3 lessons I learned from one of the biggest lies I’ve ever told

I was re-reading this post that I wrote a while back and thought I’d share it with you again.
Hope your week is going great.
John Eli

John Eli Garay, MBA/MS, LAC

She was kind. She was beautiful. She was sweet…. and as a middle-school boy, that viewed an ingrown toe-nail as major-surgery, she was an absolute godsend.

The summer before my last year of middle-school, I began to suffer from an ingrown toenail….. It was the absolute worst. It was painful. It was gross. It was embarrassing… and of course. I was an absolute crybaby about it… My mom finally got tired of my overly-dramatic whining and complaining, so she dragged me to the doctor’s office to have it taken care of.

I approached the appointment with a gang-load of fear. However, once I arrived at the office, I was greeting by the loveliest medical assistant ever. While the doctor himself seemed a bit disconnected and rude, the assistant was gifted with the ability to calm down a squirrel on crack. She spoke the perfect words, using the perfect tone, and…

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I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

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