Over the last few weeks I've been using my free time in the car to listen to education sales CD's to help sharpen my game. I use to save this for my trips to see Eric, but since that didn't happen this time and I'm in the car at least 20 minutes a day I can get through a series in a few weeks. I learn a lot and it keeps me in a good frame of mind.
An interesting story on my present series talked about how when you move from one level in your life and move to a higher one ie. better job, more money, etc. It will make you uncomfortable until you get use to it. Depending on how big the change will dictate how much discomfort you will experience. The author's story was about a twenty something farmer who became a sales person. He was making 2 sales a week and making $2000 commission for the sales. After making the second sale he would go home, draw all the curtains and crawl into a fetal position in his bed. Getting that much money was too much for him.
In the last 2 months I've gotten the office busier and I've made more money. Great. However like I learned from this CD if you are not use to the extra money you will get rid of it in some shape or form. I spent it on upgrades for the office, some DVD's for me, and dinners out with the Comic. Now I look at all the money I earned and wonder where it went. Lesson learned on that area.
The second area is I can get pessimistic when the office doesn't respond the way I want it to. The Comic is good in helping me see all the positive stuff so I can build myself back up. I have to admit she did a really good job last night. Since then I've been torturing myself with every single bill and debt I owe. Nothing has changed in the last 24 hours. I'm just having a hard time getting comfortable in a better place.
I remember when I didn't have all that chaos in my life after divorce. It felt so strange and I was almost looking for stuff to be back in that pressure just because I was use to it. The mind is a strange thing, but I do tell my patients that anything done for 2 weeks the body starts to believe is normal.
"The only person who likes change is the one with the wet diaper."