Have a seat. Today I want to talk to you about helping others, when things aren't going so well for you and of course, I'll start with something that happened to me.
Last year, I found out about an opportunity to audition for my dream job. I was so excited! I knew I had it in the bag! So I went in feeling super confident, and after the audition, in my mind, I thought I had done extremely well. But afterwards, the casting director didn't seem too happy. I smiled at her, asked her how it went, and she immediately told me that I was good, but she wanted someone a little different than me. She began to describe what she wanted: someone taller, someone blonder, someone who knew Connecticut well, someone who had great contacts in Connecticut, etc etc. After hearing this, I was super sad. I really thought I had this in the bag.
But as she mentioned everything she wanted, I started to think of my girlfriend, who was from the area, , who had more experience than me, who knew how to shoot/edit/write, produce, who had the look the casting agent wanted. And, although I was super sad because it didn't work for me, I immediately told her that since I wasn't the right fit, I would connect her to my girlfriend who I thought was perfect. Long story short, I called my girlfriend, she came in a few days later , and she got the job. I'd be lying to you girls if I told you, I wasn't sad. In fact, I was devastated. If you've been reading my site for a while you know that I've been trying to report for years and this job was lifestyle reporting which was exactly what I wanted to do. However, after helping her, I noticed so many great things began happening. A few days later, I got an email from CVS asking if I'd be their spokesperson. I booked a few segments etc. As I've looked back on my life, I noticed a pattern, every time something is going bad for me, and I still chose to help someone, amazing things end up happening later. It's like the universe is thanking me. Not sure what it is, but today's Therapy Thursdays is this: when things are going bad for you, don't stop helping people. In fact, try to help someone else. I really believe you'll see a reward later.