I don’t have to win all issues, neither do I need to find a solution to each matter: but, each issue and each matter has an exit, and what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger for the next to come.
I lived for a while abroad, in Spain. Everything was organized and labeled. It was tough for me, at the beginning, as a Lebanese, to adapt to the strict rules that managed Spanish society, from driving to working and as a freelancer. I understood the rules, and sometimes thought they were a little too exaggerated. But who is asking a society to be ideal, perfect and just?
When I decided to move back to Lebanon, Spain was suffering the worst crisis of its financial history and it wasn’t for me easy to find my way in this chaos of uncertainty, economic insecurity, etc.…
I remember the first day I waked up in Lebanon: I was happy, full of promises, hopes and energy to open my way through the Lebanese market again: I had my parents on my side, my friends etc.… Actually Lebanon is a country where you can find yourself a job if you have a good degree, and if you know how to brand yourself.
People around me were amazed to see how positive I was!
To make the story short: I knew how to brand myself, and employers invited me to join their teams and I joined.
Working in Lebanon is quite challenging: you need always to make sure the job description is the same as the job you are given. At a certain point, I needed to put my salary as a priority and forget about the rest, so I felt I lost the values and behaviors that govern my way of working across my tasks globally.
I left my last job and took a break. Meanwhile, I was following a Certificate Of Management in one of the most prestigious and expensive universities of Beirut. Besides, I decided to try Yoga and organise my inner me, to reconstruct the strong person full of decisions and happiness I used to be, even before starting my long trip to Spain. Fortunately, I found the right life coach to escort me on my way back to myself. Nancy Abdo, uses Yoga as one of the tools to empower her fellows… and I used her classes to get back to me: it was like a global personal marketing strategy I needed to elaborate before branding myself and getting public… In other words, before applying to the jobs and teams I am willing to join, I needed a full monitoring to scale my potentials.
Unexpectedly, my strengths were the 7 chakras I carried inside my body. To make the story short, I will go through them quickly:
- Root Chakra (feeling of security)
- Sacral Chakra (creativity)
- Solar Plexus Chakra (confidence)
- Heart Chakra (compassion)
- Throat Chakra (self expression and communication)
- Third Eye Chakra (visualisation and intuition)
- Crown Chakra (unity and peace)
After highlighting my potentials and strengths, my coach and I defined the weaknesses I faced, and analyzed the opportunities I was given, not forgetting the threats, and the “haters” I was going to cross while implementing my new social and professional life (personal SWOT analysis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
It is not easy to describe how her way of coaching benefited me organizing and rescheduling my priorities. What is sure is that it is still a daily basis work: you need to be consistent. No magic potion provided! Just consistency in finding how in each given situation I feel secure and accept what is happening, create an exit to issues, execute with confidence, avoid peers offense, communicate my decisions, focus on my mission as an unalterable value, and finally, feel the fulfillment of accomplishing and exiting the issue stronger and more prepared for the next stage.
It is the unique success story you will ever hear… in different versions. Write yours… & IT IS ALL WHAT IT TAKES. Believe me. It all started with a yoga class… my life is still full of ups and down… isn’t it what life is about? But, dealing with it from a holistic point of view manages the pros and cons of the situation, and makes me stronger.
Don’t you agree that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? I you believe and abide by the method I described above, than you share with me this statement. I don’t have to win all issues, neither do I need to find a solution to each matter: but, each issue and each matter has an exit, and what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger for the next to come.
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