Do You Live Your Life in Fear?
by Angela Brooks
For 20 years I followed the policies, worked every day I was scheduled, missed friends and family’s funerals and special occasions. I did not stir up any dust unless it was necessary. I grumbled about going to work every shift I had to spend under the stress of someone’s direction that did not care if I missed important things in my life. I became bitter, angry and wanted out. I wanted out of the job I was in, I wanted out of nursing. Working in a job you no longer enjoy begins to show up on the outside. The frustrating part was I enjoyed working with my patients – and they taught me so much over time. Many of them captured my heart which kept me going.
I was living in fear.
Fear of documentation worded wrong, fear of giving someone the wrong medication and causing them harm then dealing with the punishment that would follow from administration, fear of needing or wanting time off and not able to have the time even though I had 3-4 months of paid vacation saved and available. Fear of getting sick and needing to call out of work and once better returning to work to deal with being written up for missing work even though I had a two year stretch of perfect attendance.
I lived in fear and I made a decision to live my life fearlessly for one year to see what would happen. I took risks I wouldn’t have normally taken, and I committed to doing at least one thing every day to follow my dream and to move my product forward. My head was down and I went to work. In that year, I traveled to places by myself I never had done before, I met people I could not have met had I not took the risk to attend training events; I wrote a book about my years as a nurse and became a published author.
I became a leader in my business that is changing people’s lives and their health – sharing with other people just like myself who wanted out but lived in fear. Fear of failure, what people would think and the things that people would say. I stood so far out of my own comfort zone at the end of that year – I felt like a stranger when I called my own name.
All those days were not fun and full of excitement; I have had days I was exhausted and had to step back to take a day off . I wanted to shut the computer off and just not work. Then I would get an email, tweet or facebook message that gave me courage because I had given them courage. Emails like this one:
“Thanks Angela. I must tell you that I’m so impressed with what you’ve done with your business. I’ve been with my other company for a long time, but never got any support or direction as to what to do, other than call every person in the world that you’ve ever met and tell them about my company (BLAH!). I’m like you, that type of marketing doesn’t work for me. I prefer on-line marketing via a website. I really like that Young Living lets you talk about the products directly and provides you with a lot of resources. While I love the my other companies products, selling their product is not very easy.”
If you have the smallest dream or desire then I am talking to you. I dare you to join our team and live risky for one year giving it all you have and see what your life would look like. We have private groups and training centers that guide you along the way. Life is too short to not love what you do every day. Come on click the link and do it now.