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The Antidote

I’m one of those people who exudes confidence even when taking on new experiences. Examples: playing basketball for the 1st time on a league at 40; starting a completely new business in a completely new industry in a completely new country.

How? Because, I try not to take myself too seriously while seeing the humor in situations. This tendency is why I’ve had such a diverse career and set of life experiences.

However this month, I ran against a wall. Why? Multi-factorial number of stressors with the end result led me trudging through my “To Do” list seeing barrier after barrier to accomplishing my goals. Along the way, I lost the fun, forgot the laughter, and felt isolated. I got STUCK.

5 human equitiesThe Antidote?
Practice what I preach… I looked at my 5 Human Equities:

  • My Brain
  • My Body
  • My Connections
  • My Purpose
  • My Success Ratio

They were out of FLOW. Moving forward with the YOUniqueRx, I was nailing my “Purpose”, framing my “Success Ratio”, and definitely leveraging the neuroscience of my “Brain”. However, for too long I had been ignoring my “Connections” and my “Body”. This built up enough anxiety to really FREAK ME OUT!

So, took a break and pushed back from my passion, YOUniqueRx, for a couple days – played basketball, went on walks with the dog, watched my children play sports and attended recitals, had a party, called friends and reached out to people with whom I’ve been wanting to network. Smiled, laughed, danced and sang! This morning I awoke, my ribs hurting from laughing all day; laugh lines adorning my face.

And to my surprise having stepped away and addressing all for my 5 Human Equities – I was back in flow; had renewed excitement with greater focus and clarity. Amazing what happens when I remember to take a dose of my own medicine!

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