Today was one of those wondrous days that show up on occasion where everything just seems to flow. I started my day giving an 8-minute overview of my life and my career to a networking group I cannot recommend too highly The Networking Group out of NYC but which, due to the gifts of Covid, is now national where I get to meet and befriend folks from all over the country. It’s such a great experience calling folks you admire to know you even further. 

From there, it was meetings with clients and with folks I am going to do research with using the methodology I created within the realm of Energy Medicine. We will be working with PTSD supporting folks who have been sex-trafficked as well as our Vets. Can you imagine the gift of supporting each group?  We are also making it into a documentary to educate and show the possibilities to support so many more. 

There are days that we are just “on.” Thank God for those days. Every one of us has the opposite kind of day as well when nothing seems to go right, clients cancel, and potential clients fall through. Family, or friends, are having a difficult time, and then you have to make a choice to be in a good place, to remember gratitude, rather than simply having it pour out of you instinctively. 

The balance, the yin/yang, makes the good days so much better and the other days so much easier to bring back into perspective. We know they are just days, not our life, or even our year, just days…   

In sharing the Leadership Self-Assessment Tool that I had created during today’s presentation, (click here to get it) there was the memory of creating it with delight, yet wondering if it would be valued, how I would promote it, and if it would support me in supporting my clients.  It was almost like each of my books. We all create things for others to enjoy, to grow from, and yet wonder if they will. 

Those are the moments when we really have the need to breathe, trust, and go forward anyway. By focusing on the joy of the creation we get to make it a good day. If we choose to focus on the fear of invisibility or even create stories around its horrific failure and our immense embarrassment, we can end up having far more than a bad day.    

Amazingly, every single day we get to make that choice. We get to have a great day, yet the potential clients are perhaps all taking a day to focus on other things, perhaps tomorrow they will think of us and call. Or we have the choice to go where we are in the wrong profession, our market has dwindled, we’ve lost the touch, we’ll die of starvation, and so it goes… 

The stories, the perspectives, and the choices we make are shockingly powerful. They define our experience, our approach to the day, the event, or even our lives. Notice the stories you tell yourself on both the good and the not-so-good days. Notice that either way, it is all about the stories we tell ourselves. 

In my opening paragraph, perhaps they were all bored and simply being nice. Perhaps they were actually reading an article during my presentation and didn’t even hear it – or – perhaps they really did enjoy it and the follow-up joy, laughter, comments, and reaching out were because I did a great job – not perfect – far from it – I spoke too fast and gave too much info- BUT perhaps it was just what they wanted and enjoyed – I’m going with that story…


About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.