Imagine if you (and every other young adult around the globe) could see within yourself an abundance of positive possibility? Imagine if you had the motivation and confidence to express that possibility? Making this a reality has become my personal mission… and it’s what led to the development of the Global Youth Project.
In my youth, I was extremely fortunate to meet someone who (despite my objections) convinced me that I could have, do, or be anything I truly desired. Needless to say, he got my attention. It wasn’t because I was anyone special or out of the ordinary. This, he told me, applied to everyone. If I was willing to put in the time to study, learn, and apply what I was learning, he said, I would certainly see wonderful results. As it turns out, he was right.
The more I studied the mind, human potential, and personal development, the more I came to believe that what my mentor had been telling me all along was indeed true. Through applying those lessons, I bought my first house at the age of 19 and was appointed branch manager of a financial institution by the age of 22… at the time, the youngest person in Canada to ever have done so. I discovered to my complete joy and amazement that what I was learning and then applying….was working!
I learned a great deal being involved in the financial industry, but my heart began pulling me towards building a life as an entrepreneur and business owner.
Just a few years later (after passing up another promotion), I quit my job to follow my heart, and as I continued to study these principles of success, my businesses became dynamic opportunities to test and fine tune these ideas. It didn’t take long before I formed my training company – Programs for Peak Performance. And that was 25 years ago.
Since then, I’ve been fortunate enough to have taught extensively throughout North America and in a number of countries around the globe on setting, pursuing and achieving goals. One of my very favourite speaking engagements over that time — for the last 19 years, in fact — has been at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp for young adults. I see an incredible amount of talent and potential in each one of them, and more importantly, I want to be sure they see this in themselves.
Imagine if you (and every other young adult around the globe) could see within yourself an abundance of positive possibility? Imagine if you had the motivation and confidence to express that possibility? Making this a reality has become my personal mission… and it’s what led to the development of the Global Youth Project. We’re here to inspire, enliven, educate, and empower you… guiding you on a path to becoming the courageous, confident, goal achiever I know you can be!
The Lesson Of The Orange Tree
Begin here to design your destiny
The Lesson of the Orange Tree is a powerful idea, based on a story that I’m very thankful was shared with me, by a mentor, when I was just 20 years old. Here’s the brief version…
If we were to plant an orange seed in the ground and mindfully nurture it, eventually it would grow into an orange tree. Not a pine tree or a maple tree or an oak tree – only an orange tree. Why? Because residing in the seed is an embryo – a plan – which dictates what it can become. It can’t grow into anything else. If we were to dissect the seed and study it using the latest technology or under the most powerful microscope, we’d never see an orange tree – or even an orange – in there. Why? Because it’s not there. There’s only the plan. Once planted, the seed attracts everything that is in harmony with its vibratory rate within the ground, and eventually when it germinates and breaks through the surface, it attracts from the atmosphere.
Guess what? You and I also have a plan that we’re constantly growing into. A HUGE difference, though, between us and the seed, is that we CHOOSE what we will grow into. We create the plan! And we can see it through until it bears fruit… knowing that one day, it surely will. Whether or not a person makes these choices consciously and purposefully, of course, is entirely another matter. But the exciting part, the real sense of freedom and no-limit achievement in our lives, comes from the understanding that we CAN create a magnificent plan for ourselves and execute our plan with joy, and love, and positive expectations. Are there challenges, setbacks, and obstacles along the way? Absolutely, because most of us were not raised in an environment that nurtures no-limit thinking.
So we set a goal of something we would like to have, do or be. Done properly, this is like planting the seed. We get excited about what it will be like once our target has been reached. But then, when we don’t see it happening right away, we become full of fear, doubt and anxiety, and we’ve just uprooted that beautiful seed of an idea we planted. And again, we start attracting more of what we say we don’t want. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The more we study and discover more about our self – our true self – and learn to tap into our higher nature, the less time we spend in a state of doubt, fear and anxiety, because that’s been replaced with understanding. And that’s what my work is all about – sharing with you what I’ve learned through study, research, and a lot of practical application over the past 30+ years so that you see more talent, potential and possibility for yourself than you would have otherwise. Like the orange seed, your great and grand ideas for your life can take root and grow into something truly magnificent – and bear fruit for yourself and the rest of the world.
Bob ProctorFeatured teacher in The Secret; international best-selling author, trainer, and coach / Proctor Gallagher Institute
Joan Posivy is a powerful lady and is the perfect person to deliver this message. She lives what she teaches and has over the years I've been fortunate enough to know her. Without reservation, I recommend her.
Mark Victor HansenCo-author of the mega best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series; passionate philanthropist and humanitarian / markvictorhansen.com
Joan is a peak performer and moves others to raise their standards up, up, up! She teaches wisely from a depth of insight and eloquently shares principles that you will understand and apply, and from which you will instantly benefit.
Jack CanfieldCoauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be™ / thesuccessprinciples.com
"If you ever get the feeling that you could be living your life in a greater and grander way, do yourself, your community, and the planet a favor and buy this book. As Joan suggests, your magnificent future awaits!"