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The origin of P2S4ME … how it all got started

We are in business because people are searching for solutions to their frustrations in their lives, and/or ways to maximize the joy in their lives. Our program permits people to discover the depths of what is really inside them and engage them to do something about “it” that really “floats their boat.” We are growing in popularity because p2s4me solutions meet the exact needs of our clients, and because the clients have Encouragers to care for their needs on a long term basis. We teach principles that are used every day and last a lifetime, and we help reinforce positive encouragement by providing accountability to the level desired by the client.

How did we get here?

  • We have lots of experience with people, problems, and solutions. Dave Thorpe is a business coach, John Martin is a Clinical Psychologist, Christie Gilbert is a Consultant.
  • We understand frustration, joy, pain, and achievement, and we know how to help our clients avoid the negative and focus on the positive.
  • We found people really had little knowledge of who they were and what they really wanted out of life, so we developed a process that uses the scientific principal of motivational interviewing that satisfied that need and named it Path2Success4ME.
  • Once people started finding out about themselves, we taught them leadership tools that they use each day to help them take charge of their homes and businesses.
  • Then we brought in a chunk of accountability that kept everything in balance and moving forward…because…

The clients (whom we call PathFinders) are in charge all the way…we just guide them!

Our story has not even really started as we are in the infancy of helping people discover the joy of living life on a foundation of their choosing. We continue to learn more each day. The process is good now and actual testimonials tell us that it’s getting better. The good news for our clients, is that the process is theirs to use…

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We discovered many of the “off-the-shelf” fix-it programs for people in business were helpful, but lacked longevity. People would get motivated by learning a cool way to achieve something, but sooner or later it would be forgotten and unused.

Further observation led us to determine that these “programs’ of self-help, self-discovery or “do this and I promise these results” were productive and helpful, but flawed. Corporations spent millions of dollars each year on productivity tools, only to change tools when they failed or new management took over.

One of the major purposes was that management encouraged the use of programs that motivated employees to certain conclusions. This made good sense, as the business needed its mission to be served and, of course, the executives knew the best way to perform the work. So the executives hired the best minds to create programs that employees could learn to better do their job. This made sense.

The problem arises that employees are not all alike. They don’t look at things with the same view as another person in their department, team or division. As human beings, we look at them solely thru our own viewpoints. Management, in its wisdom, wanted to alter the formula and tell the employees what was best for them. Results were adequate, hence the system perpetuated.

What I found was that “Purpose for the Person” was not in the business equation. The business wanted the employee to conform, rather than finding out where the employee could best perform. It is the same in most families, social groups, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, etc. We don’t learn about it in school, nor in the business world. When we find our purpose it is because we stumble across it or accept something less because it “works for us.”

Please examine this issue: How do we develop expertise or leverage experience to move up the ladder. We lightly ask ourselves what should I do and then work off past experiences to continue to climb the ladder. Are we doing what we are best at doing?

Now, please bring this same thought to the business world or to your home…answer the question:

Who am I and what am I going to do with my life?

Remember, people are people. What satisfies a spouse is not necessarily satisfactory to me. A spouse may accommodate what I want to do. However, if she accommodates me ina reflex sort of way, her positive attitude may turn negative…whose fault is that? However, if my wife understands why I want to do something and understands its importance to me and to those around me, she may develop a mindset of incredible support and acknowledgement of my desires. With our unbelievable divorce rate, it is difficult for me to believe that husbands and wives understand what is important to each other. Maybe they once did, but when they showed up in divorce court the bloom was off the rose…they no longer cared about the other person.

What I have learned and what is at the very core of Path2Success4ME is that the element of self discovery about ourselves has become unimportant. Our work, hobbies, soul-mate, friends, etc may not reflect what is really important to each of us. Furthermore, for those fortunate people that really have discovered their joys in life, they might not have an effective means to become aware of how to best employ their joys, gifts, strengths, etc.

But it gets worse. Let’s say you know what is inside you and you are aware of how to best use what is inside you. Do you have a “process” that is tried and true, that you use daily to MAKE GOOD decisions? If you do have a process, do your family, workmates, friends, etc know the process and use it themselves? And if you do have that process down pat, do you have a very specific way to carry out your good decisions by following your tried and true way to insure that what you want you will get?

Assuming your answer is yes, then let’s ask you the real true revealer…do you have a really bona fide accountability person in your life that is part of your every ambition and purpose?

Path2Success4ME does this:

  1. You will truly DISCOVER what you are all about. It is not about your friend, lover, boss, co-worker or anyone else…only about YOU.
  2. You will become AWARE of how to best use all the wonderful things you were born with.
  3. You will develop a new sense of LEADERSHIP as you take charge of YOUR life and employ the simple tools you will want to learn that will help you define what is VERY important to you.
  4. You will create your own PLAN for what is important for YOU
  5. You will uncover every obstacle to that plan and learn how to achieve what you set out to do.
  6. YOU will develop YOUR style of ACCOUNTABILITY that you will enjoy using
  7. Best of all, what happens to you should stick with you…not fade away
This is why Path2Success4ME lets you take charge of your life and bring out the enthusiasm inside you to where you can enjoy it along with your spouse, friends, co-workers, boss, and kids.  It is all about YOU! Path2Success4ME can be of benefit to you, regardless of where you are life.  Please read some of the testimonies and see which one best meets your circumstances.  If you don’t find one don’t worry.  You are unique and we have a wonderfully unique method of insuring you get the results you want. Thanks for checking us out.  Dealing with the things you will find will be very important to you.  We lead with our heart, not our wallet.  We are ambitious about serving your needs.

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