3 Secrets to Overcoming Frustrations
As a social worker specializing in bringing out the best in people, while at the same time working on my own health issues, self-awareness and spiritual development, I have spent more than half of my life coming to understand the many things we as human-beings do to get in our own way and make life harder than it needs to be.
Things such as allowing an emotion, like frustration to create a pattern that sticks you in a groove which brings down your vibrational frequency and takes you out of your power.
Years ago, when I was a new grad from high school I got hired as a stenographer for a large bank. I was so excited I was bouncing off the walls – I didn't even know what a stenographer was, but I didn't care…if it meant I got to work with money I was in.
Of course, as you might already know, a stenographer is basically a fancy name for secretary, so although I was in a bank, this particular job didn’t set me up to work with money, but rather with a typewriter, telephone and filing cabinets. I didn’t even get a computer back then!
My training was okay, but too short in my opinion and before I knew it I was assigned as the only secretary to my very own bank branch. Talk about intimidating! As a nearly 18 year old, I felt totally out of my element.
To top it off, the girl I was replacing was leaving the bank forever, which is code for "I really don't care what kind of a mess I leave this place in." She left a mound of typing that was due yesterday, a filing basket that was overflowing and a steno looking much like a deer caught in the headlights of a car!
For the first few months I allowed my frustrations to take over. I was frustrated at the girl who left and the mess she left me in…surely they didn't expect me to clean up her mess?!
I was frustrated with clients who would come to me to get into their safety deposit box and want to CHAT – I didn’t have time to CHAT, I had typing to do, phones to answer, papers to file… and I was frustrated with my branch manager who expected me to just pick up where the other girl had left off and understand what all the confusing loan, mortgage and other forms were all about. No matter what I did things just kept piling on and the more frustrated I became the worse things got.
Listen to the podcast to hear the rest of my frustrating story and learn my 3 secrets to working past them.