There I was a 28 years old new mother and living in a big city with no friends but a horse farm to keep up which included 15 acres to bush hog each week. Ear plugs in place, I mowed and tuned in to tapes of motivational speakers. I listened to a bunch of them over an entire summer! They inspired me to learn how to perfect the power of the spoken word. So I signed me up to be my own student by listening to the best.