MASTER OF YOU
By: Jason Chaussee, Holistic Trauma Expert, a Certified-Master Transformational Coach and successful Spiritual Teacher
We’ve all heard that we are supposed to be well rounded individuals. Try new things. Be open minded. Jack of all trades, master of none. Diversity is key. Or is it?
Take a moment and ask yourself: the people who make it to the top of their game, the top of their field, do you think they got there by being well rounded? Or did they sacrifice some areas of their lives in order to pursue greatness in specific areas?
Think of a successful athlete. How many hours spent perfecting their craft? A professional chef specializes. They may make an amazing eclair and a lousy brisket.
So, stop trying to master everything. Stop trying to be perfect. Make the effort to do your best but don’t use your energy in ways that aren’t true to who you are. Heck, I don’t plan to take up needlepoint anytime soon, but grandma can knit as many doilies as she wants. It’s okay not to be good at everything.
Focus your energy on enhancing your strengths. What are you good at? What brings you joy? Put your energy there! Would you rather be mediocre at many things or fantastic at a few things?
Find what you love and pursue it with your whole heart. Stop listening to other people’s opinions about what they think you should do. Be true to you. Embrace your strengths.
Do you have a natural aptitude or skill in a particular area? Good with people? Organize ideas? Empathetic? It’s okay if your strength is unusual. It’s okay if your strength seems strange. Embrace it and use it!
And once you identify what you’re good at, find a way for it to bring joy to your life. If you can, bring joy to other people’s lives. And if you can figure out how to monetize it, then you have truly found the holy grail.
How can you monetize your passion? Maybe you like to help people so what careers might you explore? You could follow a traditional career path like doctor or lawyer. But don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Maybe you want to be involved in nonprofits.
Maybe your strength will lead you somewhere non-traditional. Maybe you need to be your own boss and create your own dream job.
But no matter what, be true to you. Find a career that brings you joy. If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day of your life. You get to wake up with an attitude of joy and enthusiasm. You get to tell yourself, “Look what I get to do today!”
If you don’t love what you do, then stop and reassess. Stop making yourself miserable. If you need help, seek it. There is no shame in pursuing happiness.
Get out of the mind jail you are trapped in that says, “I have to work so it doesn’t matter if I’m happy at work or not. A job is to be merely endured.”
If you’re going to do something 8 to 12 hours a day, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about! Use your gifts and talents.
WHAT’S NEXT AND HOW TO REACH OUT
This is all about discovery – uncovering the uniqueness of you and providing a space to step back.
I like to offer my clients a complimentary discovery session before joining my program.
This provides the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about my programs and my coaching philosophy.
To schedule your discovery session please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention “MASTERYOU11”.
Otherwise years will have gone by and you will have spent more time in the negative energy and have more of what you don’t desire and less of what you do desire.
About the Author:
Jason is an accomplished Holistic Trauma Expert, a Certified-Master Transformational Coach and successful Spiritual Teacher.
His teachings are based on extensive studies and his own life experiences. His special gift was received through a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), at the age of 2 ½ which resulted in a 25-day coma. Since awakening with seizures, Jason has experienced life differently.
Despite his physical limitation, he has been able to research and apply a full-body approach to his own healing. His spiritual teaching/energy work has transformed many lives, teaching individuals to find different ways to heal their own mind, body and soul. Most people who have had traumatic events are unsure how to thrive in life. The truth of trauma: to learn to understand it as a Special Gift to thrive WITH – not to die FROM.