I know what you’re thinking.
There is no “power” in being sober.. all the people that I know that are sober are weak. The people that I know that are sober, are sober because they HAVE to be. Because they couldn’t “handle their booze” and hit rock bottom…
Like Todd, my friend that lost his license because he rolled his truck in a field after joyriding one night and then a week later got laid off from his job because he needs his license to get around in the site truck. He is now in a company mandated program to try and redeem himself and potentially get his job back.
Or my other friend Lucy, who cheated on her husband drunk out of her mind at a work conference and is now sober because she doesn’t want to lose her 20 year marriage, and have to fight for her house or her 3 children. She promised her husband she would NEVER DRINK AGAIN.
But the sad part about watching my friends struggle with these situations is that they are trying so HARD. They feel like they HAVE to be sober. They are using willpower.. and eventually my friends, willpower runs out.
Don’t get sober because you “have” to.
Don’t wait for rock bottom before you decide to make changes in your life.
It’s so unfortunate that in our culture today something BAD has to happen before we decide to choose something better for ourselves.
No one thinks that sober is sexy.
When you hear sober, I bet you don’t think about someone being powerful.
But what if the truth was that getting “sober” is actually the process of reclaiming your power over alcohol?
When you use This Naked Mind methodology to find freedom from alcohol, it is a VERY different process then the traditional 12 step approach. Instead of being labelled as powerless to alcohol and defined by your addiction, we instead work to elevate your thinking above and beyond your current state and rethink what alcohol really means in your life. This is a very individualized approach; based specifically on you, your desires, and your personal beliefs about who you are (and who you WANT TO BE) in the world.
I choose not to identify as “in recovery” or “sober”. In fact, I think those are derogatory terms that don’t help empower the new version of you. The person who is strong and resilient and has overcome many of life’s challenges!
If you are tired of feeling trapped by alcohol?
What if you took a second to imagine a life with MORE TIME, MORE MONEY, MORE FREEDOM, and a boatload of MORE HAPPINESS.
Does that sound good to you? Because, I am here to tell you that is EXACTLY what an alcohol free life looks like.
Can you relate to going out for one and then ending up spending way more than you wanted to?
….unfortunately the cost of alcohol isn’t the only COST of alcohol.
Have you ever wasted full days being hungover, miserable, spending money on crappy food just to try and feel like a real person again?
I know I have spent too many days just like that.
What if we could change the trajectory of your future by getting curious about what your life could look like by drinking less?
Would you be interested in giving yourself the best future you could dream of?
I want to assure you that getting a handle on your alcohol will not make you weak or an “alcoholic”. 1 – because I don’t believe in that word, and 2 – because taking control in your live is actually the most POWERFUL energetic stance you can take. I don’t know about you but after the crap we have all been through for the last 2 years I would gladly welcome some control back into my life!
The view of alcohol is shifting. Will you be a master of your life and get on the right track? Or will you be someone who waits until it gets a bunch worse before you turn around?
I don’t want you to feel like you have to wait for rock bottom or something terrible to happen before you take control of who you are and where you want your life to lead you.
All it takes is a little curiosity.
Are you willing to get curious about the secret POWER of living an alcohol free life?
I encourage you to do one thing for me this week. Take a look around when people are drinking and see if you notice them having more or less control over who they are and how they show up in the world. You don’t need to change anything, just get curious, and let me know what you notice by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find me on Facebook and shoot me a message there, I love hearing from you.
All my love,