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Never in a million years did I ever imagine taking a trip by plane ever again. The last memory I have of being on a plane was when I was 13 going to Honduras with family. This trip was  so much more different for me. I was already excited about it and I guess I just didn’t realize just how excited I was. John invited me to go to Chicago with him where he and other speakers were attending. At this event businesses would choose who would best fit there criteria to speak to there business and/or company.  At this event I was able to share a little bit of my story to add to John’s presentation, which turned out amazing. read more…

Is that a diamond in the sand?

Is that the ordinary that is extraordinary?

When I first met Yesenia, my eyes were drawn to her size. But in just a moment, my focus became her eyes. There was a darkness – a sadness that I have seldom seen.

I reached out to Yesenia and started having lunch with her, attending the spa and getting to know her better. When I offered to help her it was not an offer, it was a plea. I saw something more in her. Something I realized she was not seeing.

“I am not willing nor interested in helping you if our sole focus is your weight. Your weight is not your biggest problem. I want you to experience … to have three things from our relationship: F-U-N.”

She giggled and accepted. She has not stopped giggling.

A beautiful person that in helping herself is going to help me help many others. We have been on our journey for 11 weeks and she has lost 38 lbs. (3.45 lbs. per week). The weight has not been our goal nor our focus. Our focus? F-U-N and we have achieved this.

See the blog on this site to hear from Yesenia’s lips how wonderful her life has changed … this can be you too. Contact me.

John C Neyland

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Life Starts at 30

Today I sit here and can honestly say I am happy to be alive. Life for me started a little over 2 months ago. At 30 years old I really finally feel like nothing can tear me down now. My sister introduced me to her boss, my best friend and mentor, John Neyland. When we first met at one of his book signings I remember going and being in and out. I remember meeting his family but most of all I remember really just having this anxiety about being around all these people I didn’t know. At that time I felt like everyone was staring at me, I remember sitting there and having this over whelming feeling of wanting to just get up and go, but there was something about this man that intrigued me. Having read a little bit of his book “How to Live the Life You’ve Yet to Dream”, and hearing his story and how he didn’t let his life affect him negatively, I wanted to learn from him. I don’t want to say that it didn’t define him, because in a way his life made him into the person that he is now. He now is a great father to his 3 kids, ideally perfect spouse, successful business man and to me an incredibly great friend. Very rarely will you find someone with a heart of gold and sincere about wanting to help people around him.

In the following months I still was kind of going through things, but mostly it was really just a battle I was having with myself. We started having lunches together every other week, that progressed to every week. He was constantly trying to remind me that I am worth it. I AM SPECIAL!!! We started having spa days every Saturday. Just doing things that would make a person feel good. The turning point for me was when we started posting Facebook live videos. Let me tell you, I was real hesitant at first, it took me little bit to warm up to the idea. Hell, I had to get comfortable with idea of being in front of a camera and opening myself completely to the world. When we started that first video I still had quite a bit of anxiety. As his wife propped up the iPad and 7 o’clock got closer, I tried to mentally prepare myself to do something I was still uncomfortable doing. His wife presses that button and there was nothing else I can do, it was starting.

In just an instant my life changed after that first video posted! I didn’t realize how opening myself up to the world like that would help others in the way it has. I started getting messages from people in my past and from people I didn’t know who were inspired. From there my weight loss journey began. With everyone’s encouraging and motivating words it just lit a fire in me that has kept me going thus far. Seven weeks later I’ve lost 30 lbs **YAY ME!!**, going to kick boxing class three times a week and at home work out the other four. Most importantly I have goals set up for myself, weight loss and personal. I have so much to be excited about today. I tell John all the time, and get chocked up every time I tell him; he’s literally saved my life. If it weren’t for him I probably would still be drinking my life away, and waiting for a heart attack or stroke to kill me. Without any hesitation I mean when I say, I finally feel like I have a purpose in this world.

– Yesenia

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