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  • Amina Aitsi-Selmi

You’re doing better than you think [Wise Wednesdays]

It’s hard. It’s really hard.

The world might be falling apart but you’re still expected to get up, answer emails and do your taxes.

How is it possible?

You could just throw in the towel, turn off the lights and ride off into the horizon…

But somehow, you’re putting one foot in front of the other and you keep going.

Nice work.

Some people call it resilience.

Others might say that you’re practising something very special that continental philosophers call: Hermeneutic Responsibility.

It just means this: the meaning you’re making out of life is supporting you rather than holding you back.

In other words, you’re likely doing these 3 powerful things when you start to feel tense or down, and it helps you transform your mindset:

1) You pause to understand what story you’re telling yourself.

2) You question the story and the assumptions that don’t serve you.

3) You choose the better, wiser story to support you and your mission in the world.

Great job.

And it can still be hard.

If you’re getting up every day, brushing your hair and looking after your people, give yourself a pat on the back!

If you’ve forgotten how well you’re doing and need a “hermeneutic adjustment”, download the HAPI process worksheet or read The Success Trap book which has many real-life examples from brave clients who challenged their limiting beliefs in hard times.

Consume the content in your head responsibly. Don’t click on every thought that comes up. Be hermeneutically responsible with your life.

Have a great week,


p.s. This month, join me and my fellow career-leaper, friend and colleague coach Dr. Erin Baker – author of the bestselling “Joy-Full AF” – for an open (free) Leaders Circle. You’ll explore narratives that limit your levels of happiness and how to transform restlessness into energy. More info and registration here >>

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