How gratitude helped me getting started in business

Years ago I had a dream.

I wanted to have my own therapy practice. I was so burned out from my job. The company was being reorganised and all my colleagues were grumpy and agitated. It was a very toxic environment to be in for me.

My prayer to all the angels at the time was: ’Please, if I have learned all my lessons in this job and communicating with these people, please show me a way out.’

And a way out I got. It turned out, they didn’t need me anymore, so they offered me some money and an education, so I could persue my dream.

I felt I was very lucky. But at the same time, it is the scariest thing in the world. I wasn’t going to apply for any job anymore, I was going to earn my own living. So moneywise it is very insecure. There is no salary at the end of the month and when I don’t work, there is no money. And I had small children and my husband worked part-time as well.

But then I started practising gratitude. When I felt so insecure and I saw that I hadn’t booked any sessions for the next week, I was grateful for:

  • the sessions I did have and I so enjoyed,
  • the food I had in my refrigerator. I had something to eat that day,
  • the roof over my head,
  • the warm bed I could sleep in every night,
  • that we were all healthy,
  • the fact that we didn’t have a lot of money, but we had each other,
  • I didn’t have to go to my officejob and face those dreaded colleagues.

So, being grateful helped me through difficult times in the beginning. Practising gratitude multiplies. My therapy practice is now vibrant and full. And I am so grateful for that.

I wish everybody lots of love, light and happiness this Christmas and a very happy new year!

Pepine

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