USA Interview

Rose was recently interviewed for the Expert Success Summit

Rose was asked “ what is the first step to a turnaround? ”Rose’s reply was as follows:

In the first chapter of How to Turn Your Pain to Power, I have started with the basic timeless “ABC” principles.


The “A” means you have to admit you have a problem before you can attempt to find a solution. In other words you cannot solve a problem you won’t admit you have. Rose explained that when she was being made redundant from work, she was angry and in a denial for some time refusing to admit that this would or could happen to her. Anger and denial did not change the facts, but when I changed my attitude towards redundancy and saw it as a “bend” meaning a life of opportunity and endless potential and not the end to my life; I didn’t deny the facts but defied the odds.


Rose reveals that many times we try to medicate a problem we refuse to admit we have. At times, we fail to see the connection between the disappointment we have suffered and the symptoms which appear in our bodies – this is where “B” comes in which means beware or be-aware of what is happening in you. This means that when a personal problem occurs in our lives, we fail to make the connection between the disappointment and the resulting symptoms in our bodies. The symptoms may include sleepless nights, aches and pains, overeating, not eating, depression etc. and so we get a pill from the doctor to address the symptoms whilst the cause remains untouched. The truth is, you cannot medicate an emotional problem, you can only use timeless strategies, tactic and tools to address it once you admit you have it.


The “C“stands for compare. What are you comparing? You are comparing how you feel (the negative emotional pain) i.e. fear, anxiety, and disgust; with what you would like to feel (the positive emotional pleasure) i.e. joy, peace and happiness etc. If you compare how you feel with how you would like to feel and there’s a difference; this is a gap which you will need to addressed so you can live a life of mastery and not misery; a life of power and not pain.

Rose explained that this is a Bible principle. In Mark 10:51 Jesus encountered a blind man, but before he offered him anything, Jesus asked him “What do you want?” The blind man replied that he would like to receive his sight. In simple terms, the man admitted he was blind, he could not see and what he required was to be able to see as normal. Your see ABC in operation here. You can’t assume you know what people want until you ask and you can’t help a person who doesn’t want your help.

Rose explains how the rest on the book walks the reader through a 7 step plan which focuses on strategies and tools to:

  • Turn on you first, then
  • Turn you around by looking at what you want
  • The turnaround you being the new you

Rose explains that the book is logical and structured with points to ponder and questions to consider about what you have read. Rose believes that the best way to learn and apply the tools, is by being interactive with the book . Rose explained that she has taken the time to build this into the book so that the reader can extract the maximum value.