Life Change Can Happen

On September 4th 2011, I was talking with someone and they told me emphatically that that “Life Change Can’t Happen”.

I vehemently disagreed. I was so mad, that right then I went onto my iPhone and I bought

In September of 2011 I was on the very front end of my journey to become a Speaker and an Author.

Just two months earlier, in July of 2011, I had stood in a dirt driveway in Southeast Portland and declared that I was going to take my writing seriously  and become a Speaker and an Author.

When I made that declaration, I was in in the process of moving out of a 5 bedroom house to an unheated, unfinished, one car garage.

At that point — my choices were: #1 live in that garage, #2 move to Colville, WA. or #3 live on the streets. Why I choose the garage is another story for another time.

In September 2011, that garage held my bed, a clothes rack, and the desk that my computer sat on. At night I would sit in the garage and type and tell myself that I would be going to become a Speaker and and Author.

I would tell myself that even though I was currently homeless, I would someday have a book of my mine for sale at Powell’s. I would tell myself that I was writer and that I was writing to make it happen.

On September 4th, 2011 when that gentleman told me that Life Change Can’t Happen, I was battling for  my dream to become a Speaker and an Author, and I was desperate to change my own life. I also knew that Life Change Can Happen.

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In October of 2011, I also decided that in addition to becoming a Speaker and an Author, that I would become a Food Writer as well.

I declared that my food writing would lead to fun things like —

#1 Having a book signing at Powell’s (I had never ever been to Powell’s in my life),

#2 Speaking at the Bite of Oregon on their Chef’s stage (I had no culinary background and I had not ever been to the Bite Of Oregon),

#3 Being on TV,

#4 Being  a judge on Iron Chef.

Those four items became goals that I thought about it a lot. Those goals inspired me and kept me typing on my keyboard.

I am still working toward goal #4, the other 3 goals happened in 2014.

In October of 2011 when I began excitedly telling friends about my newest dream — that I was going to become a “Food Writer” and sharing with them the 4 goals listed above, some of them mocked me. Some of them flat out told me that I could not do that. The responses I got along the way were often very discouraging. One friend emailed me and told me that I was “doing it all wrong” and that I would never become an Author if I keep on doing what I was doing.

All along, the domain I purchased on September 4th, 2011 – was a battle cry I would use.

I had (and have) a number of battle winning battle cries that I yell out in order to stoke my own fire.

Life Change Can Happen has been a favorite battle cry of mine because someone had the gall to look me in my face and tell me that life change can’t happen.

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Life Change Can Happen. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

Trust me – You Can Change Your Life.

That’s It,

I am Steven Shomler and I am pulling for you!

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