Case Studies: Career and Life Work
Client’s family has a history of poor financial decisions, how to handle and make choices about money, lack of self-responsibility, lack of ability to receive, lack of focus around money, resistance to self-responsibility about money choices.
L’s Dissatisfaction Session—Date: 2014
Present Issue: Client has a decent job but is unsatisfied. He lives in constant fear of failure, fear of life, with no happiness. He is always angry, and suffers from ill-health, a lack of trust in others and lack of trust in life. He has an inability to relax and enjoy life and is constantly needing to push forward in whatever he does, even if it gets him nowhere.
Journey: First Life-Client met a bitter old man who lives alone in the forest in a small hut he built himself away from everyone. He once had worked in a shop in town. At one point he had taken his money and bought a farm and built a house, married, had a family and he considered himself successful. Then someone came and burned down his home, killed his family and took away his farm. He lost everything.
He cut himself off from everything and everyone and gave up. He spent a lot of time sitting on the benches overlooking the valley where the town was and contemplated the terrible things that had happened in his life. He was determined not to let anyone or anything into his life that could be taken away from him again. He died feeling like his life had been wasted.
Second Life—He went back to when he was a teenager and had a choice to be a shopkeeper which is what his parents wanted him to do or join a caravan and learn to be a trader. He chose to join the caravan. This was a riskier trade but was more adventurous for a young man. He was a hard worker and learned a lot. The caravan master looked after him. He learned how to make friends with the men who worked with the caravan. He spent years learning the trade and became an excellent trader.
He became a successful master trader with several caravans trading with several countries. He was well respected in the trading community and knew a variety of languages. He developed several close friendship and various friendly business associates. He decided to settle down and bought a warehouse for his goods and a local caravan business as well as a home in a city.
He met a widow and fell in love and married. They had several children. He loved his wife and family. They supported and respected him for his work. He used his wealth and influence to help his community be safe and successful. He lived a long and happy life. When he died, he was surrounded by family and friends. He died happy and fulfilled.
- What factors influence the client dissatisfaction in his current life from the past.
- Related how his fears are influencing the present.
- What fears influence your present life?
- How do those fears affect your health, relationships and jog satisfaction?
- How did his choice to become a trader influence his self-esteem?
- How did this factor affect his life?
- Do you think this was more important than the trauma of having his business burnt down and the loss of his family? Why/why not?