Truth Hurts, Forgive But Never Forget The Learning

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Oct 23, 2018
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I went through a real rollercoaster ride. I had so many insights, slaps in my face that it took me time to regain my balance.

But I am there, standing by myself, relieved to have set up empowering boundaries to balance things out. It is often when you do not expect it that the truth comes at your door to make you change. Like an old friend that you keep with you but glad to put in a corner when you don't want to face it. This time, I couldn't avoid the truth, I have to deal with that. It has been violent, intense and cathartic. I welcome with relief the ability to cry to let go of my disappointment, my anger, my sadness to see one of my beliefs being crushed on the floor.

It is with tears in my eyes that I faced the truth and decided to learn from it. I learned it the hard way but I will never ask the help from anyone close to me again. It is often in these moments that you realize that you are on your own, love is a beautiful feeling but doesn't give the power to someone else to save you, be happy on your own is essential for the core of your uniqueness. It is powerful, it's taking back your power, this time for GOOD.

Not only my perception of things dramatically shifted but my beliefs took a turn that I didn't expect. Trust is something really dear to me. Follow your intuition before giving your trust, it will never let you down to guide you to the good person. It is a fantastic compass to guide you to a tribe of like-minded people who will support you, cheer you up and love you no matter what.

Truth hurts. Forgive but never forget the learning.

With love and strength

Gaelle


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Gaelle Berruel

Mindset Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Fear Expert and Head of GLCM Wellbeing Europe Communications at HSBC, A Rockstar Mindset

Let’s start with three qualities which define me, shall we? I am an optimist, I’m innovative and I’m energetic. If you’re looking for something unconventional blended with optimism and energy, welcome to the Rockstar Mindset QG. I am a Mindset Mentor, Fear Expert and Motivational Speaker. I’m also a UK Ambassador for Psychologies magazine, a publication which inspires and motivates readers to create a life they love through the online Life Labs platform. After 10 years working in the banking industry, I created my wellness consultancy, A Rockstar Mindset, to help ambitious women entrepreneurs become the rockstar of their life. How? By getting out of overwhelm, overcoming their fears and progressing to the next level in their business. When I became a mum, I strove to be the best mum possible. I did not foresee that my attitude, my pursuit of perfection, would leave me feeling constantly overwhelmed and on the edge of burnout. But it has long been my belief that positivity is a driver for change and leadership, and when I learned about positive psychology and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change and adapt), I was hooked. “Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” –- C. Peterson My approach is that there is more than we can see, that it’s fundamental to maintain a critical stance and to be independent of thought. I’ve always been the rebel, the outsider, the one to challenge the status quo and bring new and different perspectives or ideas. My encounter with positive psychology and the neurosciences confirmed for me that my beliefs (that we should think outside the box, focus on the positive) were accurate. I was on the right track! Convinced that there was another way to be successful at work and at home, I delved into the world of neurosciences, positive psychology and metaphysics and created my own system, Do Less, Get More Done – a framework that helps women to be successful with less overwhelm, whilst feeling more present. Positive psychology focuses on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life rather than repairing the bad and reflecting on values and attitudes such as optimism, gratitude, compassion, self-esteem and resilience. The study of these topics came about from a desire to help people flourish and live their best lives. “It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” ― E. Langer It is my conviction that every woman deserves to have a healthy mindset so that she can create a life on her terms. Why? Because we deserve to say stop to the pressure emanating from culture, social media, society. We deserve to be accepted and empowered. Our mind is our ally and must be strengthened as such. Shifting our mindset is vital as well as unlearning, removing the old beliefs holding us back, raising our consciousness and developing our intuition. The world needs us (as women) to positively make a difference to make the life of women, children, and future generations better. It’s time to build a healthy, conscious society based on mutual respect. And I genuinely believe that women have the skills to merge masculine and feminine energy to create something incredible. As for the rest: I love to travel, read books and dance with abandon. I’m married to a marvellous Frenchman and we have a daughter. I am fluent in English and French and I’m an advocate of beauty and women’s empowerment. My philosophy is Forward Thinking Communication and I’m here to help you become the Rockstar of Your Life.

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