Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
All appointments are virtual.


If you suffer from an eating disorder now or have in the past, please email Joanna for a free telephone consultation.

So I have been offered an opportunity to teach a group of managers who manage Oregon state ran Developmental disability homes.  They have never had to their own HR stuff (hiring, firing, coaching, developing of staff).  For awhile I had talked myself out of it (wasn't given too much information), but this week I got more information and really had to ask myself why I was talking myself out of it.  I know it was a comfort things.  But "Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone." 

I have always said to my job mentor that I love teaching and helping managers.  Of course, I've always done that one on one, but if that truly is something I like to do, then why didn't I jump on board with this.  I realized that it's because this is my "goal", and it's totally fear of failure holding me back.  What if I suck at this, or I end of hating it?  Then I have find another goal and I have failed at the thing I've said would be perfect for me. 

But now my train of thought is that even if this isn't what I thought it would be, I won't know unless I try.  This is a 6 month project and I can return to my comfortable current job, so I really don't have anything to lose.  If I totally love it then I have gained so much!

It's kind of like a lesson I learned this summer when I went sky diving.  Fear could have kept me from going (and trust me it got close to winning), but I did it.  I will never do it again as the physical affects were too hard on me, but if I hadn't done it I would always wonder if I would like it.     

Thanks for the article Joanna!

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