When I decided to leave my private practice as a psychotherapist in December of 2013, I left not knowing what I wanted to do. But, one thing was very clear to me…I wanted to do work that made me happy.
At this time, I had been working in the field of mental health for 18 years. My work was very meaningful to me and the clients I served. It contributed greatly to my personal and professional growth and for that I am extremely thankful. However, towards the end of this career I felt like my soul was slowly dying. I knew it was time to start a new chapter in my life. I called the search for my next career Operation Bliss!
Since then, I became certified as a Law of Attraction Coach and a Style Coach (TM) and have been actively working on building this new business. Being an entrepreneur means being in constant flux, climbing a huge learning curve, being challenged daily by something new, receiving an influx of information about what I should be doing to improve my business and a never ending list of to dos.
I have a tendency to get into action mode. The more I do, the more I cross of my list (I love crossing things off the list) and then, more goes on my list. I come by this tendency honestly. My father had a very strong work ethic and some would say was a “workaholic”. Not to mention, I was well groomed from an early age to be valued by what I could do for others.
Being a doer has proven to be helpful to me in creating many successes in my career. But, it does come at a cost. Often we feel we have to sacrifice one or more areas of our lives in order to be successful in another. We want to have a fulfilling and prosperous career so we put all our time, effort and energy into that and then we neglect our bodies, our relationships our “me time”. In the last two years and for the past several months, I have been putting most of my time and energy into my business. And even when I was not doing in my business, I was thinking business.
I noticed that I was out of balance and resenting it. I was working out less, not spending time with friends, not having fun and most of my conversations with my husband were about my business. These experiences are what we call in the Law of Attraction world Contrast. Contrast is the experiences we do not like, want or prefer to be happening. It was far from Operation Bliss!
I realized that I was not putting the Law of Attraction along with other Universal Laws such as the Law of Allowing and the Law of Detachment fully into practice. That I was relying too much on action to create my success. I realized that I was not allowing for my success. I thought “I can work to live” or “I can live to work”. I choose the former.
Now, don't get me wrong. I love what I do and I feel I am on purpose doing it. But, I am more than what I do. I want to fully tend to and express all aspects of my being and my life. I recalled what Christy Whitman, Law of Attraction Master and Author, spoke about in her book “The Art of Having it All”, that each one of us has a different “It “and “All”. And, when we apply the Universal Laws we can accomplish more, in less time with less effort.
I know that Jack Canfield, a well known success coach, has stated that 1 hour of energy work is equal to 7 hours of action . If we are able to do more energy work and spend less time in action, imagine how fully we could live our lives. Imagine how much more harmonious and balanced our lives could be!
Which brings me to my next why. I know I am not the only one who is trying to create more harmony and balance in their lives. Many entrepreneurs I speak to tell me they work too much and feel completely out of balance. That is why I teach my clients how to use the Law of Attraction so they can create the life they want and do it in a more balanced and harmonious fashion.