Where The Wealth Really Is

At 16 years of age I thought I knew where I was headed. Oh boy so wrong. I was going to be the next “Picasso” and can still remember the conversation I had with an elder at the time …

“I’m going to be a great artist ..” I said proudly. Yet what happened next was a decision that would make life for me a tad more challenging – I quit high school.

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I was Β now known as the “drop out”. Of course my family was unhappy with this … but teenagers have such a stubborn, independent mindset that drives parents and most adults – crazy, right?

So for years I carried this unwelcomed social title around – even though I created it by the decision I made/

I got to a point where I was tired of people feeling sorry for me, wondering if I would amount to anything. Here’s the funny thing – most adults, including my mother knew i WOULD amount to something … I just didn’t believe it.

I was creating my own negative story ….

Years later after I goofed off long enough, I decided to return to school and get my G.E.D. Was I scared! The goal was to go to college and get a BA in something … lol

To prepare I had a counselor and if it weren’t for her support and guidance I most likely would have given up because of my lack of confidence.

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I was in my late twenties when I transferred from a community college to a 4 year institution. It was going to be more demanding, late nights writing term papers, and running from class to class.

My major was Museum Studies and Art History. The Museum Studies was a specialized one and once again I was placed with a college/program counselor, Dr. Hildreth York. This person changed my life simply because she believed in me. She raised the level of what I expected from myself and I didn’t want to let her down.

I began to create a new story about myself, I was confident, more self-assured, and could do and complete successfully what I set out to do …

I graduated with college honors, was #4 in graduating class rank, and I had created a new life story.

So. Where's the REAL Wealth-

You see, throughout our lives, we never do anything completely on our own – unless you’re a hermit. Most of us are not. We are subjected to daily opinions, advice good or bad, and social labels that influence our lives. So we begin to believe what others think of us…. and the story we start to tell is manufactured from all of this forming a distorted sense of self.

But when someone comes along who believes in you more than you do yourself, gets you to raise your own self-awareness of your full potential while cheering you on .. magic happens…

It’s the same in anything you do, relationships, career building, building a business. There will always be naysayers. Those you want to hang out with are those that share your ideas, hopes, and dreams. And then there will always, always, always be someone standing in your corner 100% guiding you and cheering you on.

That’s where the real wealth is – in you. You can not build your online business alone…

Attract someone into your life who will stimulate changes in your mindset, raise your awareness of your own, gifted potential, set you on fire to accomplish great things because now you’ll know you can ….

I believe in you! Β And should you ever need someone to raise your spirits and say “Oh, yes you can.. ” I am here. Because I fully believe, no matter what’s going on in your life, a strong mindset believing in your potential will always guide you ….

Creatively Yours,

Lesly Federici





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Lesly Federici

Lesly Federici is a Registered Nurse turned Community and Affiliate Marketer. She is the CEO of the Power Affiliate Club, and known as the "Artistic Affiliate". She enjoys helping people learn, create, and manage the blogging experience. She's also an Artist and Author. Lesly believes the best opportunities in life are those self generated. Be sure to reach out to Lesly as she would love to hear from you ...

20 Responses

  1. Mary Sloane says:

    Great post Lesly and lovely to get to know you better.

    Mentors can make a huge difference! Somehow I have never found anyone that really moved me forward, mostly I have to get out of my own way.

    I get inspiration from many, and love from many but as for supporting me in any direction not so much.

    What I really find supports me is Team, being on a team all committed to the same goal. Need to create me one of those.

    To the top


  2. Naman says:

    Happy to visit your blog again. I like your blog, your stories and your views. Will be looking for new content here

  3. Hello Lesly, Oh My how did I miss this post? I Love This Topic!! Mindset IS HUGE! It is Never to late to work on your mindset.. The proof is in the pudding! HUM? Is that how that saying goes.

    Anyways Thanks for sharing and do have a Wonderful Thanksgiving my friend..
    Chery :))

  4. Naman Kumar says:

    Thanks for sharing amazing story. good post.
    I’m really happy to be here on your blog.

  5. Well hello Jan!
    Thank you for the visit and comment … yes… wonderful things happen when you’re surrounded by positive people … the same to you – have a wonderful week

  6. Jan Shaw says:

    Hi Lesly,

    Great post and so true! It’s so important to surround ourselves with positive people who will raise us up!

    Thanks for sharing your story and have a great week!


  7. Hi Erika,
    Thank you for visiting … glad you liked my story … having someone believe in you more than you believe in yourself does amazing things … right?

  8. Hi Erica,
    Always great to see you visiting – thank you … yes, it can take a very long time to believe in yourself. Clearing the layers to experience the true foundation of you is a lengthy process for sure .. I’m still peeling back the layers. But feel stronger, able to let my *voice* come through where once it was dormant … it’s an amazing journey isn’t it … much love to you .. πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Emi,
    It does take a while to understand how much personal power you have … but once you grasp it – things change … Wonderful to see you visiting again πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Mishelle,
    As parents, we pass down a lot of “stuff” we learned and was hammered into our heads and I think sometimes we repeat it. I really believe we all have to learn the negative aspects of life to be able to see past it. The negative – no matter what it is, is necessary for personal growth. Keep showing them what you can do by chaging what you do and what you think because you’re a role model and they do listen. They may not acknowledge it but your children are lsitening. You’re doing some great things … πŸ™‚

  11. Hello Edward,
    Very nice to meet you πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by! It’s never to late to make a change in one’s life. I hope I inspire others at the age of 61. In many ways I feel like my adventure is just beginning because I am finally directing my path … come back often … πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Sue,
    Always love seeing you visit, thank you … Generations today are so different from when we were growing up … Now, anything goes… and I think college is having a hard time because what they offer doesn’t match with the real world… thank you for sharing your appreciation for PAC. Support, appreciation, respect, trust .. these are the attributes than mean the most when it comes to personal development… so important … so glad you’re with us in PAC and get so much out of it.. I learn a lot from you as well and you have so much to share and give to others too …

  13. Hi Joan,
    Always wonderful to see you here visiting … thank you for the compliments and positive feedback … humbled to hear that myself and PAC has helped you in so many positive ways … true wealth and the magic of success can only come from within you .. keep up the awesome journey … πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Lesly πŸ™‚
    Loved your story! Thank you so much for sharing as I can totally relate and for that I thank you my friend as I have always gone “my own way” and tried to figure out things “on my own”, but until I came into this awesome community, PAC and met you, I truly did not realize what my true gift was until I started blogging and learned how to be unique in what I share. And I have your awesome community and all of these awesome people (more so yourself) to thank for helping me realize my true potential and to never give up on myself. Because as you say, the true “wealth” is in you…….I 100% believe that is so true πŸ™‚

    Big hugs to you and the entire PAC community for just being so supportive and just “there” for all of us πŸ™‚

    Big hugs,

  15. Sue Bride says:

    I admire your determination in going back to college and continuing to follow your passions, Lesly. These days it’s not unusual to change paths but back then it wasn’t so easy, nor so acceptable. We were expected to decide what we wanted for the rest of our lives, at far too early an age, and stick with it. Moving companies often was frowned on too.

    I’m grateful that you had supportive counselors because you learned to do the same yourself. Thank you for all the support and encouragement you give. I think I’d have given up online marketing if I hadn’t found PAC and people to trust.

  16. Hi Lesly,

    1st time here. Think I’m gonna like you.

    I do like this post and think it’s an inspiring revelation that’ll help those who are wondering if it’s too late for them to make a change.

    Good on you!

  17. Mishelle Bookout says:

    Great post, Lesly. I see this defeated mindset so often in today’s society. It’s especially difficult to get my children to understand that they really can do anything they put their mind to and that they are their own biggest obstacle.

  18. Emi says:

    Hi Lesly,
    Thank you for sharing your lovely story!
    It did take me awhile to understand that the magic is in the mindset. Although everyone is unique and different and is driven by different motives we all are controlled by our mindset and in addition to that is the support that we receive.

  19. Lesly,
    What a lovely post. You had such a beautiful, independent spirit from a young age. I also had a very independent spirit but my family educational expectations were so strong there is no way I would have ever considered dropping out of high school or college, or anything for that matter. As long as I did my schooling and studying, I was totally free in other ways. But that mindset was not freed up until recently. It can take a very long time to belief in your self.


    Dr. Erica

  20. Great post,Lesly
    It is right,we all have infinite possibilities
    but most grew up with limiting beliefs which
    shape our life.It makes a big the difference and
    helps tremendously if there is somebody who
    believes in us, supports us and shows us the wealth
    which lies dormant and unused in us.
    Thank you for your story

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