Become the Alchemist of Your Own Life

April 29, 2021 2 min read

Andy talking at a meeting

The key to life is alchemy…

(There is a wonderful book by Paulo Coelho called “The Alchemist” which you should read)

You have to be able to take your hardships...

And turn them into foundations that you can build upon.

When I got stabbed in the face...

My face had scars...

My face looked deformed...

My face had nerve damage...

I couldn't even smile.

Since this wasn't something I could hide from the world...

I was forced to deal with it.

You can hide internal pains...

You can hide injustice...

You can hide feelings...

But when your face is swollen to the size of a grapefruit...

It's impossible to hide.

This situation forced me to find ways to come to terms with it.

At first, I reacted like anybody else would react in any similar situation...

I went through a long period of grieving, dark depression, and suicidal thoughts.

It took me a long time to get out of that rut...

But as time went on...

I gained perspective...

I realized I could have it 100,000 times worse...

And I came to realize that there was a lot of good that came out of getting my face sliced.

The greatest thing being I was easily recognized and remembered...

Everyone knew me as "Andy from Supplement Superstores ... the guy with the scars"...

Which I began to recognize as a great opportunity.

I built my speaking career out of it...

I built my companies out of it...

I built my social media out if it…

I built my podcast out of it…

All of that because people remembered who I was.

Had It never happened...

My life would be something extremely different than what it is right now.

You have to accept the fact that your hardships are coming into your life for a reason.

It might feel greatly inconvenient and painful at that time…

And you might feel like all hope is lost…

But once you begin to see it from a different angle…

Seek out the lesson…

And capitalize on it…

You will understand the reason behind the pain and hardships.

It will change you for good.

It will transform you for good.

You can be the alchemist of your life…

You just need to recognize how your hardships can serve you...

Instead of how they can defeat you.

Book Andy Frisella


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