You arrived at this page maybe out of curiosity to see who I am after stumbling across my blog on the world wide web or on some social media site where some of your friends mentioned something about me or my blog, or you become a friend of mine online and I gave you my link.]
So let me tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in a small town, Heilbron, in Free State, South Africa. I am forty-plus years of age, although a lot of people think I am still in my late twenties, LOL As from a young age I’ve always loved the outdoors and sport, which taught me a lot about endurance in life and helped me to go through some bad spots in my life.
In school I was not the a grade one student, but something a teacher said to me one day inspired me to prove her wrong, and I have already proved her wrong with what I have accomplished so far in my life. One thing that I did accomplish twice was to run the Comrades Marathon (56 mils) up and down. It is one of the toughest road races in the word and taught me the meaning of the famous quote, “When the going gets tough the tough get going.”
After graduation I joined the police force for nineteen years, but it was not my passion in life. I always had a dream to work for myself, to become successful and help other people to be successful also. Early after joining the police I was introduced to network marketing (or MLM) where I started to learn that you can have what you want in life if you help other people to get what they want in life. In 2005 I was introduced to The Secret movie by a good friend and mentor of mine, and that is where my path on personal development really began, although I had heard about dreams and goal setting in the network marketing meetings I had attended in the past.
One morning, as I was doing my morning walk, I was listening to an audio of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, and on a bridge that I was walking over I had one of the biggest “aha” moments of my life, and that was where my dream to help the world was born. I have always been a board game lover, and on that moment it came to me that there is a missing link in the board game world and in the internet and PC game world. We all know of games like Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and possibly Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki’s Cash Flow game, which is game that teaches you how to use money and invest it the right way; but there is no game that teaches you how to create the money you need to do the investments or to buy your dream car or home. The idea went through my mind that if they could create a game, I can do it also, and that inspired me to create the “Bridge to Success” game. My partner in the project, Steve Vernon, and I have been promoting the release of the game under the name “gratitude!”, but we have decided that the original name, Bridge to Success, really better describes its overall intent and goal, so we are reworking everything back to that original idea. So if you have been following us through this whole process and see “grAtitude – the game”, don’t be confused. The game will still be part of our larger “It’s all about gratitude!” project, because we both strongly believe that success starts with gratitude, and the game itself will still be the same as it was.
The objective “Bridge to Success” is to teach people, in a fun and entertaining way, life’s success principles based on ancient truths known in modern times as “Universal Laws”. The goal of the players is to learn and understand these principles and how to use them to become more successful in all areas of life, such as finance, personal and professional relationships, the workplace, study, school and spiritual growth.
Release of the game is expected to include a classic board and card game version, played somewhat like a combination of games such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Cash Flow, as well as online and app versions for mobile devices.
This is where is stand on this moment of time. I know how it feels to have a lot but I also know how it feels to lose everything and to start all over. My philosophy in life is don’t try to be the game coach if you never played the game yourself. If you have not yet done so, please listen to my video where I tell you a bit about myself and what I love before you leave this page.