Posted On: 2005-11-30
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Hi, this is Joan, and this is episode 18 of The Prosperity Show. Thanks for stopping by. Our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can download a lot of free information about how to improve your relationship with money and yourself. If you have questions you can always call me at 206-888-HELP, that's 206-888-4357. Or you can write to me at Joan@theprosperityshow. Today what we're going to do is something all different. I'm going to play a little clip of someone who asked me a question, and then we're going to kind of look at it and it's going to help bring some of the stuff we've talked to up until now, together. So here's a little clip from Marshall.
"Hi, Joan. This is Marshall. So here's my question for you. I've been a nurse for 14 years and there's parts of nursing that I love, that's my passion. And then there's a big part of nursing that I keep struggling with, and I don't know how to get out of this pattern of feeling like I hate my job. And I would like to explore, have you explore what's that about? I know I can go further. How do you get out of that kind of a stuck pattern?"
In this little 30 seconds, Marshall told us a lot about himself. And let's take a look at what he said, and what's really going on. And what he said was that there are parts of what he does that he loves, and parts that he struggles with, and he has this feeling that he hates his job, and how can he get out of this stuck pattern? Well first thing to realize is that wherever you are, whatever you're doing is perfect for who you are at this moment in time. The job that you have, the family that you have, the people that are in your life, none of this just fell out of the sky for no reason at all. It's what you've drawn in to your life with your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. And once you say "why did I create this, why do I need this," then you can find a different kind of answer rather than just feeling like the victim of life's circumstances. And why you need something is always to act out a set of feelings that are hidden deep within you and are seeking expression. And because they haven't found any other way to express themselves, they express themselves through your life stories. So there's obviously parts of Marshall's life that he likes, and other parts that he doesn't like, and since his life is an expression and an extension of what's going on inside of him, then I have to figure that there's parts of Marshall that he really likes, and parts of Marshall that he really doesn't like, and wish he could change, but feel stuck. Now as soon as you use the word "stuck," that's when you start looking at the identity factor. Now I'd like to remind you that I talked about...