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Meet Jeannette Grace

Engaging speaker and communication expert. She helps clients remove roadblocks that get in the way of amazing workplaces.

How I Got My Groove Back

 

Dear Self,
What’s going on? You used to be fun and light-hearted.
You loved life.
You loved what you “did."
You were positive … optimistic … strong … independent … quirky.  YES, quirky.
That’s what I liked most about you.  You were just you.
It’s like someone snuffed the light out on your enthusiasm. 
I want to know what’s wrong.
Concerned,
     Me

Hello Me,
Thanks for noticing. You’re right. I’m not myself these days.
I’ve lost my oomph, my zest, my mojo, my groove, my joy.  It’s scary.
Remember that book I wrote? G Factor?
I feel like I don’t have any G Factor – like all my gravitational pull is gone.
I just don’t feel like myself, and frankly, I miss myself. A lot.
I don’t know what is wrong with me.
Confused,

     Self

Dear Self,
Wow friend! I knew something was off, but I obviously wasn’t paying attention.
I was so busy in my day-to-day stuff that I didn’t make time to ask or listen to you.
I should have done something to help.
What do you need?
Sorry,
     Me

Hello Me,
What do I need?
The answer is, I don’t know.
It’s weird.  I feel sad all the time.
I find myself thinking, “I have everything I’ve always wanted in life.
I have a beautiful life.
A wonderful husband.
Wonderful kids.
A lovely home.
A successful business.
Great friends.
I travel...
Yet, I don’t feel joy.”
And on the occasions I’m not sad, I’m angry.
I don’t know why I’m angry; I’m just angry. I mean, really, who would want to be around me right now!?! I don’t even want to be around me.
Lost,
     Self

Dear Self,
First, you’re stuck with me. I’m not going anywhere.
Second, I have to say, it’s strange you recognize that you have everything you have always wanted, yet, you don’t feel joy. 
There must be something missing.
What’s missing? What if you start there?
Curious,
     Me

Hello Me,
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve done some thinking.
Do you remember when our faith carried us through difficulty? When we asked God for the answers?
I think I’ve been depending on myself and it’s obviously not working. Maybe I need to refocus.
Refocusing,
     Self

Dear Self,
Yes! I do remember that. I remember when we lived by the phrase
“Let go. Let God.”
We worried so much less. Aaaahhh. Those were beautiful times. I’m so glad you are refocusing – thanks for the reminder.
Refocusing too,

     Me

Hello Me,
I’m feeling better these days and am working on my faith. But, I’m still struggling. I can’t sleep. I’m hyperemotional. Laughing one minute, crying the next. I can’t seem to remember things. My body is cool one minute and a raging fire the next. Oh, and no amount of eating better and working out seems to make a difference when I step on the scale.
Ugh,

     Self
Dear Self,
I know what you mean.
I’m moody and wake up in a flop sweat many nights. Gross!
And the brain fog! I go through much of my day in a haze. I’ve done some research.
Are we at that “time of our life?”
Wondering,
     Me

Dear Me,
Maybe.
Wondering too,

     Self
Dear Self,
Aren’t there doctors who specialize in this?
Making an appointment,
     Me

Dear Me,
Great news! I made an appointment too.
There is a new G Factor in town and it’s called GROOVE! 
Turns out all I needed was little more estrogen and a little less testosterone thanks to menopause.
Hallelujah! I’m back!
Celebrating,
     Self

Dear Self,
It’s so good to have you back! Now, let’s do this!
Love,
     Me 

My song is... 
I’m Me 
by Us the Duo

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More About Jeannette

 
Jeannette is an engaging speaker and communication expert with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in helping clients remove communication roadblocks that get in the way of happy customers, engaged employees, cohesive teams, and trusted leadership. 

She is also the author of G Factor: 8 Secrets to Increasing Your Gravitational Pull at Work. G Factor is your gravitational pull. It is the stuff that makes people trust you and want to work with you. Find out if you have it with this quick assessment.

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