I’m pleased to present Jennifer de Azevedo Suttner as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!
Jennifer has been a classic over-achiever with this Mindset Mastery program – the instruction for the Midterm was to pick something inconsequential to achieve, but she picked something which seemed anything BUT inconsequential. So, just don’t get any ideas that your midterm has to be as significant as hers… in fact, I almost made her re-do the assignment because she picked too big of a goal. Anyway, we went back and forth about it when she applied for graduation, and I finally decided to let it slide 😉
Enjoy the recap, in her words:
My Midterm Experience
I have been on an anxiety medicine for the past 8 years. I’ve tried to wean myself from this medicine a few times, but it’s quite a process. It’s like coming off an addiction… headaches, nausea, etc. I once had my doctor say she’d tried to get off the same medicine and it was so horrible she decided she’d just stay on it forever! This was unacceptable to me, but I hadn’t been successful. I decided I was going to be able to get off this medicine and feel fine while doing it. I spent time imagining tiny particles of this medicine emptying from a place in my mind into my blood stream, urine, sweat as I worked out, etc. I drank tons of fluids and pictured it flushing everything from my system while feeling good and productive and happy and clear. Every time I would start to feel a headache or nausea… I’d quickly imagine everything leaving my body. I would start to feel better and the discomfort would completely go away or at least become small and insignificant. I am STUNNED how this has worked considering I’ve tried to stop taking it before so many times and not been able to.
(WARNING to my readers – please do NOT stop taking medicine without your doctor’s supervision)
Work from Thin Air
I was supposed to be headed to Phoenix a couple weeks ago to attend a Genius Bootcamp. Everything was set except I didn’t have the gas money to get there. I just kept seeing myself at the bootcamp and did my best to not entertain any doubts. A week before I was to be there an old friend of mine posted on Facebook they were looking for an SEO specialist. Another old friend (that I’m totally surprised knew anything about what I’ve done professionally) tagged me in the post. Long story short…I got some freelance work that paid me the day before I drove to Phoenix. Coincidence? I think not. I think we have way more power than we allow ourselves to believe. It was a total confirmation to me of how things come together when you think right.
Finishing the Course
I have been looking for work a good part of 2018. I’ve never had trouble getting work before, but this year has definitely been a struggle. I can now see, however, how that trial has been a part of the answer I’ve been looking for. I have been a single mom for about 8 years. Since then, I have been on my own to pay the costs of raising three boys. I felt guilty for going from being at home for my boys to being a working-away-from-home-mom (often putting in 65 hours a week).
In my life, I felt the most fulfilled and happy when I was able to be present for my kids, be in the kitchen, spend time in the garden, and create a cozy, fun environment for my family. For years I have tried to think of a way I could provide for us while still doing what made me feel happy and fulfilled and good about myself. Last year I really started practicing the art of creating my life and meditating/praying and believing in something more than what everyone said was possible. Amazing things happened… followed by some not-so-amazing things (Hence the job search). But, the job search is what led me to questions, that led me to Leslie Householder’s work, that has led to many other answers to my dilemmas (including work that will allow me to provide and be home for my family). For the first time in a while, I am really excited about what happens next. I am so grateful…
Congratulations, Jennifer! You’ve done an amazing job!
And I will add, that because Jennifer came along, MY books are finally available on Audible.
Don’t see the connection?
Well, it just goes to show that what you want, wants you. During my interaction with her, we discovered that she knew how to help us get past the Audible hurdles that have been in our way since 2014. Thanks to Jennifer and her Dad, Jackrabbit Factor is finally available HERE, Hidden Treasures is finally available HERE, and Portal to Genius is coming soon. Thanks SO MUCH, Jennifer (and Ric)!
What’s YOUR story going to be?
I want to see YOU graduate, too! Learn more about the Mindset Mastery program HERE.
The 12-week Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the 8-week Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse. The Fundamentals Ecourse is a powerful exploration of the principles that govern success, and takes an introductory approach for effective goal setting. By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of the principles and the *achievement* of your goals. It is full of interesting assignments that take you step-by-step through two experimental goals, challenging your thought processes, helping you experience success, and setting up a pattern in your thinking that you will be able to utilize over and over for effectiveness with all of your future goals. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more about the difference HERE.
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