Just because you want to be in the public eye or make a lot of money doesn’t mean you’re undeserving of compassion, empathy and understanding.
It’s ok to want more success.
It’s ok to want to raise your profile; to want more people to know who you are.
And it’s ok to want that for no other reason than it’s what you want!
The stress of feeling guilty, embarrassed or ashamed of your own dreams and goals can be devastating.
A unique set of pressures arise when you move up the ladders of wealth and success.
Fear of not being liked; fear of getting it wrong; fear of blowing an opportunity.
Worries about ruining your reputation, saying the wrong thing, or making a fool of yourself.
Increasing paranoia, over-thinking, having trouble sleeping.
A sense of being different; being the new ‘kid’ in changing circles whilst trying to remain part of your old tribes.
A sense of disconnection; trying to keep everybody happy; extreme self-consciousness.
Throw a few of these together and you have a perfect breeding ground for anxious and unhelpful thoughts.
It doesn’t take long for things to spiral.
Suddenly you’re wondering if you’re going to have a panic attack because you’ve run out of milk and you don’t want to go outside.
You can’t sleep for reading online comments about yourself at 2am despite all the advice not to.
You’re on edge because you can’t stop thinking about something silly you said in an interview.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
By identifying and correcting imbalanced thought patterns we can restore mental and emotional wellbeing – so you not only enjoy the pursuit of your goals - you maximise your chances of achieving them.
(Partly because not sleeping, obsessing over details, and panic attacks are all distracting you from the success you really want.)