Self-employed mindset

September 22, 2016

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

Meet Katy

People with the employee mindset are living for Friday and dreading Monday.  They are doing as little as possible, just enough to not get fired.  

People with the self-employed mindset understand that if they don't do quality work to serve the client, they don't get paid.  When you are operating like you are self-employed (which you can be even if you work for a company), you care about the little things.  You pick up the piece of trash on the hallway floor, you dust the furniture in the waiting room, you go above and beyond for your clients because they are your livelihood.  

Jon Acuff's book is a worthwhile read on this.  Plus he's hilarious on social media.

Recovery is much the same way.  You can approach it with the employee's mindset and do the bare minimum.  I call this "good enough" recovery.  If that works for you, great.  The truth is, there are worse things than an eating disorder, I get it.   

But if you want to live a vibrant and fulfilling life you need to approach recovery from the self-employed mindset.  Take action, educate yourself, plug in to resources that motivate and inspire you to do the tough work.  If your therapist gives you an assignment, do it even if you think it's stupid.  Create your own tribe of people that support your recovery and those that inspire you to live a life that is rich and meaningful.  This might be people you know, mentors, bloggers, social media personalities, spiritual role models, or anyone that lights your fire.  Read books, articles and blogs.  Educate those around you.  Take e-courses on recovery topics, attend support groups, journal about it, listen to podcasts.  Do whatever you have to do to recover.  

Recovery matters enough to work for it with the gusto and determination of an entrepreneur.  

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