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Doing What You Love And Loving What You Do

You could tell that I am doing what I love and I love what I do. How do you know that? You look at how somebody shows up and you look at one key factor is their passion. Passion creates an addiction, consumes it. Do you have passion in the things you do in your life because if you don’t I want you to strongly consider what it is you’re doing. You all know I’m a therapist also, so I’ve done a lot of therapy with people. I really don’t do much of it anymore. I have some private clients I see but outside of that, I really don’t do much therapy. But I used to do a lot of counseling, a lot of therapy, and I’ve worked with countless people that were miserable in their jobs. Some even hated their jobs, some people would just count down worse than a child that counts down for the weekend in school. The kids are watching the clock every day and it’s 2:45 and it’s, “oh my God, we’re gonna get out of school,” and especially when Friday comes around they’re so happy that it’s Friday because guess what, they get Saturday and Sunday without school. The child is so excited.

Make Your Passion Your Paycheck

The sad part is some adults never grow out of that. Some adults go to work on Monday, miserable, agony, pain, and all they do is count down till Friday so they can go back and just relax and just chill. You call that living? Barely existing, barely, and guess why they do it? When I would ask them, “why do you do something you hate?” “You don’t understand, you don’t have life responsibilities, you don’t have bills, if I don’t do it, who’s going to provide food on the table?” As if that job they have is the only vehicle to provide food on the table. Man, why do we tolerate and just accept circumstances in which we are miserable in fear, lack of belief in self, lack of faith, lack of trust that something out there within my strengths and my passion is going to be able to make me a paycheck, make your paycheck? 

Make your passion your paycheck. Love what you do, do what you love. You never got to work a day in your life. Why go through this thing miserably? I don’t get it. I mean, I do get it, you got to do it to pay the mortgage and the bills, but make sure you do it in a way that you at least get some type of satisfaction, action and joy. I strongly believe that if you go to work every day and you’re miserable, then quit your damn job. And if you’re not ready to pull the trigger, then when you get home from that job you hate, spend every single minute of your free time looking for other opportunities and avenues of work that excite you. Fill your resume out, go on some job interviews, at least do the exercise of some hope out there, so you’re not in this prison of a box that you go and you call work. The reason why I do so many things that I love is because why not? Number one. Number two is because I know if I don’t my soul will die day by day.

If not now, when?

I can’t force anybody and even when I was doing therapy with people and they said they hated their job it’s not like I would say, “Go quit your job right now.” I would just say, “Well, why don’t you quit?” And they give me all their reasons to stay miserable, but if not now, when? Let me guess, for those of you who subscribe to that tomorrow magic I guess it’s tomorrow. I know a lot of you are watching this or got turned on to this channel because of somebody else. I know, I get it, but it’s time to realize that they were a gift in your life that helped you get to this moment. They are the reason why you’re even considering looking at your own life, considering it looking at how you live your life. If it wasn’t for their addiction or their mental illness you would have just kept going, just go with the flow and you have this moment in your life as the catalyst of your change. It can be really scary to change. I’m not even going to say it might be worth it – it will be worth it. Hold me accountable to it. It’s okay, get mad at me for motivating you to change.

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Are you in recovery but not making progress? Recovery is not only possible but attainable, and it all begins with reaching out for assistance. By addressing both addiction and mental health issues, individuals can break free from the cycle of despair and embark on a path to a healthier, more fulfilling life. Contact Buckeye Recovery Network today and initiate your journey to recovery and improved mental health. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Today is going to be the best day of your life.

Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.