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I had no idea that working with clients would be the road on which I would walk right into a rather radical and tumultuous transformation of my inner self.
I always had a love/hate relationship with working with clients over the years.
Yes, I was good at helping people, but I resented the idea of being controlled and told what to do. And it seemed that no matter how good the situation was with a client when it started, it was only a matter of time until things turned south.
I developed the skills and ability to "get the money," but it was never enough once I had it.
Because of this...
I spent years being "under appreciated."
I spent years being "under paid."
I spent years waiting for the day when I would FINALLY be recognized for my contribution to my clients. (I waited a long time!)
Now if you don't already see a common thread here, let me point it out for you:
These items are all of the prerequisites for living your life in Victimhood 90210. Victimhood is a town where millions move in and very few ever choose to move out. It's crowded and it's angry. The system is setup to create this, so it takes a bit of effort to choose something else. Many people are never even made aware that's an option.
The system encourages the creation of victims because that is the most reliable way to get someone to give ALL of their power away.
Now in the interest of clarity, understand that being a victim, according to me, is a choice you make. It is a word used to describe a set of circumstances you experience.
In my life, I've adopted the understanding there are no exceptions to this rule. No matter what happens, the power is with you to make the choice about where you're going to live. You can choose Victimhood, or you can choose somewhere else.
So if you're going to be a victim, then know that's a role you are choosing to play.
Unfortunately, there is no power in this town. But as bleak as it might seem if you live there, your entire reality can be transformed in a BLINK if you simply choose to step beyond its city limits.
That is the price we all have to pay to truly begin to live.
We have to choose to step over the line ourselves and walk into a world where we take responsibility for the quality of our experience.