Amazing story Randy! I'm so glad for this young man Grant, and I wish him the best convalescence. Besides that, I cann't wait to read your book and I'm sure this will be a great impact for me. Cheers!
The Power of Manifesting…
by Randy Gage
As you guys know, I have a new book coming out. I thought I knew why I wrote it. But after a conversation I had with my close friend Joshua Shafran, I realized why I REALLY wrote it…
I believe an amazing woman I recently met, was really the catalyst for why I wrote the book – even though we had never met before I wrote it! I believe she manifested it.
You may think it’s crazy or woo-woo, but I really believe that. Here’s the story behind the story…
I went out to Silicon Valley in California to mastermind with some bright people in Brendon Burchard ’s posse. One of the people I met was an author and remarkable lady named JJ Virgin. (You may know her from the Dr. Phil show, Finicky Eaters or her other television appearances.) I’d never seen her shows, but we had an immediate connection and asked each other for galley proofs of the other’s upcoming new book.
I loved hers and will definitely be telling you about it when it becomes available. She got mine and it has a deep effect on her. She emailed me to ask if it was alright to share with her teenage son Grant. He was facing some school and college issues in his future, much along the lines I discuss in one chapter. Of course I was honored and agreed to this.
Then the unthinkable happened…
Grant was walking along the road when he was struck by a car traveling at 40 mph. The woman driving stopped, took one look at how bad he was mangled and fled the scene, leaving Grant for dead. Which, by all accounts, he should have been. The doctors gave him a 1.5 percent chance of surviving and recommended a certain course of treatment.
Take a look at what JJ wrote in a letter to her tribe:
As I reread the title of my new pal Randy Gage’s latest book, Risky is the New Safe, I couldn’t help but think:
Wow, if I had “played it safe” and “followed the rules”, my son would have died Sept 11th at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs.
Instead, we took a risk and went against the doctors’ opinions there and flew our son out to Harbor UCLA trauma center where they saved his life.
Ironically, I had just—literally just—finished reviewing my preview copy of the book. I had met Randy the past week at a very small mastermind event led by Brendon Burchard. I thought he was uber cool the moment I met him, but little did I know then what a major impact he would have on my life.
At the mastermind, he had talked about his upcoming book and I said, “I want to read that!” So he had a copy overnighted to the hotel where I was staying and I read it on the flight home. In a bizarre twist, I remember thinking to myself “My son Grant needs to read this.”
The book is really about thinking differently. Randy says that if you fail to think in a new way—if you follow the party line, so to speak—you will be left behind.
This resonates with me because I have always been a rebel in my industry. (For example, I am sure I will be attacked big time for my upcoming book The Virgin Diet for going against the grain, but I will help millions while I do).
Randy’s message is that it’s not only okay to go against the grain, it’s necessary. He ultimately encourages you to discover the personal path that you are meant to walk.
So I am sharing Randy and his book with you. Over the past few weeks, Randy has shown me he is the real deal. I spent only one afternoon in group with him and this man has been staying in touch, offering resources to help my son, and even offered to fly Grant out to Miami when he’s stable to see one of Randy’s amazing docs.
Our world will be a better place if everyone reads this book. Grab your copy today and share it with someone you love.
Here’s what she shared with me in a follow up email: “Honestly, thinking the same can KILL YOU and btw, I am seeing it daily at the hospital nowhere is this worse than politics and medicine.” Obviously there are a lot of lessons here on being a critical thinker, and questioning authority, but the really fascinating thing to me is how all this came about.
Because obviously, the real reason I wrote the book was for JJ and Grant – even though I hadn’t met them yet!
You may think that’s crazy, but I’m crazy enough to believe it! So maybe the real lesson is how we manifest things. I’ll have to see what my friend Joe Vitale thinks about this.
Anyway, that’s the lesson, but here’s your homework. Send some love and support to JJ and Grant. Grant is out of ICU now and semi conscious, but not able to speak yet. But his brother Bryce told him if he could understand him, to touch his shoulder. That’s the pic you see here! Drop by her Facebook page here. And please send them thoughts of hope, healing, and highest good
Powerful and true which is why we must do what our spirit tells us, no matter what. I can't wait to read JJ's book as well. I've heard her with Ali Brown and it sounds like her book is reinforcement for the mission I've been on since meeting Dr. Wallach. Be well
This is the type of story that leaves me speechless. The essence of life is within this story -- ahh-mazing! The fact that the truth of why you wrote your book is revealed after you've written it really shows that there is an energy source that's bigger than we can ever comprehend.
Randy, keep doing what you do best. JJ, my prayers are with you and your son, Grant.
I love @Randy_Gage - first of all, he just met me and has been checking in all along on Grant's progress and even offered to fly my son out to Miami to see one of his docs! He is the real deal and I have claimed him as one of my family for the long haul. Second - what serendipity to have met him when I did! It was meant to be - talk about a higher purpose for a book - not only can Risky is the New Safe change lives, it can save them !
@JJ Virgin @Randy_Gage What a great example of manifestation Randy! I always tell people there are no accidents in my life (meant in a good way) yet to embrace the manifestation of each an every experience is much more empowering and exciting! I'm excited for your book and the meeting of you and JJ. I believe it will lead to something that the world needs and the testimony of health and healing for your son JJ. Blessing to you both and I wished the same on your Facebook page JJ.
P.S. Hmmmmm the reading of Randy's blog is definitely associated with the manifestation of some thing BIG!!! @djsjourney
Rand, you don't know but your way of thinking you have a ministry that god has put before you. Please continue to use it. God bless. Sharon Humphreys
Lots of LOVE TO YOU JJ AND GRANT! Thank you for your sharing Randy! I regreted never ask Raymond Tay to order a copy of your latest book when he attending Agel World 2012. I will order a copy as soon as possible. Will share JJ-Grant story with all my friends! You are great !
Thank you for sharing this story with us. I think all the things that come into our lives are supposed to be and that chance does not exist All is planned in advance.
Thank you for sharing this story Randy. I do believe it is exactly as you said. People come into our lives for a reason and we come into their lives for a reason; we may not know or understand the reason, but if we keep ourselves open to all possibilities it can be amazing!
Randy what a powerful and moving story. I am so glad that her son survived. The good news is you don't have to worry about selling another copy of your book, it has reached it's target audience. The people who needed to read it have read it. So, if you sell anymore maybe you would think about donating the profits to a children's hospital? This book is at its' core about saving the future of our youth. Love it! :)
As I read this I'm sitting in a wheelchair with two broken ankles; five weeks ago I missed a 4" step outside my home. As I lay on the ground waiting for the EMR, my only thought was "you didn't break your ankles to break your ankles- there's a much bigger reason for this."
With great clarify I knew that I'd had this terrible accident because of the way I'd been living. For many years I'd been playing it safe in my business and in my personal life. Every year I help thousands of people get more of what they want whether it's a new business, a promotion, a raise, a loving relationship, marriage--- you name it.
But I wasn't doing the same for myself!! While my clients were catapulting forward in their lives, I was still talking about what I was going to do one day. My Solomonism around this is "Sometimes the greatest risk we take is NOT to take one." I should've listened to my own advice :).
So now, five weeks later, I have a plan. It's a risky one. It's scary and exciting and exhilarating all at once. I've already gotten started. (And, yes, a small part of me regrets that I didn't execute on this a long time ago).
Thank you, as always, for this post. When I first saw the title of your new book, it gave me chills. I can't wait to help you make it a bestseller.
Just posted the article on my FB wall.... will go to about 4500 people, plus their friends etc etc....Gotta share the love :)
Randy.. Have been reading Steve Jobs biography and had forgotten about the marketing message they created when he took back Apple which goes, "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently... " And it's entirely in alignment with your new book, so I applaud you for encouraging all of us 'misfits'...
Everyone has a JJ-Grant story at some point in their life. You wrote the book for all of us who have yet to have or is about to face a JJ-Grant point.
Fate Funding. You adopted and found a true reason.
Your message and direct support delivers an indescribable awesome strengths to both.....
You really bless people with love - you evolved such a strong personality w/in the past years which allows you to connect to so many out there who need it.
Randy - YOU ar such an amazing being - such a person you would say about - is he for real? That's why you are my most favorite person in the world. Lot's of love to you from Denmark.
And lot's of LOVE to you JJ and Grant ♥
I AM That I AM. I AM Invoking the immediate and powerful assistance of ArchAngel Raphael and the Healing Angels to provide Health and Healing to this family. I AM Health and Healing. I AM That I AM. Blessings.
This is a great story.
I believe that we do things that we think makes sense, but real reasons reveal for some time later and probably didn't reveal never from logical explanation. We are all here related with love links to help and support each other to grow.
And most likely that Grant will grow up and do things in the life that will help millions of people, and there will be Randy played a role, and certainly that there are many others- parents, brother, doctors and people that he will meet later.
If we sow love, we will reap love , and doesn't matter when and from which side.
My love to JJ and Grant and all involved.