Find Your Focus
We can have all the goals planned out to the T and God is like “nah, you have to follow my lead.” - Ciera
Sings *I don’t wanna be therapist no more*
Coming out of grad school, I had a very different idea of what direction I wanted to go in, but things didn’t work out that way. I realized that the traditional path of graduating, passing the national exam, receiving a license, and operating in private practice or within another organization, just might not be the route for me. Reality is, there’s a lot of things behind the scenes that aren’t taught in school, and that many people don’t discuss. The stress of prepping and passing the licensure exam, the bull shit salaries that companies offer, or the restrictions within the field due to ethics and guidelines that are to be followed, although they were not created for people who look like me.
I had to be 100% transparent and ask myself,” What is the overall goal and is there another way I can get there?”
Now, to be honest, it not always easy for me to be flexible with the SHIFTs that may occur in my life. Can you relate?
How many times have you wanted to give up after things didn’t work out the way you planned? How many times has one door closed, and you were just ready to throw in the towel because you didn’t know how to pivot? The reality is, operating in a strong faith is challenging. We can have all the goals planned out to the T and God is like “nah, you have to follow my lead.”
This is where you enter the season of Finding Your Focus. When all you hear and believe is what the world has told you to the be “right” way, you get caught in the cycle of only focusing on what is deemed acceptable versus finding your own way.
As I am helping myself, I want to help you to. Here’s 3 ways for you to begin to Find Your Focus:
1. Operate in an Authentic Space
When you find yourself following traditions that don’t necessarily allow you to operate as your authentic self, considering shifting. You want to make sure you have the space to be who you are while getting to the goal. Who you are as you are is ENOUGH, and somebody out there needs you just as you are today.
2. Define your Strength’s and Weakness (growth Areas)
You can’t find your focus if you don’t have a concept of who you are at the core. Being able to understand your strengths and weakness will allow you to become more self-aware of yourself which then helps you to create your life aesthetics. Refer to page 12 in the Your Life Aesthetics workbook which has a worksheet called UNDERSTANDING YOU. --- Click Here to Download it for Free
3. Understand the Power in Creating Your Life Aesthetics
The life you desire to live, is attainable. The goals that you have, are achievable. The things that you want, you deserve them, but you must understand your power, FIRST. Life is not to be lived according to other people’s standards. It is not about sitting around WAITING for shit to happen, it’s about making it happen. Creating Your Life Aesthetics means you are becoming whole, operating from a healing place, and walking in who you are at the core and who you have a desire to be.
The journey to finding your focus is NOT an easy one, and you will face challenges, but end the end its worth it all.
I’m right here on the journey with you. I am letting go of the traditional way therapy looks and how I can help people heal, all while being my dope authentic self. It’s time for me to understand and walk in my purpose of taking the conversation Beyond the White Couch™.
I want find your focus and discover your purpose.! Let’s take this journey together. Grab a copy of Your Life Aesthetics, and lets create the life you desire and deserve.