Experiencing homelessness, being self-destructive, and feeling as though I could only rely on myself for most of my life, I developed a growth mindset......but also a chip on my shoulder which made it difficult to not replicate the things I experienced growing up.
"If I can get through that imagine how much stronger I'll be - always go forward" sounds great until you realise you're making life harder for yourself than needs be!
Bank Stores was the pub my Auntie ran and we talked about memory repression due to stress and the cognitive filters created by abuse, dopamine and seasonally affected disorder etc., but in general it sparked my passion for understanding how and why of people.
It was only in my 30s I properly explored NLP and coaching as a vocation to find I'd oddly created my own version of some of these change techniques, and became qualified in hypnosis. We both did a better job of looking after others than ourselves but this gave me the confidence to build something which does make a difference and I hope she'd be proud.