Excerpt from Chapter Eleven

Manstein – THE INNER GENIUS WITHIN US ALL by Jason Hughes

Excerpt from Chapter Eleven:

Molly and I flew in from Seattle to JFK Airport in New York City
on September 10, 2001. I had to continue on to Connecticut that
night, so I was not in the city when the planes hit the Twin Towers in the
morning. I remember thinking clearly how there was a time in my life when
I could see love in everything that was going on in and around me. These
attacks helped me see this again. The second these planes hit the Towers there
was such an outpouring of love, support, and prayer from all over the world.
Once I got back in the city, I saw and felt this with even more clarity.

I was not really establishing and sustaining myself enough in NYC, and
I had to consider a different job or career other than the few hours of tennis I
was teaching in Queens. Out of fear and the need for a paycheck, I applied for
and accepted a job with a small company that was promoting wellness in various
ways. The salary was pathetically low for maintaining life in the City. I
had to wear a suit when we ventured out to other companies to orchestrate
seminars. When not out doing these, I was in an absurdly small office space for
four people, four desks, four computers, and a whole bunch of clutter everywhere.
There was also a large clock on the wall staring at me, and the seconds
ticked by like they were full days. I lasted a week and a half at this job.