The Truth of You Shall Set You Free
As many of you know, over the years, as I have experienced my own financial healing, I shared much of the process – and my progress. I’ve reached a whole new level, and I want to share the dynamic with you.
First, it was important to me to really learn how to recognize, release, and replace the emotions that informed the decisions that created my life stories. This was a long and arduous process, one that I came to appreciate and actually enjoy.
Around March of 2014, I sensed an internal shift and realized that I had finally reached the conclusion that it’s totally okay to be Joan Sotkin, which has not been an easy assignment in this lifetime.
Within three months, my income increased rapidly and significantly. I noticed that drawing in clients and other wonderful connections happened almost effortlessly.
Then, a few months ago, I started making guest appearances on other people’s podcasts and realized that there was a part of me that I was still hiding: my age.
Here’s the Truth!
At the end of this month, I’m going to be 74. I’m healthier and more active than I have ever been before, and don’t consider myself “elderly.”
Since most of the people I interact with on a business – and personal – level are 10, 20, or 30 or more years younger than I am, finding an age-appropriate role model has been difficult.
Then, about a month ago, I decided instead of trying to hide my age, I need to embrace that truth of me and consider how to leverage the advantages of age.
Suddenly, new doors and opportunities are opening as I realize that I have a lot to offer people 50 and over who want to – or know they have to – reinvent themselves.
There is no doubt about the fact that the job market is changing and that more and more boomers, many of whom haven’t saved enough for retirement, have to find a way to come to terms with who they are and the fact that they need to find a new way of being.
I also see, that at around age 50, emotional issues that have not been dealt with show themselves through uncomfortable life events and physical, emotional, and financial discomforts.
Who better to help them than someone like me who has figured out how to age gracefully, let go of old emotional issues, and continue to build a profitable business.
Once I realized this, and really internalized it, a weight was lifted, and suddenly I feel freer, more creative, and ready to conquer new and exciting challenges. Fortunately there are lots of 20 and 30-year-olds who are ready and willing to help me.
The moral of this story:
If you are struggling financially or are worried about what the future holds for you, perhaps it’s time to look at how you are trying to fit someone else’s definition of who you should be.
Once you let go of all of your self-doubts and negative selftalk, and once you honestly evaluate your knowledge and strengths and stop trying to be someone you’re not, doors will open for you too.
The truth of YOU shall set you free.