Let’s start with a little exercise.
Imagine yourself 6 months from today. Where do you want to be?
Need an anchor point? You will be nearly 2 months into your New Year’s Resolutions.
What are you doing?
How are you feeling?
6 months ago, where was I?
I was just emerging from the Ohio winter time doldrums looking forward to spring.
Quarantine. Clinics cancelled.
Pollen season- interrupted.
But somehow amid this chaos and within 48 hours, I had started my own business AND found out I was offered a dream position at work, associate program director of our Allergy & Immunology Fellowship.
I didn’t feel ready. Imposter syndrome is REAL.
I was scared. This was WAY out of my comfort zone. I am not a sales person.
Was I healthy enough to take all of this on? It’s hard to trust your body when it starts betraying you.
I started living my values: choosing opportunities that allowed me to educate and build connection with others. I committed making purposeful decisions. I stopped choosing indecision. I leaned into the fear and discomfort.
6 months later:
2 new fellows are already a living, breathing part of our fellowship family.
We have an amazing pool of applicants to interview for our next incoming class.
I have a new revenue streams that are paying off my student debt. My team has grown to 13 of us.
The biggest surprises?
The communities I have been welcomed into with open arms and knowing I am doing something for the greater good is FEEDING MY SOUL.
Living your values can make ALL THE DIFFERENCE in your health- body, mind and soul.
Take the time, do the work, live your values, lean into the fear. I promise it is worth it.
Check out this article for some great tips: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carleysime/2019/01/25/please-get-to-know-your-values/#2e78eb0549d2