Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

Two short stories

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Part 1 — We had Cancer

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We didn’t both…Wait, oh, I get it. We did. Wait, did we?

My husband shared his diagnosis, over the phone, less than a month after our honeymoon. I was in New York on business, listening to Susie Essman, of Curb Your Enthusiasm, deliver a private stand-up routine when he called. Everything changed in that moment.

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Part 2— My Ego Made Me Do It

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Thank God, I didn’t…Wait…Did I do that too?

My neck hairs stood up, and the phrase kept looping in my head.

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It won’t feel like you are choosing the safe or easy route until you’ve already rationalized the decision.

You’ve got to push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Choosing the hard thing isn’t just about pushing yourself; it’s staying the course to your highest purpose. It’s finding what you’re meant for, instead of settling. And settling doesn’t necessarily mean a sub-par choice — sometimes it’s an amazing choice — just not the right one for you. So decide, maximize the opportunity, but know when to move on.

Part 3 — Homework

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Life coach for women. Writer for 29 publications. Happiness, success, productivity, balance, leadership, inspiration. Follow me on Instagram @coachformoms.

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