I used to think that self-help books were just for people that had problems, like big problems. I thought alcoholics, people in abusive relationships, people who cry themselves to sleep every night, people who can't stand up for themselves, things like that. Boy was I WRONG!
At the end of May, I joined a group and got a mentor. The first part of this course was about personal development. I still had a bad image of this idea, but as I kept going through the course, I started to understand why. In order to help other people, I need to be the best version of myself possible. I need to be mentally strong, I need to understand myself, I need to be the best me possible. Now, during grad school and since then, I have grown a lot, learned a lot about myself, and am proud of the person I am today. However, I looking to start a business and I have NO IDEA what I am doing. So, instead of finding books about alcoholism, or narcotics, like I used to think all the self-help books are about, I found people who are entrepreneurs paving the way. What a better way to learn then to follow in the steps of people who have been there and done it?
Basically, self-help books don't need to be for super insecure people, or people struggling to the extent I thought before. It's for anyone, and everyone! What I have learned most in this group that I am in, is that I am NOT ALONE. The way I think is not wrong, it's not bad, it's not uncommon. Once a week, I think:
"How am I going to do this?"
"Why would anyone listen to me?"
"No-one has done this before, how do I get people to listen?"
"I'm not good enough."
"I don't have enough experience, maybe I should wait."
"This is hard."
I am NOT ALONE in thinking this way, and neither are you. My creating a business is hard. My weight-loss journey is hard. But, I am not alone. There are others out there like me. That is why I am writing this blog. Give some hope to people starting out. You aren't alone. We are all good enough, we CAN do this, it IS HARD. That's ok. It's mindset that matters.
I talked about habits last week. Habits are a form of mindset. We need to get the right mindset to be who we know we can be, who we deserve to be. Self-help books are what helps me be a better me, mentally. I recommend Joe Sincero's "You are a Badass" as a good starting point. I listened to the audio book, but she had humor with it and I was finding myself relating. Now I listen to podcasts. As I find more, I will share, but get started on improving your mentality, and the rest will start to come.
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My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my adventure creating an online Physical Therapy based practice. I will share resources and updates on the process I am doing in order to hopefully give others an idea of where to start in the future.