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Why The Girl Scout Rule Is Relevant Right Now

June 26, 2020

Everything MY FATHER TAUGHT ME ABOUT WORKING boils down to five words: Follow the GIRL SCOUT RULE.

As a career soldier, he felt it important to leave everything and everyone better off than you found them. He said this meant ALWAYS doing just a little more than people expected of you.

Now of course the downside of this is codependence and like any good therapist, I had my fair share. However, like any good therapist, I was diligent in finding the tendrils of this relationship kudzu and doing my best to uproot it.

From picking up some trash in a parking lot and depositing it into a bin to making sure that I understand the ins and outs of how to BEST help alleviate the suffering of my clients, the girl scout rule applies.

Following my father’s advice meant I had to make sure that I was doing good work. To do that, I had to invest time and money into myself so I could serve others. To do that, I had to find good teachers.

There has been no end to the joy my father gave me in his simple advice when I started babysitting. Then, this meant washing dishes and straightening the living room of the parents out for some fancy dinner. Now, this means leaving not only clients but the profession a little better off than how I found it.

Our next virtual AAIT Foundations training is quickly approaching on July 11th. There is still time to register to join us. If you missed the virtual open house last week and still have questions about how this can impact your practice, please message me and we’ll chat!

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