- My debt was piled high.
- I wanted to breakthrough 'once and for all' to make six-figures.
- I lived in constant overdrive to 'get ahead.'
When Reality Bites, It's Decision Time
It was almost time for me to be wheeled into the surgery room and the surgeon came to see if I had any questions. He got into the details of what was going to happen and my heart started pounding! I had a tumor in the palm of my right hand and he was going to make a larger incision than originally planned, so that he could "explore." He also said that it was going to take four months for me to get back to normal. What?! This was certainly not what the other doctor told me! She'd said it was going to be relatively minor and I could be back to work the next day typing away (which was not the reality!). My nerves skyrocketed. That meant no working out at the gym. That meant I couldn't do most everything I do during the workday when I'm not teaching a class or on a client call. And since I'm right-handed, I couldn't write, cook, or change a diaper. I wouldn't be able to do most anything I'm used to doing with my arms! But it didn't end there. The surgeon also told me there was a very good chance that the tumor would come back. I went home sulking and scared, with my fingers feeling like they'd been stuck in a light socket. I knew I needed to shift my mindset or I was going to be in deep trouble. So I decided to do the same thing I did when I had elbow surgery and the doctor had told me that I would probably have to have a second surgery to gain back my full range of motion. It was also the same thing I did when ...