Many people don't know that I've been through hundreds of hours of therapy and counseling. In 2013, I paid $1,000 per month (for a year) to attend an emotional leadership course with some of the top executive psychotherapist in the county. Why? Because I needed healing before I could offer it to anyone else.
I struggl(ed) with shame, guilt, self sabotage, delusion, addiction, and even lying. It might sound crazy… but it's even crazier to not seek help. It was in this course where I found the tools and information to begin understanding what I was up against. The pains from childhood, the memories of betrayal in my early twenties, and the behaviors that have been passed down in my family for generations.
And then I read Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown. Her findings of the connection between joy and gratitude were one of the most powerful takeaways of that year. It was my missing link, and apparently it was for millions of others too.
The short video below should completely change the way you think, the way you fear, and the way you appreciate the people and moments around you. It's a bit deep, so take it slow and pay attention. Maybe even watch it twice. 🙂
Do you often fear the worst and reject moments of joy because of it? Do you ever feel you don't deserve to be happy or maybe that you need to earn happiness? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Some know me as a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Sevenly and StartupCamp, others know me as the guy who can ride a unicycle and still kickflip on a skateboard. I’m on a mission to inspire people. Will you join me?