The Journey: Finding Where I Belong
Keeping Your Mind Clear
The last steps of a journey are often the most difficult. The path I’ve followed in dealing with mental illness has been a long and winding road. For most of us, the journey is a lonely one. No matter where we’ve travelled, we are all searching for the place where we belong.
You Have It All – You Should be Happy
Like so many other entrepreneurs, Steve has found himself overwhelmed — unsure of his future and that of his business. He feels in the dark as to how he ended up here. It all started so great but sitting here now, he feels his business sucks, his life sucks, and he sucks!
Building a Positive Mindset: The Key to Being a Successful Entrepreneur
Mindset is a critical determinant of success and happiness. Much has been made of Dr. Carol Dweck’s theory of fixed and growth mindset, and rightfully so. Dweck has shown the tremendous benefit of those have a growth mindset, believing in effort and development, rather than a fixed mindset, seeing what you have as static and set, for people to learn, grow, and achieve. I think a positive mindset is essential to being a successful entrepreneur.
Are you living a good life?
With all the demands of the business staying positive can feel like pushing a rock up an icy hill. But that positive mindset is the critical determinant of thinking as an entrepreneur finding ways for innovation and growth. How do we get the rock up that hill?
Who do you talk to?
A number of studies have repeatedly shown that what we say we want from our working lives are money and recognition followed closely by the ability to work independently and to make a difference in the world.
But is the way we are working answering those needs and giving us what we want?
The journey: Finding your path
I looked around the office. I was alone. Seeing the empty desks with everyone gone I felt both proud of what we were achieving and also an immediate tightness in my shoulders. Thinking about the pressure of paying for all of this every day, every week and every month had become a pain lodged in my lower back. It started in my shoulders and worked its way down. Any little move could end up in a painful wrench of my back. It was crazy.
What the depressed mind sounds like
Being different led to bullying, avoidance, and molestation. Looking back on my childhood now, I think what was said to me left even more lasting damage than what was done to me. No matter what they tell you, words leave scars. To this day, I struggle to overcome them. They still echo in my mind.
“How do I feel? I feel alone. I feel stuck and trapped with no way out or any direction to take that will make it better. Although I know there are people around me I don’t feel I can call on any of them...