So why say anything after the event?
To be quite honest – I was a bit nervous about originally sharing this story (in July 2015). When we are self-employed our business is US!
I’m telling you now because…
I believe the more mentally flexible we are in life, the easier it is to ‘roll with the punches’ that life has for us at times.
It dawned on me, many years ago, that we may not be as much in control of our life as we’d like to believe… even in business.
What we ARE in control of is how we view, and approach, the issues we experience. I believe we’re here to learn, and to make the most of every experience – even the ones we’d prefer to not experience.
As I encourage all my clients… we need to be OARSum and Live Above the Line at all times!
A business friend and I were discussing how weird it is that, just when you think things are going great with your business, life can side-swipe us and knock us off our perch… and how important it is to have (at least one) person who loves, understands, can support us, and tell us that ‘it IS all ok’.
This experience has given me a far greater understanding of what happens when we have to face up to a situation that makes us feel extremely vulnerable mentally, as well as physically.
We rarely, if ever, have the knowledge of what’s going to come out of left-field and so, the more easily we can flow, flex, and view life from a different perspective, the more comfortable we usually find we are.
The wonderful thing is that what we see, when we look back at how our life changes, we realise that ‘it’ HAD to happen in order to get us either back on track, or to move us in a completely different direction! And, with my changes, I… FEEL… FABULOUS!