Guest: Joan Sotkin
There’s no doubt about the fact that I have lived a somewhat strange and interesting life. I’ve always strived to understand what the real meaning of life is, frequently asking, “Who am I and why am I here?” For years, I was also looking for answers to my many physical, emotional, and financial challenges. In 1972, I started meditating and going deep within. Then in 1976, gave away everything I owned and went on an extended journey.
Although at the time, people thought I was losing my mind, I knew that I had to follow my inner guidance. What I learned during the years of that journey forms the foundation of my life — and teachings — today. I have been told that my book, The Search for Connection: A Spiritual Journey to Physical, Emotional, and Financial Health, is an inspiring recounting of my adventures.
In 1977, when in deep meditation, I was guided to “buy a pound of tumbled stones.” That simple pound of stones grew into a gigantic business called Joan’s Crystals. I was the first person to market crystals and minerals for healing and meditation nationwide, and I had a line of stones, Joan’s Stones, in 600 New Age bookstores.
Joan’s Crystals was a big success and I made a lot of money. Because I had no idea how to manage cash flow and there was no Internet to go to for advice, I wound up going bankrupt. The experience was devastating but led me to learn everything I could about managing money. Lessons learned are part of what I teach today.
I find it difficult to separate personal growth and development from business and finance because who we are expresses itself through whatever we do. I’m especially interested in understanding how early childhood experiences affect our business, financial, and life outcomes.
In 1995 I bought my first PC (I had MAC Classics during Joan’s Crystals) and was soon surfing the Net. Heaven for someone who is a knowledge junkie. My first site went up in August of 1995, and I have been doing business online ever since.
I love the Internet because of all of the opportunities it offers including the wonderful people all around the world that I get to meet. Sharing information is my passion, and I’m thrilled to be able to do it through Prosperity Place, The Prosperity Show Podcast, my books, webinars and more.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I live — with its expansive skies, friendly people, and fabulous weather — provides me with the comfort and peace I have always craved. Every afternoon, my scruffy terrier, Angel, and I walk at our fabulous dog park that has one-mile-long trails and a full view of the city.
It’s been a long journey, but now I’m happy and healthy in every way — physically, emotionally, and financially. I love what I do, how I live, and the people in my life.
I wish the same for you!
VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel – “Total Health Recovery” Radio
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Time: 1pm PST