#WORLDCLASS Leader - Page 11

strike. Her business partner was also a serious success, as well as hers, was not by luck romantic interest. Her world came crashing alone. Ms. Shadpour deeply felt the impact down in many ways in a series of sudden of the GFC in 2008 as she and her clients lost events when she was seriously injured in an vast amounts of money from the real estate automobile accident. She spent weeks in crash. At the time, Rebeka had a potential a coma, only to awaken to her partner had sale commission of $600,000 to $1,000,000 completely taken over their business, leaving but lost it overnight, leaving her without her with nothing. Over time, Rebeka was six months of income and out of business. able to rebuild her business and managed She recounts how strenuous the situation 20 employees. Things were looking up but was as she wondered how to maintain her 9/11 brought Rebeka and her business to income and keeping a roof over her family. her knees once again. As with many businesses that have their fluctuations, Ms. Shadpour did not know how to grow her company successfully or wisely. After all, Rebeka was still learning her way as a young businesswoman. Eventually, her hard work and determination paid off as her popularity further increased and she was featured three times on the front page of her local newspaper for her expertise in fabrics and design. Other areas of her life also grew quickly as Rebeka attended self-development and mentoring classes. Over time, she learned not only how to save her money, but how to invest it. It was at this point that she began to dabble in real estate as a hobby. Everything came together for Ms. Shadpour and she expanded her horizons with communication, clients, sales, family, and friends. Rebeka also learned to let go of her childhood anger and fears stemming from violence and wars she lived through. She credits many personal development resources such as Millionaire Mind and Landmark Forum workshops, including the works of T. Harv Eker, Louis Hey, Robert Kyosaki, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle. She often compared herself to wealthy family members and business associates. What Ms. Sh