dies. Not every man really lives." -- Braveheart
Couldn't have said it better myself!
And doesn't that one statement just make you want to shake things
up in your life? I am challenging you today to make your lives
extraordinary. Don't wait. The time is now.
What is an extraordinary life? Well, it is pretty
much different things to different people, but I'll be happy to
share a few ideas - you know I always do! An extraordinary life
would be one that is filled with the things that inspire you and
make life worth living. It would be a life where you have purpose
and that purpose gives you joy. It would satisfy a need that you
have to make an impact on the world. It would be a life where your
work supports your dreams and doesn't require you to sacrifice them
in exchange for a paycheck.
I have an example from my own life. About two years ago I was
ready to shake up my world a bit and being in this learning
environment, I wanted to learn. It happened that one day, one of my
massage students stopped by to inquire about the Hypnotherapy
Certification that National offers through our Postgraduate
Department. Since I didn't know much about it, we took a trip to
Dr. Jonathan Soltys' office to learn more about it. That woman and
that visit changed my life. As I read about the certification I
became very interested in it and thought that maybe this would be
perfect for me to study and would even open up a new career path
for me - and it was right under my nose!
My next visit was with Dr. Ezra Cohen, who had taken the
certification. I wanted to be sure that the material presented
would be at a level that I could understand since I'm not a doctor.
He thought that I would do fine.
In the past, such a monumental
decision in my life would have taken much pondering. I would have
lost some sleep, doubted my ability to succeed, worried about the
investment in time and money, and driven myself and those around me
absolutely crazy. But at this point in my life, things were
different. I have lived long enough to know that if you're longing
for a change and you put it out there and the answer is delivered
to you in person, you don't ask questions. You offer up a big fat
"thank you" and jump in!
And so I completed the Hypnotherapy
Certification, have started a business, and see clients at a local
chiropractor's office. The doctor and his massage therapist are
both National graduates and I feel very lucky to be associated with
them. It is incredibly rewarding work and I feel that I get so much
more from my clients than I give. Laura, the MT in the office says
the same thing about her massage sessions. When you're in a field
of service and it's what you're meant to do, the satisfaction warms
you to your soul.
To those of you reading this who are
at a crossroads in your life and are thinking about school - don't
wait, don't doubt, don't settle - be the author of your own story.
Give yourself a push if you need it or call on a significant other,
a close friend or a trusted colleague to help you make that leap.
People close to you will be the first to encourage you and hold
your hand as you venture out into the unknown. I know it's scary
but it's also exhilarating to be on a new adventure and creating a
whole new opportunity that will open up doors for you that you
never dreamt possible.
explore National and the many possibilities here - investigate, ask
questions, visit campus, and talk to some of our students who have
already made the plunge. Then you can offer up a big fat "thank
you" and jump in!