Feb. 1, 2022

E197: Investing In Yourself | CPTSD and Trauma Healing Coach

In this episode, I've been thinking about this a lot over the last couple of days and recognizing how essential it is to be incredibly thoughtful about investing in myself. Investing your time, effort, and money in learning things such as...
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In this episode, I've been thinking about this a lot over the last couple of days and recognizing how essential it is to be incredibly thoughtful about investing in myself.

Investing your time, effort, and money in learning things such as goal-setting, how to manage your time, how to be more confident and less doubtful, how to take care of your health, how to focus and so can significantly improve your results in life.

As you continue down this journey, investing in yourself, learning, and growing will step further into trusting yourself; even though we are healing, I also believe that we will always be.

-Be Unbroken.

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Transcript

So I remember the very first time that somebody gave me a personal development book.

It was a New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, and it was my roommate’s girlfriend and this is like 2007-2008 something like that. And I probably did not read that and in fact at one point not gonna lie, you some pages of that book to start a fire, just saying. This is really weird thing happened with the other day, I was at Goodwill because I like to go book shopping there when I'm like, oh, I want a paperback, maybe I'll find something cool to sit and read.

Typically, I'm consuming books via audio, but on the occasion, like I want to read a paper back and so I'm in there, browsing around, doing my thing and there it is in front of me, a new Earth and I thought to myself, huh, that's kind of funny because I went with the intention of finding a book to read and then the book showed up.

Well, I've been thinking about this a lot over the last couple days and just having come back from another conference and recognizing how incredibly important is really probably more so ever than ever in my life, to be extremely thoughtful in how I'm investing in myself. And what I mean by that is I think it's really easy to get caught up in investing into a lot of different things and I mean time, effort, energy money, you know, the acronym TEAM we've talked about it. But recently and I'll share a story with you, I won't talk about it at too much death because I don't know what the future holds in this situation, but I invested with the company who turns out was the wrong choice for me dramatically and drastically so, and this came on and look, here's where the irony of being on healing journey comes in sometimes, I'm always teaching you and telling you follow your gut, trust your instincts, follow your gut.

And this one particular person and people that I met have this organization that I really enjoyed what they do or did and I thought to myself, I’m gonna invest with these guys, but as I was getting ready to do it for some reason, my gut was like do not do this and I got in my head and I thought to myself that no, no, no like, look, they got all these things and all this stuff and all this over here. And so I made the choice which has now come back to effectively have been the wrong decision because I did not trust myself and this is a rarity in my life. And so, with that have happened, it was such this incredible reminder, that in this journey, even though, and you've heard me say this before, even though we are healing, I also believe that we will always be.

Look, I want to be clear, I don't feel like I got like robbed or anything, but it did feel like I made a mistake that something that wasn't for me. I look at that on relationships, I look at that in friendships, I look at that in career and business and all the things and so inevitably of come to the conclusion that in this journey that we have we are going to make mistakes, that in this journey that we have we are going to put ourselves into positions around things that we wish we wouldn't have done.

And I think that the best way to mitigate that is to be willing to have those failures.

You know, John Maxwell talks about this idea of failing forward and that very much means like being willing to acknowledge and accept the truth of the reality that you're going to screw up and that you're going to make mistakes even in this journey even like for me as someone who's been in it for so long, I'm like, aw shit, did it again, right? But it also gives you the tool in the ability to sit with it and go, okay, wait a second, can I get deeper into trusting myself? Can I get deeper into listening, myself? Can I get deeper into honoring my truth in the moment, and not be pressured from external circumstances? And not let my head get in the way and only follow through, and what I believe is my truth.

So, as you're heading into, what's next in your life and investing in yourself, I want you to ask yourself this question before you make your decision.

Am I making this decision from my head or from my heart?

Because when you get in your head, and we've talked about it before, your brain is only there for survival; your brain only wants to help you do the thing you're trying to do it. I don't know that your brain is very trustworthy. When you look at Neuroscience, you go listen to episode with Philippe Douyon, that was incredible conversation. He really points to this, I got I don't know if I can trust my brain, but I can trust my heart, I can trust my gut and I can trust my intuition.

So ask yourself before you invest, whether it's the next book you read, the next date you go on, the next movie you go to, anything because ever like everything is an investment because everything is going to cost you time, effort, energy, your money, everything you ever do. Even listen to this right now, ask yourself is listening this right now the right investment for you.

Are you making the right choice and putting yourself in this moment? Because if you're not, (A) I want you to stop listening this and go and do the thing, you should do but (B) more importantly, we ask yourself that question, am I trusting myself to make the right choice for me because I'm operating from my truth? Not because my head's on the way and I'm trying to make meaning of everything, but because my heart, and my got, my intuition say this is the thing that I need to do.

And so hope, as you continue down this journey, of investing in yourself, of learning, of growing that you will step further into trusting yourself.

All right, my friends.

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And Until Next Time.

My friends, Be Unbroken.

-I'll see you.

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Michael is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, speaker, coach, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma.