The Evolution of Emotional Freedom – A True Story
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1. The Inside Track
Contrary to popular belief, the best attorneys aren’t always bulldogs.
Bulldog attorneys tend to create conflict where there shouldn’t be any. Bulldog attorneys are often bullheaded and won’t listen to reason. Bulldog attorneys generate more attorney’s fees than anyone should have to spend on any given case.
There is a difference between a bulldog attorney and a good, assertive attorney.
An assertive attorney will still stand up for your rights. An assertive attorney has got your back. An assertive attorney listens to you and wants to understand your family’s underlying needs. An assertive attorney is reasonable and wants the best thing FOR YOU.
When making a decision about which type of attorney to hire, consider the qualities of a bulldog carefully before you go and hire one! It could make all the difference in your family’s future.
2. The Evolution of Emotional Freedom: A True Story
Anna Hetrick was born and raised in a small copper mining town in Arizona. She was married for over 30 years, has two kids and has four grandchildren. Later in her marriage, Anna started struggling “within” because she wasn’t feeling connected with her husband. Because of the frequent physical separation in the marriage and alcoholism, Anna came to a point where she had to make a decision about what to do with her life because she just wasn’t happy.
Anna began asking herself “What am I supposed to be doing in my life?” She started thinking about what “it” would be like if she were to be fully expressed. This caused her to start reflecting on what she enjoyed and what would truly make her happy.
On a quest to find out, Anna went back to the basics — those things she liked to do. She re-discovered running, painting, reading and doing things that brought her joy. “The Purpose Driven Life” was also very inspiring to Anna, as well.
Throughout all of this, Anna trusted God had taken her every place she had been in her life for a reason. For Anna, the things that continue to help her trust on a daily basis are having “Coffee with God” every morning, music, and being present in every moment. Anna believes that if you are in the moment, you will hear the answers you seek.
Anna has no regrets about her life, her marriage, her kids or anything. In the case of her marriage, she feels like she did everything she could to save it. Anna believes all of her experiences in life (even her teenage rebelliousness) have allowed her to become the person she was meant to become.
Anna’s decision to divorce was huge. It took a lot of reflection and a few counselors. Much of the reason Anna didn’t want a divorce was because of her Catholic faith.
The conclusion Anna finally reached was that this decision came down to her own relationship with God. Anna feels that God is a loving God who wants each of us to be happy. She didn’t feel as though she needed to continue holding onto something that no longer made her happy.
Anna believes that to be the best person you can, you have to be complete with yourself. Anna recommends staying positive and focusing on your purpose every day whether it is just talking with a friend or with your child. You are responsible for creating your own life.
People create chaos by their choices. We each have to choose want we want. What that meant for Anna was choosing peace.
When Anna was living in South Africa, she saw all the help the young children needed. She wanted to help, but there was so much that needed to be done, it felt overwhelming. As a result, Anna chose one thing she could do; helping children with getting school uniforms.
In doing this, she found her true passion. She believes when a person finds his or her purpose, they become unstoppable even in the face of challenge. Even when obstacles came up for her, Anna kept moving forward.
As of the end of 2013, Anna’s passion became a non-profit organization to help South African children. She believes she (we) can make a difference one child at a time.
Re Bokamoso (the name of the organization) means “We are the future” in one of the South African native languages.
For anyone that wants to help contribute towards a uniform for a South African child, you can go to www.rebokamoso.com. Anyone is welcome to join a committee or a group for the organization, as well. Eventually, Anna will take this organization to help children on almost every continent.
Also, be on the lookout for Anna’s new children’s book, “Brody the Burmese Dog.” The book will be released within the next 3 months and touches on adoption, hardship, handicap, and world geography.
You can reach Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org and www.rebokamoso.com.
Good luck Anna! I love you.
3. Thoughts From the Life Coach
You are not your mistakes. It doesn’t matter what you did in your past. All that matters is who you are right now.