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Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well

Just Rolling with It

August 20 · Issue #14 · View online
Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

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.

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,
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
Podcast of the Week
#65 - What You Choose to Become - with Derek Flanzraich - Reboot
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