This morning I had breakfast with Dr. Joe
DeNoia – a chiropractor here in NY – whose
been to my seminars and is a member of
Earlier this month, when I first came here and
went through surgery, he asked if there was
anything he could do to help – and he’s one
of those guys who doesn’t just “say” this. He
really means it. Most people don’t.
That’s why you’d be wise to remember, whenever
you’re in a crisis you truly do find
out who loves you and who’s a pretender.
I knew Dr. Joe was no pretender because he
wanted to come see me after the surgery.
I declined because I really didn’t feel up
to seeing anyone. Other than Eddie Baran
and my brother, Sean, who were looking
out for me, I Just wanted to be left
alone so I could think; so I could turn my
crisis into an opportunity.
I didn’t forget the offer though and yesterday
I had Carol contact him to see if he’d like to
get together for breakfast. He agreed and we
met this morning at eight.
Twas an hour drive for Joe, but he didn’t
mind. And when we shook hands this
morning it was nice to be able to look
him in the eyes with an eye that can now
see 20/25 in terms of distance and 20/20
when I read.
Yesterday I met with Dr. Fine, who did my
surgery, and he told me, “You’re setting records
on your recovery. No more fluid whatsoever
in front of the retina. Sometimes it takes
months for the last drop to evaporate.”
In many ways I’m seeing better AFTER
the surgery than ever before.
I say “many ways” as my perspective on life
has undergone a shift.
Anyway, when Joe, myself and my brother, Sean,
pulled up our chairs and took a seat at
“Juniors” – I heard the words: “This is
Dr. Joe handed me a package. Twas a
“You may already have this,” he said. “But
when I read this book I thought about you.”
I unwrapped the package and saw the title:
“The Man Who Would Not Be Defeated” by
“I don’t have this,” I said. “Thanks for giving
this to me.”
I flipped through the inside and quickly saw
it was a story about W. Mitchell – a name I’m
familiar with from the late 1980’s.
“Have you ever heard his story,” asked Joe.
I said: “Sure have. But reading it will be even
better, I’m sure.”
Over the course of the next hour Dr. Joe,
Sean and I discussed many different topics,
but the central theme weaved through all of
them was this: In life there will be ups and
downs – but all of them have a purpose and
all are designed to help you rise higher.
“Many years ago I met Dr. Norman Vincent
Peale,” said Joe. “he told me something I
wrote down and never forgot.”
“Really, what was that,” I asked.
“In a crisis some people crack – but other
people crack records.”
I stuck my hand into my shirt pocket and
retrieved my Montblanc pen. Pulled a small
notepad out of my pants pocket and applied
some fresh ink to those words.
Today you may be faced with a crisis of some
sort. Don’t crack under the pressure. Go onward
and upward cracking records you never would
have if you weren’t placed at the crossroads.
Yes, a crisis is merely that. A crossroads.
Which way will you turn. Which way will
P.S. One road you can take to financial success
is the one I chose long ago and have shown
to so many who’ve attended my riveting,
record-cracking seminars. Would love to see
you there next month. Make sure you go to
read all about it.