If you are a female professional, you know the importance of bringing your A-game to a power meeting. Power meetings are not only limited to work, however, nor is your A-game. Additionally, there is one meeting you can show up to that will be the most important one you ever attend: Recovery.
State Your Intention
Before you can begin, you need to state your intention. Making that first call to enter treatment makes a power statement: You are ready to make the changes you need to, and no one is going to get in your way. You intend to become sober and never look back. Making that choice, making that call is the most significant power move you can ever make in your life. Stating your intention to become sober will be life-changing.
Review the Agenda
A successful businesswoman knows that to be prepared, she needs to review the meeting agenda ahead of any meeting. In your recovery power meeting, this means asking all of the questions, learning everything you can as you enter treatment, and beginning your recovery process.
The more you know, the more powerful your treatment process will be. Self-awareness is the key to unlocking your recovery, so learning all that you can about yourself and your addiction will pay dividends throughout your treatment.
Take the Lead
You are a strong, beautiful, powerful woman. Feel free to take the lead, ask for what you want, and help create an individualized plan for your recovery. This is your recovery. You are not sitting in the back of the room taking notes, so stand up and take charge of your destiny.
Be Present and Powerful
In a power meeting, you cannot afford to be distracted or appear intimidated. Your recovery will also be powerful when you take on your recovery by remaining present and influential in everything you do. Not only will you serve as a leader to the other women in treatment with you, but you will make every minute of every day count.
Whether you are in individual or group therapy, yoga, mindfulness meditation, or learning about relapse prevention and communication, being present and powerful will produce lasting success for your life. Doing everything in your power to make the most of every class, activity, and new skill will create a robust recovery for you.
Choose the Best Seat
In a business meeting, choosing the best seat is a power move. In recovery, choosing the best facility is a power move. Knowing what you want and choosing the place that suits you best gives you an advantage in your treatment and recovery process.
Speak Loud and Clear
You speak up for yourself in the business world, and you should do the same in your treatment process. Be clear about who you are, what you want to achieve, and use your voice to facilitate your healing process. There is no need to be timid or play the victim in treatment. You can tell your truth and be intentional in everything that you do.
Even when your process turns emotional, you can be very clear in your communication. Unlike a business meeting, emotions fuel the power move in recovery, and you can be strong and vulnerable all at once.
Be Unapologetically Strong
In a power meeting, you take no prisoners and make no apologies. In recovery, you do need to make amends to others, but you do not need to apologize for who you are. You can look in the mirror, look yourself straight in the eye and acknowledge who you are.
Being strong in treatment sometimes looks different because it takes strength to push through, be vulnerable, and remain open with yourself and others. Being strong in recovery utilizes all of the power you have acquired in your career and can present a full range of emotions as you heal.
Follow Through on Your Intentions
Success is driven by following through on your intentions and assignments in the workplace. In recovery, following through is every bit as important. You will need to show up for yourself every day and follow through on your goals and assignments to create the successful recovery you deserve.
By approaching your recovery like you approach your job and career, you can be every bit as successful in treatment as you are at work. You may wear different clothes and allow yourself the strength to be vulnerable and emotional, but that beautiful, strong, powerful woman inside of you will help you come out on top in your recovery.
Among all of the power meetings you have attended in your career, recovery will be the most important one in your life. Treating your recovery like a power meeting will maximize your experiences and results, and ultimately you can be as successful in your recovery as you are in your career. The Ho Tai Way – Recovery For Women is an ideal place for women with jobs to take charge of their lives and their recovery. Our residential treatment facility is located in Costa Mesa, California, accessible to businesswomen throughout Southern California. We offer treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Come join our peaceful refuge from addiction. We offer respite from the storms of life and the opportunity for you to create your own healing. State your intentions today by calling us at (714) 581-3974. You already have the tools inside you to achieve sobriety. We help you use them.