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Episode Info: “I just want to choose happy all the time, and if I’m not loving something I’m doing, I let it go. And if it’s something that brings me joy, I keep travelling down that path.” Shari Aldrich was doing well on the traditional path through life.Working as an IT Director back in the 90s she had a secure and stable job, but it didn’t bring her joy. Like many others, she stuck it out -- until her mom and two of her siblings died unexpectedly in the space of just four years. After losing half her family in such a tiny timeframe, Shari realized that life is too short to settle for choices that don’t create joy.It’s how happiness became her ruler and empowered her to discover the work she was born to do -- massage.Nowadays, Shari doesn’t wait for happy to come. Instead, she proactively chooses it -- even when pain makes a visit. In fact, pain has been a catalyst for massive personal growth and now influences Shari’s mission to use massage to relieve one million people of pain by 2025.But her story doesn’t stop there...“Life is so short and you don’t have time to get stuck in there. Otherwise, it’s a wasted life and I don’t want to see that for anybody.” Tune into this episode and you’ll discover how life delivered Shari’s another cruel twist, which changed everything (again).After building a highly successful massage practice, Shari suffered a life-changing injury. She’d never be able to massage in the same way again.But instead of giving up, Shari choose happy. Instead of blaming life, she used this rock bottom moment to think differently and transform her business. As a result, she’s on course to impact more people and leave an even greater legacy.Shari’s story is proof that purpose and passion can emerge from pain. You’ve just got to be willing to trust your gut and choose happy. And if Shari can channel her pain in such a powerful way, then so can you.Shari believes you don’t have to stay stuck in a job you hate and you can move through the toughest times. So if you want to feel happier, tune in to see how Shari ‘ripped off the band aid’ to create an extraordinary life and legacy. I promise, you can’t help by feeling inspired by this beautiful and powerful story.“I think we all have to go through these cycles in life where you have something happen that drags you down and you have to keep pushing forward into the next thing. So failing forward is not failure. It’s learning opportunities.” How to contact: Discover how Shari is building an army of massage practitioners committed to relieving pain at www.bodymechanicsinstitute.comStay up-to-date with Shari’s journey on social media:Facebook: Olympia_massageWe thrive on your feedback, so if you’ve enjoyed this show, please rate us and leave us a review. And don’t forget to subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode again.
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