Whenever I have the initial consultation session on the phone with a new coaching client, the most important thing I’m looking for is to find out what Resources they have, and which ones they can obtain.
But this is too vague, so let me explain in detail what I’m talking about…
As this topic is going to be paramount to your success in overcoming opioid dependence.
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What are Resources?
“Resource” is a broad term that can refer to a seemingly endless array of things, both physical and non-physical.
According to Merriam Webster, the word resource can be defined as “a source of supply or support: an available means – usually used in plural.”
Keeping with the theme of this piece, let’s discuss what some possible resources might be that could help you achieve freedom from opioid dependence.
Here are some common and helpful resources:
- Opioid Withdrawal Remedies such as:
- Prescription Medications
- OTC Medicines
- Dietary Supplements
- Natural Remedies
- Home Remedies
- Time off from Responsibilities such as:
- A Support System of people such as:
- Help from Addiction Professionals such as a:
- Opiate Recovery Coach (click here to learn more about my coaching program)
Why Resources are so Important
As you can guess, the list above can go on and on, as there is a real superabundance of helpful resources for beating opioid addiction.
Resources are vital to your success.
At a bare minimum, you’ll need resources that can help you mitigate both the acute and the post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
Those are a must in my opinion… because without things that can help to lessen withdrawal symptoms, it could be seemingly impossible to withstand the physical and mental horror of opioid withdrawal.
Once you’ve gathered those resources or decided to check yourself into a detox facility or another medical detox treatment setting (which I refer to as “Primary Resources”), then you want to focus on things I call “Supplementary Resources.”
These are resources like a support system, time off work and other responsibilities, working with an opioid addiction professional, and much more.
If you focus on increasing both the amount and the quality of your opioid recovery resources, you’ll significantly increase your chances of success.
The Ultimate Resource For Overcoming Opioid Dependence
Now we’ve come to the section where you’re going to find out what I believe to be the “Ultimate Resource” for getting off and staying off opioids.
I learned this from a man named Tony Robbins… perhaps you’ve heard of him?
While attending his 4-day Unleash The Power Within seminar about 6 years ago, I heard Tony say this life-changing quote:
“The defining factor is never resources, it’s resourcefulness. Resourcefulness is the Ultimate Resource.”
And I agree with this statement 100%.
Here’s another way Tony says it:
“It’s not the lack of resources, it’s your lack of resourcefulness that stops you.”
And to hammer this concept home, here are two more ways Tony describes it:
“Resourcefulness is the cure to failure. Successful people are resourceful and find a way to make it work.”
“The Ultimate Resource is Resourcefulness.”
What Exactly is Resourcefulness?
According to dictionary.com, resourceful (adjective) means “able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations, difficulties, etc.”
Here is another definition I found online:
“The ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.”
I view resourcefulness as “having the ability to think critically, creatively, and strategically about ways to overcome your obstacles.”
I got lucky when I finally quit opioids for good over 7 years ago, as the resources I needed all kind of “fell into my lap” and the “stars were all in alignment” for me to end my addiction.
But on my quest of both becoming an entrepreneur and continuing to grow my business over the long-term, I’ve had to learn how to become extremely resourceful.
To stay in business, and especially to grow my business, I’ve found that resourcefulness is by far the most important resource to have.
We can always become more resourceful, and this “Ultimate Resource” will not only help you end your opioid dependence for good, but it can help you overcome any other challenge that you face in life.
How To Become More Resourceful
Becoming more resourceful is a process. It doesn’t just happen overnight.
Additionally, resourcefulness doesn’t have a “ceiling,” meaning you can continue to foster more of it over your entire life.
I believe that the most beneficial ways to cultivate and increase your resourcefulness are to learn from mentors, read or listen to books and/or watch videos on self-development, attend seminars, and journal.
These are proven ways to become more resourceful, and these strategies have no doubt helped millions of people increase their levels of resourcefulness.
Resources I Created To Help You Get Off Opioids
When it comes to overcoming opioid addiction, the best resource I’ve created over the past 7+ years of researching and teaching the “Science of Opioid Detox” and the “Art of Opioid Recovery” is my Home-Recovery Program Ultimate Opiate Detox 4.0.
This comprehensive online course of on-demand Videos, Audios, and PDF Downloads takes you step-by-step to achieving your goal of getting off opioids in the fastest way possible.
The most helpful free resource I’ve ever created is the Opiate Recovery Toolkit, which is a digital download that teaches you how to get off opioids with the least amount of discomfort humanly possible.
Nowadays, with the dawn of the “Age of Information” and the exponential growth of the internet, we have more knowledge available than ever before.
We have unlimited access to all of the information we need.
And it’s up to us to search for and find this information, learn it, use it, and continue to make “evolving our resourcefulness” a continuous, never-ending facet of our lives.