For me this is a very personal story. It start’s with telling you a little bit about my mother:
- She got married at 11
- Left school at 14
- Was a housewife from 15
- Gave birth to twins at 16
I went to a good school in the UK and had an excellent education. And I’ve been fortunate to live many many lives in my 29 years (see my profile here).
However my mum has given me my life’s most telling advice:
- ‘Deepak you need to sort out your temper – no women will stand you cussing’. She predicted this 2/3 years before this became a problem. Cue CBT for anger management
- ‘Deepak you need to find stability in your life if you’re to find a meaningful relationship.’ After a decade spent travelling the world and living a life of adventure I find in my relationships my mother was right. This was predicted 4/5 years before I became aware of it
- ‘I will not spoil you – make your own money if you want to do something’. I spent some of my teenage years being resentful. Now at 29 I’m so thankful for this because my last 6 years of working for myself came from my mother’s resilience she built in me
For all of my experiences time has shown me that my mum was right after all.