Happy Thanksgiving. It seems like in a blink of an eye we set New Year's intentions together and we are now recovering from post-election stress. Are you traveling for Thanksgiving this week? I have had many clients in clinic and friends calling to ask me how to avoid conflict this year at holiday gatherings. My answer may sound simple, but it is powerful:
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When was the last time you received genuine appreciation or gratitude from your boss or your partner? If you had to furrow your brows, take a few breaths and try to remember...you are not alone. We all have been there.
When I left my traditional medical job in Arizona, the CEO of the hospital thanked me for all the work I had done for patients with epilepsy including the children. I began to cry, and the CEO started to shift in his seat uncomfortably while searching for a box of tissues. I expressed to him that in over ten years in the traditional medical system, I had never had a boss, supervisor, or hospital administration express gratitude. They were tears of joy as much as tears of shock.
When I work with corporate clients who are dealing with job-related stress as their biggest problem, I hear the same story. It is common for them to state that they would forgo a pay raise or bonus during troubled economic times in lieu of simple and genuine gratitude from their superiors.
This week let your mindful mantra be: “I welcome abundance.”
The last 18 months have led me to the test of faith every solo-preneur reading this will understand. I am walking that fine line between fears of falling into poverty and dancing for joy at opportunities abound. Sounds extreme right? These are the tricks that our mind can play with us.
Most of you are aware of my story. I chose to leave a job in traditional medicine about 18 months ago. Along with leaving that job, I left a secure 6 figure salary. I knew I was making an exit and starting my own business, so I started to put away money into savings. I was mentally prepared to give up what the comfortable income had given me in terms of material security, as it did not bring me mental security.
I ended 2014 full of gratitude for the many successes my business celebrated.
I would also be lying if I didn't admit I went into a deep period of reflection and self-doubt if I could sustain myself into the New Year. And then in quiet meditation over the new year, I realized it is time for a new mindset. I realized something needed to shift -my mind. My business may be a solo journey, understanding abundance was a gift that I received from having an abundance of support from friends that believed in my mission, even when I thought I was crazy.Read More