Real Story Of The Week...
"TQ helped me to find the joy in my life, as well as remind me to play it forward."
By Lydia S. Carlton - February 1, 2013
"Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded."~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"It's always the little things." How often had I heard this adage.
Then, while struggling to overcome a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (there is nothing "mild" about them) and start life anew, TQ's little Daily Commentaries is what saw me through.
I was a "negligence-free" passenger in a serious auto accident in Denver, Colorado. At the time, I was a Boulder County resident, author, poet and seminar leader who had already heard about Boulder based TQ; and, as someone who was always looking to improve myself, I had planned on attending their seminars as well as purchasing their self improvement products.
Then my life collapsed along with the sports car I was riding in!
About the second or third year of my injuries, when I was still experiencing horrendous occipital nerve pain in my head, having serious memory and cognitive deficiencies, losing numerous teeth from fractures, struggling with severe back, neck pain and struggling with keeping my natural optimistic world view, someone forwarded (in email) a Daily Commentary from TQ.
Down to earth, yet expressing spirituality with a twist, I read and reread it, unable to take my eyes off the computer screen. I immediately requested a daily commentary for myself. Every day I looked forward to reading inspirational, encouraging and specific steps to do that day. (I printed each day out to review them over and over again.)
Some days, severe pain prevented me from reading that which encouraged me; suggestions and reminders that I could, one day, again be a professional and successfully go on. As soon as I could, I would catch up on all of the TQ Daily Commentaries.
Once I even wrote a "Thank You" email to this TQ person I had never met, yet whose Daily Commentaries held me up and encouraged me, every day.
Have I ever attended a TQ seminar?
Have I ever purchased their programs and CDs?
Not yet. BUT I WILL!
After 5 years of pain and treatment by about 22 medical practioners, I am just now getting back to my professional life of writing and setting up a commercial website to help pay my ongoing medical bills, as well as to help other businesses. I simply have not had the financial resources to buy TQ's products or attend their seminars.
But I will, someday. I promise... sooner rather than later!
In the meantime, I pour over every word in TQ's Daily Commentaries, thanking my Higher Power for having this daily gift.
How did/does TQ affect how I think or work?
TQ reminds me that I can find ways to work around my cognitive glitches, how to think out of the box to develop new lines of work and, overall, helped me to find the joy in my life, as well as remind me to play it forward.
Thank You TQ!
A Personal Note from Kent and E.R.
This story reminds us both why -- the BIG WHY -- we created TQ in the first place: To help people become more, and do more, with our help... than they can on their own.
Some people need just a little push in the right direction, with the right tools, to get them moving towards their dreams and visions. That's WHY we personally invested $8 million to develop the technology behind the amazing TQ System.
For others, it's not so easy, as Lydia has testified. I am not sure which is worse, a brain injury, or a broken heart. Either way, it is wonderful to see how people use our tools to reinvent themselves under the most disheartening odds.
We believe, as does Lydia, that if you keep fighting you can and will achieve your dreams and aspirations. It is never easy work... even for the most healthy of us. But, as she proves, nothing is out of reach as long as you extend your grasp.
You GO girl!
E. R. & Kent