Letter From the Editors
Whether you use the word gang, tribe, family, ethnic group, or any other word relating to a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture, they all are basically the same thing.
Here at Stegela Success Mastery, we pride ourselves on being a family. We are more than a mastermind, a coaching program, a magazine, a nonprofit organization. We are a group of people who want to belong to a group of like-minded individuals who encourage positive growth. Many of us have had troubled upbringings and when we met the Stegela crew we immediately felt like we belonged. It happened for me.
As I look back through my life, I realize the majority of it has been to “run away from that which does not make me happy.” I first ran away when I was 5 years old and was gone an entire week. Having grown up in a raging alcoholic household full of abuse resulted in me being on guard most of my life.
However, in 2014 I started a journey of discovering who I am and realized it was time to face my past and grow.
Two years into my journey I was introduced to Stephen and Angela Dela Cruz. I had no idea when I met them that I would soon feel like I was part of the family I never had. Yes, I do have a family, but the support I receive from the Stegela crew is a different kind of family.
What is different about Stegela? Well, they have us think on a deeper level, they provide environments for us to get to know each other better, they provide a family atmosphere (which is what many of us are missing in our lives). The bonds that are formed through this program are, if you allow them, like no other. Stegela Success Mastery is a family, a tribe, a gang.
Stegela provides the perfect atmosphere for those who want to grow and become better people, to become fulfilled, successful, and flourishing.
I don't want to paint this as a rosy picture that everything is always perfect, because it's not. We have our ups and downs and sideways, but, as long as we are willing to see the reality in the situation, we can usually come back to center and figure it out.
Just like any relationship, this group has issues that need to be worked on. However, being open to addressing the issues is one thing that is welcome in the group. I, myself, have gone through a lot with the Stegela crew. My favorite thing about this group is that I am able to work through my issues openly and honestly and can grow from them and apply what I learn here to other areas of my life.
I have been involved in a lot of mastermind and coaching programs throughout the years and have paid a lot of money to become a better person because I really believe in self-development, but Stegela is different. They have put me in a position where I feel very much appreciated. They asked me what I want out of the program and they are doing what they can to make it happen. They don’t just take your money and wish you luck. They get involved with your business to help you as much as you ask.
All humans have a feeling of wanting to belong, so I believe it’s important to search until you find the place where you feel like you belong. Is there a group of people you hang out with that when you leave them you feel uplifted? Then that may be your tribe/gang/family. If it’s Stegela, we’re here for you.