By Morag Barrett
Meg Nocero is a former federal immigration prosecutor, TEDx and inspirational speaker, transformational coach, and the award winning author of The Magical Guide to Bliss: Daily Keys to Unlock Your Dreams, Spirit and Inner Bliss and Sparkle and Shine; 108 Mantras to Brighten Your Day and Lighten Your Way. Her latest book is Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief. Her podcast, Manifesting with Meg consists of conversations with extraordinary people, of which Meg certainly is one!
Incorporating The Grief
We’re told early on in our careers that it’s just business. It’s not personal and we need to toughen up. In this framework, there is no room for emotions. What we’re seeing now in the 21st century is a recognition at last that it’s not a work-life balance. Rather it’s life, in which work is a part and we get to have a choice of how we will show up. Meg’s life strikes a beautiful balance of the two. Though she works as a federal immigration prosecutor, she has created space in her life to also write about and encourage others in the emotional and spiritual spaces of life. Meg shows us so beautifully how our diverse interests and experiences can find internal congruence, if we let them.
Meg was faced with her mom’s passing, and as she climbed out of that dark season, she noticed that when we ignore sadness in preference to joy, we are not actually processing our life’s experiences. Incorporating our grief into our daily lives is emotional awareness in action. In truth, our difficult experiences and emotions will come and haunt us if we ignore them.
Meg’s Tools For Turning Pain Into Beauty
Showing Up For Life, Not Just Work
Meg’s books show us that in grief we all have an opportunity to reflect on our own lives - what would people say about us and our legacy?
Every time we leave a job there is a little bit of grief and we are presented with the same questions: “What did I leave behind? What was my legacy in that role?” These questions can actually be quite helpful as we consider how we show up in our next roles and positions.
The Ultimate Goal
As you’re navigating your career, don’t just focus on the ultimate end goal. Instead, Meg encourages us to make a deliberate choice every day to focus on what you want others to feel in your presence right now. That’s where the ripple effect that really impacts and transforms lives begins.
Looking for the Magic