Here’s the story that helps explains who Crystal Jonas is, and how she can help you:
Ages ago, in a far off land, there lived a businessman with three employees. One day, he called them to him and said, “I’m going away on a trip, and will return in a few days. I will leave each of you some money.”
In this land, they called their money talents. One employee received five talents, another two, and the third employee was given one talent.
When the boss returned, he called his employees to him. “How did you do?” he asked. The employees who received five and two talents spoke of going into the marketplace with what they were given, using the gifts and returning with even more because they leveraged their talents.
The boss was so pleased with them that he gave them even more talents.
The businessman called the third employee to him to ask the same question, “How did you fair?” “Well,” this employee answered, “I was afraid to take a risk, so I buried my talent. And now, I return that talent to you.”
His boss was so disappointed in him, that he fired this employee.
When I was a little girl, .
my Sunday School teacher explained that talents were a measure of money and not to be confused with talents as we think of them today, such as the talent todo math or art.
“No,” I remember thinking, “talents are talents. And we’re supposed to use them.”
For many years of my life, I had not fully explored my talents for countless reasons. I was shy to begin with, plus I was raised to be modest and I also had uncertainty about what my talents were, and how to apply them. And of course, what if I make a mistake!
Sure, I had some successes, but they were minor, and didn’t fully apply the talents I had been given.
And then life came along and knocked me down, in a profoundly huge way. Perhaps you’ve experienced such a “reversal of fortune” yourself.
You’re going along just fine and suddenly, life as you know it changes completely.
It took me quite a while to get back on course. Not only had my financial, emotional, social and professional world been turned upside down, but my confidence was shaken to the core.
While my self-confidence had been about average, I sure didn’t have any to spare, and I found myself full of self-doubt.
I had to recreate my life, and I had no idea how to or where to start. And so, I started with what I knew, which was teaching.
I became a public speaker beginning with a seminar company which allowed me to speak to people all across the U.S.
As I had the privilege of meeting more and more people, something started to dawn on me.
There are so many amazing people in the world who have no idea of the depth and breadth of their talent! And they were coming to me for guidance, when I am the one who has so much to learn from others.
I finally understood. There are so many people in the world who do not recognize their own talents and all they have to offer.
Like the person in the story who had only one talent, they are also fearful to take a risk, and so they keep their talent hidden from the world and even themselves.
I realized that I had a higher calling that gave me the courage to push past my own self-doubt. And so, I started my own business: CrystalJonas.com
Living my purpose was never about me, so it didn’t matter that I was shy. It wasn’t about promoting a selfish agenda, so I didn’t have to be concerned with thinking that I was trying to put myself above others. This is a relief as I would never be comfortable with that anyway!
My purpose is to help others realize that you are important and valuable and your life here has meaning. My business is founded on helping others recognize their own talents and transform their own lives and the lives of others.
I believe that there is a higher power, call it God, or the Universe, or whatever resonates with you.
This higher power, your Creator blessed you with at least one talent. Your talent is your purpose, your life’s work. Your life’s work extends beyond your 9 to 5 job, although you can certainly make a wonderful living from your purpose.
You were put you here for a very important reason, to use what you’ve been given, to fulfill your purpose, to make the world a better place because you have walked this path.
With this gift of your talent, comes the expectation that you will do something with it. That you will go out into the world and make your difference, enriching the lives of others, and your own household, whomever that may include.
My purpose is to help you transform your mindset so that you can leverage your talents and manifest your purpose.
I believe that we will be held accountable, and be asked, “Did you take your talent into the world? Or did you bury it, because you were afraid? Did you apply your gifts for the greater good, or did you not?”
And this is why I do what I do. Because I want to answer, “Yes. I did. I used my talent. And I am thankful for the chance to have made a difference.”
If you believe that there is a higher purpose to your life, and you would like some guidance on how to transform your life, emotionally, spiritually, physically or financially, it would truly be my honor to help you do just that.
With love and respect,
Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA