366. Recondition Your Mind to Expect What You Want
After experimenting with a variety of jobs and living in different parts of the world, Nicole decided to focus on helping children that were getting in trouble. “I understand angry kids because I was one, too.” But working in the bureaucracies, which run programs for troubled youth, left her disillusioned and frustrated. She felt she had no choice but to quit her current government job. “I didn’t know where to start next, but I knew I would figure it out.”
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How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Like many entrepreneurs and independent people, Nicole experimented and explored a wide range of career options. “I bee-bopped around, doing lots of little jobs, including bars and restaurants. I lived overseas. I taught English, which morphed into corporate training, where I was teaching English for international communication. I worked in a charter school as an administrator, as a coach in my own practice. I did massage therapy. I think some of us are born with a different energy. Many times, we’re called entrepreneurs. Often, we don’t fit well in institutions or large organizations.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
After several attempts to work within the justice system in positions working with youth and adults, Nicole finally realized, “It just wasn’t the right fit for me. I asked myself, ‘Why am I here? How did I get so far off my path? I’m not doing anything that feels good, not doing anything that’s contributing to the world or making anything better, it’s only contributing to toxicity.’ I just decided I didn’t want to do it anymore, so I quit my job. I knew I wanted to get back into coaching and building a business again after not having a business for nine years. I didn’t know where to start, but I knew I would figure it out. That’s what I did.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“I think people expect life to be hard, for there to be a struggle. Unless we recondition our minds to know that’s not true, we just continue to believe it is true. If you are expecting to have problems, you are going to have problems. If you are expecting to have a good day, you’re going to have a good day, even when those natural challenges come up. If you feel like you’re not living your dreams, you can start changing your mind about that immediately, right now, this very second. Start expecting what you want. Stop expecting what you don’t want. The more you practice it, the more you will see that result.”
Steps to Success from Nicole Holland
1.Really know the answer to the question, “What do I really want?”
2. Think back to what you wanted to do and be when you were a child and recall how that made you feel. Tap into that and you will find your sweet spot.
3. Recognize that you are free to do what you love. There is no one to answer to. Yes, there are consequences to your actions, but freedom comes from doing what you love.
4. Look for ways to have a positive impact, to leave the world a better place than you found it.
On Her Bookshelf
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
Top Tools on Her Browser
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