Alan Wade is a five-time international best-selling author, Guinness World Record holder, husband, father, and grandfather. Co-founder and coach at The Magic Within Coaching and Consulting Co. Certified master practitioner of NLP & hypnotherapy MER and NLP life coach.
Q. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you say?
Advice to my younger self would be to ask for help and accept it. Asking for help is a sign of true strength. Your belief system is hurting you, not helping you. Acceptance and forgiveness are the keys to creating a life of happiness. There is always hope for the future. You are capable of doing such great things.
Q. When you started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you begin?
I started my career in my late forties. I was reading old journals I had written years earlier, and a recurring message was, “there must be more than this.” That led to a series of opportunities. Many people have heard the saying, “when one door closes, another will open.” What I have learned over the years is many people do not see the new door, or if they do, they do not open it. They make excuses for not opening it or allowing fear to stop them. When I had the opportunity to go back to school and learn something opposite from what I had been doing for 28 years, I jumped on it. I was terrified. Going to school with kids in their twenties made me feel old. I did not let my fear stop me.
Q. What is your number one business goal this year?
My number one business goal is to get the message out to as many people as possible to help them. To overcome trauma, limiting beliefs, old programming, and to empower as many people as possible. To be able to give back to my community, do more volunteering, and help the people who want help but may be struggling with being able to afford real help. To be able to make a difference in people’s lives.
Q. What do you have going on right now that you’d like to share?
We have a lot going on right now. The New workbook “Keys to Unlocking Your Own Success” helps people start the process of creating the life they want. New eBook “Managing The Emotion Storm” with tools to help people manage their emotions. New Adult Coloring Book to help people release stress; all books are on Amazon.
New website www.tmw.coach with free videos and hypnosis scripts to help people. Also, have products and services there to help people.
New book series titled “The Calling”- Answering the Call for Help. It gathers people to share their personal stories of helping others.
We have a weekly radio show called “Awakening The Magic Within” on Magnetic FM Radio every Saturday at 2 pm.
Q. What is your favourite thing about what you do?
My favourite thing about helping people is watching them change right in front of my eyes quickly and easily. We have helped firefighters return to work after being off for ten years with PTSD. We have helped people achieve the goals they have worked on for years without knowing why they were not achieving those goals.
I suffered for so many years after being raped at ten years old that I do not want people to go through what I did. For seventeen years, I lived in total fear. The first five or six years were like living in a nightmare. The next twelve were like living in darkness and anger.
Q. What keeps you motivated on a daily basis?
Being motivated is easy for me. Every day I wake up, I say to myself, “it is going to be a great day”. It does not matter what happened yesterday it is all about today. The only person I compete with is myself. To be better today than yesterday. I remember the past, but I do not live in the past. Those memories give me the strength and the courage to keep moving forward. Everything that I have overcome makes me very resilient. I often share with family, friends, clients, and people: “You Are More Than You Think you Are.” “If I can Change, then Why Not You?” The Secret is, do not let fear or others stop You.
Love and light to you all.