Remember the movie franchise Twilight and the then kinda new-onto-the-movie-scene Kristin Stewart in the starring role as hot vampire Edward’s love interest Bella?
[Even if you haven’t seen any of the films, I bet you know who and what I’m talking about. But just in case, see the above pic:]
Truth be told, I read the books and thoroughly enjoyed them, so I watched the first of five of the film series.
During that time, K-Stew [as fans later named Kristin Stewart] had a ton of Paparazzi following her around all-the-time.
And every time I saw a pic of her either on Facebook or in a celebrity mag or when I watched her interviews on YouTube, she always had a frown on her face.
She smiled so little that word got around town [and on late night tv] and in the minds of her fans that K-Stew was a bitch.
Turns out that Kristin Stewart was so seriously unhappy during that time [as she later shared in interviews] because who and what she reflected to the world was the farthest thing from who she felt she was on the inside. And that caused her a lot of pain and suffering.
Cut to the K-Stew of 2017.
She’s pretty much always smiling and super friendly in every interview, camera shot and video recording of her out and about in the world.
Because [as she says] who she is on the inside is now an authentic expression of her outer self.
She’s doing work she loves, even snagging the Best Supporting Actress Cesar Award in Paris in 2015 — making her the first American actress to take home a win at what’s considered the French equivalent of the Oscars.
She dresses the way she wants to, has come out of the closet as a proud lesbian and smiles a ton.
This got me thinking about your work space and I wanted to ask you this question:
Is the way your medical office, healing space, clinic, treatment room or waiting room an authentic expression of your unique style and the compassionate work you do in the world?
Or… are you trying to be a vampire when you are really a fairy?
In other words, do you decorate your space so it “looks” like something out of a magazine, for example, that reflects what your mind thinks the space should look like but it’s not really you?
Or… do you embrace who you are, sharing your personality in your waiting room that tells a story, inviting your patients, staff and community to be part of the journey?
If not, consider redesigning your wellness environment so that your outer space can be an authentic expression of your inner one.
And as one very enlightened soul once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Get the help you need to jumpstart that process now: