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But it didn’t start that way…
As an addict, I spent every waking hour doing whatever it took to stay high, including stealing from my friends and family. Anything that didn’t lead to a buzz was a buzzkill.
Anything that didn’t feed my addiction was the enemy. I had to figure out how to turn every interaction and opportunity into a chance to get what I wanted.
Along the way, I had to lie every minute of every day to the people around me about what I was doing and who I’d become.
—and I lied a lot. I lied about having a problem. I lied about stealing from my friends. I lied about having my drug use under control. I lied about my grades, my work, my relationships, and anything else that could have given me away.
All my energy was focused on trying to look put together on the outside while I knew I was falling apart inside. I was doing the opposite of being true to myself.
I was hiding my addiction…
These principles not only helped me get clean but enabled me to practice Addictive Leadership and thrive in work and life.
The 3 principles helped me