Here's One Way Therapy's Helped My Career - Just Rolling with It Weekly (copy)

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August 20 - Issue #14

Just Rolling with It

Mindful Wellness for Entrepreneurs

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well ourselves and making space for what matters in a well balanced life.

Hi,
I see a therapist once a week. I’ve been doing this for almost four years now. 
Here’s my old view of therapy -
Who, me? I don’t need to see a therapist. There’s nothing WRONG with me!
Today I talk about going to therapy openly, freely and without shame. My therapist’s become an essential resource on this Just Rolling with It journey.
I still don’t “get” how the process works. I’m convinced it does though!
A concrete example’s emerged. I thought it would be beneficial to share it with you.
I started exploring blockchain technologies about a year ago. My therapist asked me about it during a session. My response was filled with excitement and optimism.
Then she asked me about the other work I was doing at the time. That response wasn’t filled with the same emotions.
Before Just Rolling with It, I would have ignored this contrast. I used to think work had to make me miserable, after all.
That therapy session happened about the same time I reset my expectations about work and happiness. I was starting to believe the work I do could make me happy.
Happiness and work didn’t have to be separate things anymore.
Last week I attended the Ethereum Name Service Workshop. If you don’t know, Ethereum is a blockchain technology. I’m starting to do more and more work in the blockchain space.
This work is making me feel happy. That moment in therapy, where I realized my enthusiasm for blockchain work, played a big part in this evolution.
This is one concrete example I give when people ask me why I go to therapy. I feel grateful for it.
What are your views on therapy? Do you see going as a sign of weakness or strength? Drop me a line by replying to this email, if you’re comfortable sharing them!
Catch you next week,
Chris
Image of the Week
Feeling Grateful for a Beach Day with the Family in Brooklyn and Queens
Current Reading List
The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion (The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma #2) by Chögyam Trungpa
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte
Music of the Week
CLASSIC! STONE LOVE 1990 FEAT. DENNIS BROWN, SANCHEZ, COCO TEA, SINGING MELODY & TRISTAN PALMER by soundtape.com
Podcast of the Week
#65 - What You Choose to Become - with Derek Flanzraich - Reboot
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