TN: Yes! When my wife and I came to Canada 10 years ago we were, as they say "empty pockets". Today we have our own computer company, a beautiful house in the woods, we don't complain with lack of money.
HJ: This is what is called luck...
TN: Not at all. This is not luck, this is a skill of achieving success. When you know the laws of success you can become successful very fast. It was back at the Technical University of Lodz where I studied, when I was interested in data processing and computers, although I have a degree in chemistry. I was also fascinated with the theory of success - how one can reach the treasure we have inside of us.
HJ: Inside of us?
TN: Of course. The human brain is the most wonderful computer with an enormous number of programs. The point is that we use only 10% of those programs. It would be of great advantage if we could use more. The human potential is practically unlimited. Success is not a coincidence - it is a skill. One can learn how to achieve success as well as one can learn how to ride a bike or how to ski.
HJ: Don't you think, you exaggerate now?
TN: Absolutely not. I am a living example that this is true. The first seminar, based on the newest research on human potential, which my wife and I attended, has radically changed our lives. Then we have built on it, by reading lots of books and following the advice of experts in this field. We experienced on ourselves, how one can make a career, by starting our own company. Success is not money, it is a rich life, which means prosperity, but also good health, energy, internal satisfaction, peace of mind, worthy goals and ideals, selfactualization.
HJ: Shortly speaking, success in all areas of one's life. Is it possible at all?
TN: Obviously. A famous American psychologist, Dr. Nathaniel Branden, says that our self- esteem, the way we evaluate and value ourselves, is the key to human motivation. We are not born with high self-esteem, we have to learn how to build it. We can learn, for example, how to trigger an inborn mechanism of goal achieving in various areas of life. Each person is unique and comes to the world with some calling, the important thing is to discover your mission in life and to utilize your potential. The skill to learn about yourself however, is not inborn...
HJ: Then, how can we acquire it?
TN: By attending appropriate courses and seminars, just like this one - "Drogi do sukcesu" is being offered by my company for the first time in Poland. In Lodz, the course was taken by several dozen of people, all ages - from teenagers with their parents to adults, to even seniors. All of them have stressed, that the knowledge they acquired, proves to be extremely useful for them, they even insisted that a second-level course with more exercises be offered soon. Indeed courses like that are very helpful, they open a new way of looking at the world around us, at oneself, and others. One can learn how to find one's unique values, how to find an area one can achieve the most, how to free oneself from unwanted arrangements and habits and assume control over one's future, and also how to use one's subconscious and intuition.
HJ: It sounds like magic!
TN: But this is not magic. Our brain works according to certain rules and it's a matter of learning the rules in order to, for example, unlock our subconscious and use it to solve problems and to make decisions. You can also learn how to reduce tension and stress, how to relax and stay calm in any situation. And even learn how to listen ... to your own body to avoid diseases, as it is a well known fact that tension and stress is the root of many diseases. Generally, all negative emotions like: guilt, doubt, fear, or anger stop us from fully developing. In order to achieve anything in life, we must accept ourselves and we must know how to live with other people, because 85% of our satisfaction in life comes from interactions with people around us, at home, at work.
HJ: And from the conditions we live in, and in Poland they are not the easiest...
TN: Certainly, but this is not a reason to give up and to lament. And I have noticed that Polish people, even young, have some inclinations to do that - they assume in advance that nothing they do will succeed, so there is no point in trying. This is typical not only to my countrymen. I can notice the same attitude in Canada. This, unfortunately, is how we have been "programmed" by our parents, the school system, and people around us. But this negative way of thinking can be changed. The success of an individual as well as the prosperity of the whole country depends on it.
TeTa Last updated 1997-01-30