“No man is an island, entire of itself.”
― John Donne,
How I thought I could do it all on my own. It took me a few days to tell anyone I was in the hospital and mainly because a nurse threatened to call my family if I didn’t. (Bless her for knowing what I needed better than I)
Why you ask, would I suggest you need support?
After interviewing many inspiring people who have recovered and healed from traumatic events far greater than my own I came to realize that they all had a support network. Listen for yourself, here is the link for itunes or stitcher and you will see that many of them had communities of supporters.
Now if you don’t, don’t worry, you can create your own. Since you are reading this, I am hopeful you have the internet. I am going to share the blogs and podcasts I listened to while I was in the hospital and recovering, but you can find those that speak to you.
If you don’t have internet, there are many great books you can read and you may want to try Altucher’s idea of writing down 10 ideas a day. You can use the back of the food menu’s, napkins or even the back of the paper trays!!!!
When you get home and read Altucher’s blog, you will see what I mean!!
What is important about what you read, is that it gives you hope, makes you think and encourages you. You should be encouraged to desire to get out of the hospital as soon as you are able and then it should help you create the life of your dreams.
Here is the top 5 that saved my life!
- James Altucher http://www.jamesaltucher.com/
- Louis Howes http://lewishowes.com/
- Entrepreneur on Fire http://www.eofire.com/top10/
- Inspiration with Val http://valeriegroth.com/
- Relaunch http://relaunchshow.com/
Once you are out of the hospital you can join support groups or check out groups at meetup.com . This is a great way to make new friends and build a community of support.
You can join the support group and community I am just getting going for online support and also, feel free to email me anytime.