A Sedated Life

A Sedated Life means…

life’s got you in a rut. At this moment, it feels like there is no way out. Your sick and tired of being sick and tired.

There has been a couple times in my past that I have lived A Sedated Life.

The first time I

experienced A Sedated Life was after my snowboarding career ended. I fell into what I call Professional Athlete Syndrome (PAS) and didn’t know what I wanted to do.  To say I was burnt out and injured was an understatement. Tired of putting 250+ days on hill. I ended up getting a job doing commercial painting and just put my nose to the grindstone thinking that this is how its going to be.  Emotionally I was empty and my confidence broke. All I wanted to do was blend into the background.

I was offered a job with a video production company where I was in charge of creating a video magazine with in snowboarding. I felt self-worth again and was happy doing something fun for work.

The Second time

I slipped into A Sedated Life was going through a divorce to my first wife.  For most of you that know me, I wear my heart on my sleeve.  My heart got torn out, spit on and shot with buckshot.  I was devastated.  I was in-between work and felt like I had no direction. What followed was my involvement in excavation and real-estate development.  Life was good. I made good money and was content.  That leads me to my current situation.

The Third Time

was over this last year, working for a sewer drain company.  I know this is a temporary job, but I let myself get complacent.  That in turn has led me down a rabbit hole of frustration with the company.

In 1997, I took a Dale Carniege course.  Large corporations send their employees to his course’s to teach them crucial business skills.   One of the principles taught was there will always be work to do, and there is no exception in this line of work.  There is always going to be something to do, something to fix.

Throw in no possibility of advancement and the feeling like your just another cog in the wheel, it is the epitome of a dead end job. (Deep Breath) ok I’m Done Venting!

So why not work on something that makes you happy in your spare time?

Ultimately, I’m mad at myself for letting it go so long. Building someone else’s dreams instead of my own.

That’s why I made a promise to myself. Take action with Internal Architect and teach as many survivors as I can, regardless of what people think.

Part of being The Architect, is creating a blueprint in which to help educate Cancer Survivors. Teaching them how to create peace and wellness in their lives after cancer. Dead end jobs don’t have to be a way of life. Its a choice that we all have.

Making the decision to be a business owner is the first step back to freedom. That was the main motivator and has been instrumental in learning and creating while keeping my Mindset in a positive light.



About the Author

Todd Franzen is a Stage 4 Lymphoma Survivor. Living in Breckenridge Colorado

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