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Yes! Today I do! My chair just asked me to run a meeting. I was scared because these were highly valued people for me...smart...courageous...good people. But I made sure to encourage and support them all and today I can do that. It’s not all about me!! (On a good day). I almost cried afterward. It’s...
Good idea! I put pen to paper and got fear (worry I’ll make a fool of myself or somehow success at work/promotion means I’m going to go back to the old me in motive too and drink), selfish/selfpity (thinking too much about myself in the situation and not what I can bring to it) and dishonest (believ...
Thanks! So true. I do my morning inventory and evening inventory each night and have prayed so often about work and asked for inspiration and to know the right way. My work is often hard and stressful by its nature. But this one area seems to be blocked somehow! No answers yet...
Humility! I did use to think I was quite something. On the fast track to success at work. Wanted to be the youngest chairman they ever saw. Lots of degrees and certificates papering my wall. And according to me, God was for fairy tale believers, and I did my own success. And then came alcoholism. I ...
What is the difference between “running the show” as talked about on pages 60-61 and running a department at work? How does one try not to “arrange the lights” but still lead in life if that is part of your job. How do you speak up at work to banter ideas and concepts and not be “demanding”?
- Mon May 11, 2020 5:18 am
- Forum: Sponsorship
- Topic: First sponsor but not going well
- Replies: 31
- Views: 5927
Hello! Boy do I identify. I didn't understand the sponsor relationship AT ALL when I came to AA. I just looked around for the oldest lady in the room...thinking she must know what she is doing because she has gray hair! Lol. She was lovely and was one of my first AA relationships with someone that I...
- Sat May 09, 2020 8:45 am
- Forum: Big Book Study
- Topic: Big Book hard to follow
- Replies: 20
- Views: 3026
Just like everything else, meeting shares is something that changed with working the steps. When I first started the steps with my sponsor, she told me that she goes to meetings to carry the message to someone that might need it like she needed it. I was sure she was not telling the whole truth. Aft...
Hello! I love the math...probably because I'm someone that likes data and numbers too. So it was such a confusing situation to me that the tool of "self-knowledge" didn't work for me! Why could I just not realize or remember not to drink?? I had all this data that it was unhealthy and odd behavior a...
Thanks!! Yep. When I inventoried I came up with fear (worry what might happen), self-delusion (thinking something is happening that isn’t), and selfish (thinking so much about myself I was disregarding others. You all were right. There is enormous fear about stepping into a leadership role and being...
All- Does anyone have some experience with good recovery and years of sobriety...when life gets good...and then your competitive fast-paced work environment starts to notice you and you find yourself being asked to be in positions of leadership? The office politics? The leadership decisions? I'm fin...
- Thu May 07, 2020 8:12 am
- Forum: For the Newcomer
- Topic: New to e-AA, but have some experience with AA already
- Replies: 5
- Views: 610
Hello! I really identify with going to meetings, drinking again, repeat....I did that for about a year! I was so confused because I had done a lot of reading and I was going to meetings everyday and calling people. I had become despondent that AA didn't work for me. I thought I had resistant alcohol...
- Tue May 05, 2020 12:44 pm
- Forum: For the Newcomer
- Topic: Not at rock bottom ..but asking questions
- Replies: 42
- Views: 2984
Hello! Boy do I identify! My life was really good and I had had a lot of success. From the outside no one would have believed that internal struggle that you are describing. It was like a war going on inside! I remember once my husband, a normal drinker, said to me, "It's not how much you drink that...
- Sat May 02, 2020 5:46 pm
- Forum: Discussions
- Topic: Unmanageability of step 1
- Replies: 16
- Views: 1515
For me, the answer to this question came when my sponsor explained that only the first step deals with drinking...the other 11 deal with living. I definitely needed to stop drinking. But to stay stopped I needed a plan to start living. So, in hindsight, my life was unmanageable. But when I came to A...