"It's not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life which ultimately nourish our souls. It's the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our lives, from which we made our choices, is very good stuff."
-Mr. Fred Rogers
People often ask me how I came to be the profession I'm in.
Listen, I certainly didn’t set out to become a globally recognized expert on personal change and self-development. I started like anyone else with a traumatic past… depressed, hopeless, and failing.
I like to illustrate my journey with a little Story... a metaphor for my experience
You see I had this "car"...
And this “car” didn’t seem to do what the other people’s “car” s did. My “car” never felt like it ran right. It sounded terrible. Always stuttering, stalling, and generally wreaking havoc with my life. I looked around. It seemed to me that everyone else had the equivalent of Porsches, Ferrari’s and Rolls Royces. I thought to myself. Surely it was a mistake that I had such a “car.” It just didn’t feel right. Why was I given this “car” that was beaten up, abused, and barely ran? A “car” that caused me such shame.
For the first part of my life, I merely left the "car" in the garage.
I never wanted anyone to see that beat-up hunk of rust. I stayed away from other people with their shiny new “cars.” I resigned myself to walking. I stayed close to home and had few friends. Those times I did take the “car” out of the garage, we made it only a few miles before it would have some malfunction. Before long, I was limping back to the garage cowering in shame once again.
Then one day, a Wednesday, it struck...
A bolt of lightning manifested as anger. I was fed up, and I finally decided that I deserved to have a “car” that at least ran right, a “car” that looked OK. A “car” that I wasn’t too ashamed to even take out of the garage.
I went into the garage, and I took the "car" apart.
I gritted my teeth, determined to fix everything on that “car.” When I stripped it down to its pieces, I realized with horror that I did not know how to put the “car” back together.
I found myself in a place even worse than before.
The pieces of the “car” had so much damage I hadn’t the slightest inkling of how to fix them. No one had given me the owner’s manual!
My first shock wore away, and I realized that I could probably hire someone to help me.
So I tried and failed time and again to find an expert to help me put the “car” back together. To make it run again. At least to do something. Everyone I contacted had a little advice, but most said the “car” was too damaged ever to run again.
Being naïve and seeing no other option, I refused to believe these experts.
. I went to the library and started reading books on how to fix individual parts. As I read books, I bought tools that would help me clean the pieces, repair the damaged parts, and, when necessary, create new components. Every day I worked and studied. Piece by piece, I worked on that “car.” Cleaning, repairing, and making new designs, new parts.
Sometimes no one had the tool I needed.
So I learned to combine multiple tools into one. Often, I invented new tools for issues; no one seemed to have the answer. I felt alone, but determined.
This work went on for several years.
Eventually, I got that “car” back together. I was able to drive it a block before it quit. Then two blocks. Then a mile. Then several miles. And on and on. Every week, I was able to drive farther and faster. I learned exactly how that “car” worked, not from theory, but the experience.
At that point, other people started to take notice of my “car.”
And the strangest thing happened. At first, a woman brought her “car” by my garage and asked for help. The “car” looked beautiful to me, but she said there was a problem with the interior. She was so ashamed of the problem she never let anyone get to close. She admitted she never let her friends or family ride with her in her “car” because of her shame.
I took one look inside her “car” and recognized the problem immediately.
You see, I had fixed that same problem a few years back. I ran into my garage, grabbed a tool, came back, and had her on her way in an hour.
I never thought a thing about it.
But then it happened again. This time a man came to me complaining his “car” had a dent that no one else could fix. I took a look, realized it was the same problem I had resolved on my “car” six months earlier. I told him it was no problem. I went to my garage, grabbed a couple of tools, and we fixed the dent in just a couple of hours.
Slowly more people began bringing me their "cars."
More and more. The problems with their vehicles became more complex. Some vehicles had significant issues. Some were small. Some people just wanted more performance or a more comfortable ride. Some people wanted an entire overhaul.
As my experience grew, I added more and more tools to my collection.
When someone brought me an issue I had never experienced, I was able to use my prior knowledge and ability to create new tools to fix the problem. Just like I did with my “car.”
Eventually, a friend said to me...
Ryan, you have so many tools in this garage. You’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars and years working with these tools. Why don’t you open a shop and fix other people’s “cars” full-time…
And the rest is history.
Obviously I don't fix cars.
I work with people who feel broken. People who just want to get on the road of life and take their journey! Every day my mission is to help people just like you, to live their ideal life. To help them overcome whatever it is that stands in their way. Because as I learned working on my mind, there is a tool and a technique for anything standing in your way.
When you are ready, I will be here to help.
To your success,
Ryan Camana MNLP, MHt, MTT, BA
MNLP, MHt, MTT, BA
President and Founder of Dynamic Breakthroughs
Creator Of The Best Selling Gastric Hypno Balloon Hypnosis Weight Loss Program
President Of Positive Influence Media
International Best Selling Author Of The NLP Sales Course
NLP Master Practitioner
NLP Master Coach
Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Master Practitioner of TIME Techniques™
Trainer of TIME Techniques™
Certified Master Hypnotherapist
Trainer of Hypnotherapy
Master Success Coach
Certified In Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)