From Mental Torture to Mental Freedom
After 20 years working in media and marketing, having a (seemingly) perfect life from the outside-in, I was dying inside. Having the wealth and possessions just made the feelings I had inside even worse, as I apparently had everything I needed to feel happy. The result was years of depression, anxiety and stress, culminating in my OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and referrals to psychiatric, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and medication.
Yet none of this helped and the pot of my emotions was boiling over into my ‘perfect world’. Just when I thought all hope was lost, a miracle appeared. I came across an understanding of how the human mind works (from the inside to out) which, although so simple, proved to not only recalibrate me back to my own innate health, but in turn has helped point thousands of others back to theirs.
With zero counselling or psychological training, I have been able to work with individuals who have been written off by the mental health profession and bring them back to their own wellbeing.
As a result of this, I now take my understanding of the Three Principles into businesses where it filters down into the populous and the ripple effects spread even further.
I still have compulsive thoughts, but I now know I don’t have to pay attention to them anymore. And when I do feel anxious or negative, I am OK with the feelings, as I know they too shall pass.
This is nothing to do with ‘being positive’, it is everything to do with being okay with whatever there is in the moment. As a result of my work, I now run One Mind, a support network for Entrepreneurs, business owners, the self-employed and anyone else who works alone (including Mums), host a podcast called Rethink Everything, have spoken at TEDx, write best-selling books on entrepreneurship and thought, have been on the BBC and even shared a stage with Steve Wozniak and Michael E Gerber.
This is why I am so passionate about entrepreneurship and mental health and I am fighting your corner to take your passion out into the world to help you make your ‘Dent in the Universe’.
If you want someone alongside you who believes in you, knows what it’s like to feel lost, but also knows how to get you back on track, reach out and let’s talk.