences who stand ready to assist in the next steps of the vision. as we move beyond the Mount Washington Valley.
With just a little over five weeks before we leave for Breakthrough to Success and just eight weeks before we head into the high school gymnasium to meet the freshman, I'm trusting the Universe's nudge and hoping that with a little help from our Generosity campaign and those of you who feel moved to contribute your support, that we'll be ready to take the next steps in getting this work to young people across the country!
To see the many ways you can support this powerful project, visit our How You Can Help! page
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by Trisha Jacobson
Wow! It's amazing how fast time goes by when you're doing what you love to do! The Pathways to Success for Youth Project has gathered some momentum and is moving forward towards our goal to bring the Success Principles to young people across the country (and to the adults who like to hang around with young people)! And while grant applications and funding possibilities were pending, my focus went to my winter gig.
In the winter, I take a break from my work in classrooms and bring my passion to the outdoors and to the mountains. I love to ski and I love to share my passion with as many people as I can! Two years ago, I became the director of the ski and snowboard school at a small NH family resort. I oversee a staff of just shy of 100 coaches, instructors and staff who are almost as passionate about sliding on snow as I am. Mikayla, the PTSY Team Leader, runs our children's ski program. It's been so fun for us to facilitate team building, professional development, customer service initiatives and change strategies using the Success Principles as the foundation of all we do. To that end, we have come to believe, without a doubt, that Jack's Success Principles work is powerful and much needed in settings that go well beyond the training room and even youth classrooms!
The majority of my staff is 25 or younger. I get lots of feedback telling me that this is the best job they've ever had and they love how they feel like a valuable part of a great team. The adults on staff, many of whom have been on staff for over 10 years, have been watching to see how my style was going to work. I conducted end of the season feedback sessions with all the staff. I asked one simple question ... a question that Jack suggests to get honest, open feedback.
"On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, how would you rate your experience at ski school this year?" If they didn't rank it a 10, I asked a followup question. "What would make it a 10?"
The responses were amazing ... from both young and "more mature" staff alike. The feedback was clear and actionable and fully supports my desire for continuous improvement in the product we put out on the hill and the staff who are providing our products to our guests. The word I heard my staff use the most to describe their experience was "connection".
I've heard the word "connection" or the phrase "lack of connection" or "disconnection" alot lately in the work I do with young people in my community. I've been involved in lots of professional and community conversations around the heroin epidemic that many communities around the country are facing. In addition to working with substance use and abuse, I also work with teens around healthy relationships, sexualty, bullying, academic performance, mental illness, family issues. The list goes on and on. One thing has become crystal clear to me. Connection, or rather a lack of connection, is deep down at the core of every issue. And connection seems to be something we need to pay more attention to when we're looking to address any of our social issues.
So as I shift my focus off snow and back into my school and community work, I am even more passionate than ever about the power of this work, the scope of possiblities and the potential of the Pathways to Success for Youth Project.
Stay tuned for an update on new funding support and an exciting school-based initiative the Pathways Team is working on for September! I am soooooo excited!
In the meantime, we're gearing up our fund raising initiatives to support our new Pathways to Success for Youth Team members to further expand our capacity to bring this work where it needs to go! Click here to see how you can help us get where we're going!
It's been several weeks since Breakthrough to Success ended and I had to part ways with some of the most inspiring, strong, loving people I have ever met. Integrating back into the real world has been a challenge, but one that I feel stronger, clearer, and more positive to confront my fears than ever before.
Yesterday a friend told me that it feels to her like I've been reborn. And it feels that way to me too! From the time I arrived in Scottsdale, AZ and was welcomed by Forrest, a beautiful being who radiates light and love, I felt connected, lighter, and so much more positive than I usually am.
That feeling throughout my week at BTS and in the time since has only gotten stronger.
Ever since I can remember I have been a worry wart. I have suffered from anxiety, social anxiety, and fear. Even though I knew this and worked towards getting better, I had never seemed to be able to get out of my own way. I had dreams but they seemed unreachable, unlikely. Although I've always been mostly positive about life and external outcomes, when it comes to myself, I have always been mostly negative.
At Breakthrough to Success, my biggest breakthrough was starting to feel self-confident, positive about myself and my possibilities, and connected to others in a real way that made me feel accepted and reassured. That small but revolutionary change inside of myself has made everything else seem easier and achievable. Now my dreams are possible and
I know that because I believe in myself, have the tools to ground and center myself, and have a support system of amazing people! Breakthrough to Success was the best week of my life and it was a turning point. I feel renewed, refreshed, recharged, and energized about the endless opportunities I have and the beautiful inner journey that I have embarked on.
Also, a bit on my feelings about Pathways to Success for Youth:
My Breakthrough to Success experience was life-changing. I learned how to believe in myself, love myself, and work whole-heartedly towards my dreams. I observed the processes of the young adults on our team as they experienced the magic of the week and I was moved and inspired by the changes I saw in them. I kept thinking to myself, “Wow, imagine how different my life may have been if I had had this experience at their age!”.
High school was tough for me. I had very little self-esteem and didn’t love or believe in myself. I followed directions and did what was expected of me without really looking inwards to what it was I really wanted. It has been 8 years since
I graduated high school and everyday I have been working towards being more kind
to myself and living a life that inspires me and those around me. Going to Breakthrough to Success rocket launched my progress to places I didn’t even know I was working towards. I have confidence and love and passion and clarity as well as the deep desire to spread this feeling and knowledge I have gained. This work is essential for young adults.
I feel so grateful to have had this experience at my age (26) and now I want to help make sure that young adults can have this knowledge and experience sooner. Imagine a world where our young people graduate from high school with self-assurance, clarity of their passions and purpose, and the tools to connect with others in real ways that spark positive change! Not only will they be truly successful and happy, but they will make our world a better place. That sounds pretty good to me.
I feel so much love and light and magic in my life now and I am spreading it to others and I can see positive change happening around me! It’s incredible and I am so grateful to be a part of this experience and a part of the Pathways to Success for Youth team!
Click here to learn more about the Pathways to Success for Youth Project.
Click here to learn more about Trisha Jacobson, the founder of the Pathways to Success Youth Project.
by Kelly Sharp
I learned some important lessons while on my trip to Breakthrough to Success; however I was mentally unprepared for the change I would experience and I was physically anxious because I didn't know what to expect or who I would meet.
During the first morning, I barely spoke and I wouldn't make eye contact. Everything changed during the first day as a result of two activities. First, we were asked to stand up and share hugs with strangers. Many of us were uncomfortable, some of us cried and many of us smiled because all we could feel was love and positive energy from each other. The second activity was sitting across from your partner for two minutes and making eye contact in silence. This was something that I had a lot of difficulty with. I soon became emotional. Some others did as well. Three-hundred people changed that day ... and the change continued.
By the last day, I became aware of the change that was occurring within me. I woke up every morning that week with my first feeling being joy; not the depression or anxiety I normally would have felt first thing. Mentally, I wasn't trying to schedule my day like I previously would.
I discovered that an emotional and spiritual bond with people can change the way you view life.
I noticed that I was more thoughtful when verbally expressing my thoughts to the friends I made and the group mates I traveled and roomed with.
I learned that rejection is a delusion of the mind. You are not rejected. Your life is just the same as it was even if someone had declined your request.
I learned that it is okay to ask for help. Yes, I did have a lot of trouble with learning this. I have the support of my family and friends, but I've always had trouble asking for help.
I realized that I could learn to love myself. This is the most operant thing I learned. I'm a pretty happy person. I have fun with life. I’m a hard worker. I love everyone. But I've had trouble loving myself.
Every day has been a great day ever since I arrived home. I'm taking these lessons and reminding myself of them daily. Breakthrough To Success changed my life.
Kids in school would benefit being taught the principles and tools I learned at BTS. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to open up, be yourself and be courageous with everything. Kids need to learn how to love themselves, which is something most all of us struggle with throughout life, whether we're willing to admit it or not.
Kids would also benefit from learning how to face difficulties and knowing that they aren't alone with anything, which is what a lot of people think. If kids had the opportunity to learn this in school, they would learn how to connect with others even if it was for a brief time; but that brief time has the potential to change lives. And that connection has the potential to transform school culture and beyond.
Kelly Sharp is 17 and entering her senior year. She plans to join the military and eventually become a psychologist.
Click here to learn more about the Pathways to Success for Youth vision to bring this work into schools.
Click here to learn more about how you can support the Pathways to Success for Youth Team.
Click here to learn more about Trisha Jacobson, the Founder of the Pathways to Success for Youth Team.
When I was asked to join the Pathways to Success for Youth team this year I had no idea what to expect. However, I accepted the invitation and kept a very open mind to what I was about to experience.
Our week long training at Breakthrough to Success with Jack Canfield was eye opening. I am grateful to be able to develop such important life skills at such a young age. I have gained important tools and perspective that will help shape me as a person. I am ready to use the principles I learned from this seminar as I take the next step towards my dreams.
I cannot thank my team members enough for not only being there for this experience but also for letting me be myself every step of the way. A huge thank you to Trisha Jacobson, the founder of the Pathways to Success for Youth Project, and Mikayla Cerney, the Pathways to Success Team Leader, for giving me the chance to travel to Arizona and experience the importance of the Success Principles first hand. I am honored and grateful for not only all I've learned, but for all of the beautiful people that I got to meet in the process.
The Success Principles will change lives for the better. I look forward to helping others along their way as the team moves forward with the larger vision.
I am 19 and a sophomore at Keene State College with a double major in Journalism and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. I work full time as an editor for my college's newspaper, The Equinox, and want to become a journalist after I graduate. I hope to use my writing skills and further knowledge with genocide to change problems that I am passionate about not only in this country, but around the world. ~Olivia Belanger
On the red-eye back to Boston, the plane began to descend. I felt it drop down as my mind drifted back to consciousness. A movie began to play in my head. It spanned the six weeks prior to what is now known as our BTS adventure.
In the buffet line on June 27, 2015, at the last day of Train the Trainer, Patty Aubery, the President of the Jack Canfield Training Group, walked up to me and asked if I was going to bring a team of teens to Breakthrough to Success again this year.
In 2014, inspired by Jack Canfield and his Success Principles and my vision to bring it to young people across the US, I founded the Pathways to Success for Youth Project. In an effort to train a team of young people to support me and my vision, I brought a team of 7 to BTS in August, 2014. It was an amazing experience.
I had no plan to bring a team in August, 2015. I had already decided that the summer of 2015 was dedicated to finishing my next book. But Patty's question prompted thoughts to rapidly flash through my head. "That is 6 weeks away. It would be so awesome! We could pull it off. But it would be so much work! It's so expensive to travel with a team. We would need to raise lots of money. It would take a lot of time. What about my book?" And then another voice spoke in my head. A powerful voice that spoke firmly and clearly. "This is a powerful opportunity. You must do this. Say yes."
"I wasn't planning on it, but with some help, I can certainly pull it off. Yes, I'll bring a team!" I answered.
As the plane continued it's descent, my thoughts flashed from that conversation with Patty, to my phone call to Mikayla. "I've been offered an opportunity and I'm feeling like I need to go for it. Will you help me put together a team to attend BTS this August?" I asked. She confirmed that she was committed to helping me. We brainstormed a to do list on the phone and set a time to meet when I got home.
The movie scenes continued to flash in my head: surveying the existing team for potential candidates, fundraising ideas and events, creating our indiegogo page, the parent orientation, permission slips and the paperwork party, endless emails and fundraising posts to social media ... right up to the morning when the team gathered in my driveway to begin the journey Arizona and share our first night in Scottsdale before BTS began.
In just six weeks, Mikayla and I had pulled together an amazing team of people. The Universe was certainly part of the process. The right people said yes and organized their lives, their schedules, their finances and their mindsets. Lots of people donated scholarship tickets, travel vouchers, money and volunteer support to help offset the cost of the trip. We fully trusted and embraced the Universe's help to put together the perfect team that would mesh and connect to serve the greater good and the larger vision for the project. And the results were amazing!
Ultimately the team consisted of me, Mikalya, seven teenagers and five adults who knew me, my work, understood my vision and had the skills, talent and experiences that would help expand the capacity of the team as we moved forward to bring the Jack's work into the classroom.
As the plane continued to descend, I looked down at my iPad and noticed a Facebook notification from Nichole, one of the team members. I began to read what she had posted:
"So ... we are about an hour away from landing in Boston after possibly THE most uplifting, enlightening, insightful, empowering and magic filled week of my life. My heart is so full of gratitude and love and happiness!! Breakthrough to Success training was so incredibly inspiring and eye opening. Jack Canfield is a master teacher of our time and I feel so blessed to have been able to learn from him. I am excited to share his heart centered teachings with all those I can because this work is important. This work is what will change the world ..."
"Please turn off all portable electronic devices and stow them in preparation for landing," the flight attendant instructed. We landed and an amazing and enlightened but very sleepy team deplaned, loaded onto the shuttle and headed home.
This morning I finally had a chance to finish reading Nichole's post. Here's what she had to say about this amazing team as we all went through this transformational experience:
Thank you so so much again for this opportunity. Thank you for being a source and center of love and a fountain of Canfield Magic! It is divine work and I look forward to nurturing this work with you and with this group. I am so grateful to have crossed paths. Thank you!
Wow girl! You are a POWER HOUSE. A gift to EVERYONE around you. An angel on earth and an AMAZING young woman! I am so grateful and blessed to have had this week with you. I can't wait to watch this magic amplify like crazy after this past week's experience. Namastè.
What a beautiful, gentle, loving nurturing, STRONG, kind soul. I am so blessed by your presence in my life. Thank you for everything. You are an Angel. Namastè.
What a big, beautiful light you shine. Strong, determined, focused and ALWAYS smiling! I am going to miss that smile! You are the sunrise of life girl! A glorious gift! I love you and can't wait to see you again!
You are myth and magic to me! You have such an amazing swirl of energy in your being. It feels like a swirling milky way of starlight, adventure, love, moon light, sunlight, music, dreams and ACTION! How awe-inspiring! Thank you for the important role you play in this game of life and I can not wait for more adventures with you. I love you so so much!!!
We didn't get much time, but you have such a beautiful, peaceful, strong energy. I look forward to a weekly check in and am so happy to have met you this week! Keep up the beautiful work you are doing, it's so important! Love and light.
Haha you make my heart so happy! You have such a gift for connecting with others and stirring up such goodness and happiness in others. Thank you for the constant smiles and laughter and for lifting up those around you with your gifts. Bellisimo!
What a sweet, strong, powerful soul ... don't be afraid of that power. It is a glorious magical part of you that we all love and admire. You have such great things to do here. And you have an awesome support sytem that you have surrounded yourself with! Thank you for sharing in this magic!
You're on your way to life a really cool life! Thanks for sharing in this week. You have a strong, consistent, lovely and beautiful energy. I can't wait to see what you go on to create with all of this! You are a painter of dreams! You are a beautiful part of an amazing team! Thank you!
Thank you for being such a powerfully warm and loving soul. You have a beautiful way of supporting and binding together a group with the warmth and intense love in your heart. It really was a magical week and I'm so happy to have shared it with you. Keep on loving and growing and helping others feel safe and secure. Everybody needs someone to be that for them. It's a beautiful gift! Thank you for doing this for others.
SUNSHINE! Something else we all need! Thank you for being a constant source of joy and light. There is a beautiful honest quality you have the ability to convey with just a look. Its pretty awesome how you share your magic and how easily you share that uplift and strong energy. Keep it up little sunflower! Love you! Thank you!
I just love you! My heart swells just thinking about you. Thank you for that (I am literally tearing up as I write this! So few have that affect on me!) DANG! You touch my heart so deeply with the way you gently, soulfully, purposefully, honestly and purely connect with others. You see the light in them and you connect with that. It is one of the truly most beautiful things I have ever been so humbly blessed to witness. Thank you for being here and being with this circle. We all need you so badly. Thank you for helping me feel so deeply.
You have such a genuine loving kindness about you when we boil down the celebrity! The celebrity is an important and BIG piece of who you are and integral part of the work you have to do here. So don't lose it! But I truly love what's behind it! Thank you for making others find there own courage by being so fearless. I'm so happy to have connected with you this week.
This isn't the first time we've all been together, and it's not the last. What an awesome adventure we are on! So much to share and learn from each other! I am so greatly blessed.
I love you!
As I read what Nichole wrote about each one of our team members, my heart swelled with love and gratitude for her ability to capture the essence of each member in such a beautiful way.
I still don't have the words to express the full essence of the love shared and the connections and transformations that happened this week. I have not yet cried all the joyful tears I have to cry. I am sure the words will come as the full experience gets integrated into myself, my life and my work as we look ahead to taking the next steps towards our powerful vision. But for now, I hope you have enjoyed getting to know my team a little bit better and are more connected to the essence of their BTS experience and our vision for the future.
Perhaps you'd like to follow us. With love and connection like this and with our mission to bring Jack's powerful work to youth across the country, we're bound to change the world. That's a pretty big deal and we're just the team to do it. We'd love to have you join us!
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by Drea Kasianchuk
Breakthrough To Success. Life Changing. Inspiring. Empowering. Heart Wrenching. The best thing I have done with my life!
Thank you Trish Jacobson, Founder of the Pathways to Success for Youth Project and Mikayla Cerney, Pathways Team Leader, for this incredible opportunity. I am grateful for the support of friends, family, communities and individuals across the country who understand the power of this work. This experience wouldn't have happened without YOUR help!
I have no words to express my gratitude for this eye-opening experience. I couldn't have imagined being welcomed with open arms by such a wonderful new family that loves me for ME! I am feeling incredibly grateful to Pathways team members Jen Collard, Whitney Pray, Nichole Tomacelli, Chelsea Latham, Meg Perrin, Olivia Belanger, Chance Bousquet, Kelly Sharp, Marz Robinson, Lea Thelemarck, Jackie DiFonzo, as well as Trish and Mikayla for your authenticity, wisdom, listening ears, humor, and hugs!
I am ready to embrace the world as a visionary for this work. I am ready to experience mastery with the use of these new tools and move forward supported by the strength, insight, and love that comes from the powerful bonds formed this past week at BTS!
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Pathways to Success for Youth Team
Patty Aubery, Trisha Jacobson, Jack Canfield, Mikayla Cerney
Marissa Maitland, Molly Mullins, Marianna Robinson, Grace Remillard, Jack Canfield, Trish Jacobson, Mikayla Cerney, Meg Perrin & Faith Jacobson
Jackie DiFonzo, Olivia Belanger, Kelly Sharp, Marianna Robinson, Chance Bousquet, Meg Perrin, Lea Thelemarck being interviewed by Patty Aubery, President of The Canfield Training Group
Team members not shown: Nichole Tomacelli, Jen Collard, Whitney Pray, Drea Kasianchuk, Chelsea Latham