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He Followed His Heart

So a dear friend of mine, who also happened to be my student for a fair amount of time, found himself in a not so friendly position at work. Let's call him Rick…. Rick was minding his own business one day when he came to discover that his manager was over-charging customers who had received a slight discount because of some grievance. Basically the manager was padding the bills to make up for the money the company lost through extending a discount. One morning Rick brought this to my attention and I asked him this one question: “How do you feel about this? What does your heart tell you to do?" And he answered the question, “I feel like I need to do something, it's just not right.” He saw that the business that was being conducted by his manager was unethical and he didn’t want to keep his head down and mind his own business. Of course his ego, or thinking mind, began stacking up all of the evidence on what bad backlash that could happen to Rick if he took action. We discussed dismissing all those thoughts about what bad stuff could happen and instead center in on that feeling or encouragement within his heart. It takes courage to follow your heart and step into the fear. Well he did exactly that, and guess what happened? Yup, he got fired. The company tried to say he was being let go because of some BS reason, but my friend knew full well why he was being fired. So the the absolute worst thing happened to him because he followed his heart. Or did it? Within a matter of hours, this is what unfolded… He felt an immense release not having to work directly under an unethical manager. He felt so much better that he was free from working for an unethical company too. He got a severance package – so he was basically getting paid not to work. (and for a lot longer than he needed to get another job) Within a couple weeks four better job opportunities lined up for him – he could choose where he wanted to work! And I just spoke with him this past week and he shared some amazing news.


“Joe, get this… I’m being interviewed for my dream job tomorrow. It has even better pay and I get to travel, teaching others what I know all over the country! And I even get to make two international trips every year going to Dubai and Germany. I just can’t believe it.” It’s not always easy following your heart and standing up for what you believe in. Our thinking mind begins battering us with all of the possible negative outcomes which can be quite terrifying. It takes an elevated and healthy mindset to dismiss the fear and follow your heart. It's no easy task but the reward is immeasurable. We almost never know what lies around the bend or beyond the horizon. True faith is figuring out where that heartfelt encouragement comes from. I believe it comes from something beyond ourselves, somethings supreme and beautiful and good. And I believe that this “Something” would not guide us anywhere bad – it would lead us somewhere safe, somewhere better than where we are now. But it’s hard to follow that encouragement and step into the unknown because of fear. And in that moment we have to ask ourselves: “Is my faith bigger than my fear?” It takes courage to do what it takes and walk the path of faith. And no, we don’t know what’s going to happen – we’re not meant to. But from my personal experience, and that of Ricks and plenty other students, it always works our for the best. It’s not easy following your heart, but that encouragement is divine and will lead you all. the. way. home. I can teach you how to tap into your faith while dismissing those fear-based thoughts of the mind. It’s not an easy process – but it's probably one of the most rewarding things you can ever master in your entire life. If you’re interested in learning how be sure to check out how we can work together. Work with Joe I’m here if you have any questions and please know that I’m supremely grateful for you! Joe

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