The headline reads: Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video About Chick-Fil-A.
It’s an old story that became new again when said CFO, Adam Smith, told his story on ABC News’ 20/20.
Quick recap: Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device company in Arizona back in 2012 when the owner of Chick-Fil-A spoke out against gay marriage. Smith took it upon himself to give a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru employee an earful about how Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation, he didn’t know how she could live with herself and work there, he couldn’t understand it. Chick-fil-a was a horrible corporation with horrible values. You deserve better. Yada, yada, yada. And in Smith’s mind that was not enough. He recorded it and posted it to his YouTube channel where it promptly went viral. The same day he is fired from his $200,000 a year job and bye-bye stock options worth over a million dollars. In one day, Adam Smith became socially and professionally radioactive. He, his wife Amy and their four children then lost their home; they were forced to sell all their stuff and move into an RV. A few months later he finds a new job in Oregon, two weeks later he’s fired when his new boss discovers he’s the Chick-Fil-A guy. Fast forward a bit – he still can’t get a job anywhere even as prospective employers hear his honest take on the video and what he has learned. They still won’t give him a job. Smith apologized to the drive-thru attendant and posted that video (which also went viral) she’s cool with it but even people who agree with his pro-gay opinions won’t hire him. He states, “I think people are scared. I think people are scared that it could happen again.”
So, yeah. When it all hits the fan after posting a video, selfie or text that goes viral – people wish they could turn back time. But Adam Smith can’t, he will have to pick up and soldier on. And he could really, really use some hypnotherapy.
By accessing his subconscious mind we can get to the root of why he does the things he does. I tell you this: this is not the first dumb, unkind, or egocentric thing he’s ever done. It was simply his come-to-Jesus moment. Cuz, you know, who does that stuff? Grown up professionals? I think not. He needs to get to the bottom of what triggered his behavior(s) in order to prevent it from happening again. From there we can help him to let go of the negative thoughts and energy that run through his body mind and spirit. The drive-thru clerk has forgiven him and through hypnosis he can forgive himself. By understanding his actions and motivations he can make change. Real and lasting change. This in turn would positively impact the way he presents himself to potential employers. We all make mistakes. Our mistakes do not define us, it is what we do afterward that does. Showing potential employers that he has received therapeutic help can go a long way toward reassuring them there would not be a repeat of his abhorrent behavior. The public is willing to forgive anyone who is truly sorry and has been to some kind of rehab or another. Just ask any celebrity whose own stink hit the fan but lived to work another day.
We would also need to work on the way he views the world. The story doesn’t provide a great deal of detail but right after losing his job he lost his home. I get that. The mortgage was probably a big ticket payment given his income and without out it, foreclosure can become a reality rather quickly. He states that they were forced to sell and give away their possessions and move into an RV. An RV? No offense to people who like living in RVs but really? No new apartment instead? No family members? Now there’s food stamps? What’s going on here? Talk about ‘going to hell in a handbasket’ at Mach 10! I suspect there’s a lot more going on in the subconscious of Adam Smith than just mean, spiteful, drive-thru videos. I bet we would find that there are thinking errors in the way Adam Smith sees himself, the world and his place in it. I’m feeling like there are probably some entitlement issues. Not to worry, we can fix that.
Hypnosis is the perfect tool for Adam Smith. It’s fast, effective, and would also provide the intensive soul healing he so desperately seeks.
So come on Adam Smith get in my chair! We can’t erase the past or give the world amnesia. But we can change the way you think and act. When you change the way you think, you change the way you feel and when you change the way you feel, you change the way you live.
Call me today and truly begin your journey to self discovery and healing .