Let me tell you a story. You know, many, many years ago, I, say many, many, many years ago. It was actually just a decade and a half ago when I got into this field, I got so passionate in change and I got so passionate in helping people accomplish their goals and accomplish, accomplish their dreams that I fell in love with Solution Focused Brief Therapy, which for me seemed like the most kind of logical and straightforward way of doing the work of helping people accomplish the things they wanted to in their life.
But it wasn’t easy. The journey wasn’t easy. I can remember getting a job in a community, mental health agency in Fort worth, Texas being so excited about doing Solution Focused work and being so excited about doing the type of work that we would do and getting really, really criticized. My bosses didn’t understand what I was doing. And they were trying to get the entire clinical team, including me, to do cognitive behavioral therapy. And I just kept wanting to do Solution Focused work. And I just kept wanting to be a Solution Focused professional. And I kept wanting to be someone who was good at Solution Focused Therapy.
And they, they were like, ripped me to shreds at this agency. Like they didn’t like the way I did my paperwork. They didn’t like the way I did my charts, even though I was doing them completely in line with what our profession calls for. They didn’t like the way that I was working with clients. They didn’t like the way I was talking in team meetings.
I eventually left that agency, went to another agency where the same thing happened. And then I went to a third agency, where the same thing happened. I finally decided why, if I’m going to practice the way I want, I need to be in my own, my own private practice. And that was really the beginning of Elliott, like the business person. All of this stuff you see now would have never happened.
If those agencies had just been more kind and welcoming because I really didn’t set off wanting to build my own brand in this field. It was actually something that happened because I just wanted to do work in this way. Recently, I found myself in a situation where it’s like I’ve spent my entire career working with and helping people accomplish their dreams, that someone around me started helping me accomplish mine.
And like my team around me started helping me accomplish mine. And about a year and a half ago, I was talking to Anna Francis who you guys know, kind of runs, runs the back end of my company. And, and we were talking about this idea that I had some years ago. And then Anna like took the idea and kind of flipped it and molded it.
And then she said it out loud. I was like, oh wow. And then we had a conversation. And for the past 18 months we were working on this idea and it’s so cool to have people around you that believe in you enough, that they help you pursue your dreams. I feel so grateful and thankful for the people around me that have supported me during hard moments to help me pursue my dreams.
And I, I have been able to check off so many like dream moments, but there’s another one coming up that I’m just so incredibly excited about. So here’s what I want you to do. I can’t say what the details are now, but they’re actually going to reveal that in a bigger way, but two things. I’m making this video for a couple reasons.
Number one, I want to encourage you to surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams and believe in your capacity to pursue your dreams because that’s an absolute game changer. Number two, I want to encourage you to head on over to my Facebook page and click follow and make sure your notifications on, because on May 26th, at 4:00 PM central time, I’m going to unvale this thing that has been a dream in the making for over a decade.
And I’m completely doing it because I think it’s going to make the life of Solution Focused professionals so much better and stronger. And I’m so excited about it. So head on over to my Facebook page, if you’re watching this video on some place, other than my Facebook page, head on over to my Facebook page, hit the follow and, and turn on notifications. Because on May 26th at 4:00 PM central time, I’m going to go live on that Facebook page and completely blow your mind.
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