Beth E. Lee

Hi!  

I’m Beth E. Lee, a writer, traveler, and curious human being. 

For the past 10 years I have been researching and learning the basic mechanisms of our brains and trying to answer the two burning questions in life, what do I want and how do I get it? 

After a difficult battle with post natal depression, the experience of living in 5 different countries, and losing my way more than once, I knew I had to change. But change what and how?  

I went back to my diaries, my self help books and started researching why I wasn’t getting what I wanted. 

Had I strived my whole life for the wrong things?  Were my goals wrong?  My motivation? 

What do I do now that I had kids?  Do I go back to work? Do I be a Mum? Do I do both?

Who do I want to be?  That top professional before I had kids? Or someone new? 

They’re big questions.  After a multitude of exercises, writing and research, I had the proverbial “ah-ha” moment.  

With my “ah-ha” moment in my pocket, I wanted to make sure it was legit, (to get over my imposter syndrome) so I enrolled in the MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience at Kings College London.  I wanted to learn more about the way the brain works and how thinking changes it.  The validation was comforting, but the research and learning was utterly intriguing. I was convinced I had gone through a significant change and wanted to tell everyone.

But first, the ah-ha moment.  

Before kids, I spent 20 years working in corporate content. I achieved a BA in English and an MBA in Marketing.  To everyone, including myself, I was successful, reaching the pinnacle of my career.  But deep down, it wasn’t what I wanted.  It wasn’t what I wanted to do.  It wasn’t who I wanted to be.  

My ah-ha moment came 10 years later.  After a year of CBT and ACT Therapy.  After I had been exposed to numerous country cultures so unlike my own.  After I had been broken, mentally and financially, did I realise that all of my experiences, the thoughts that were associated with them, and my current WAY of thinking had changed.  I just hadn’t changed with it.  It was like I was running on DOS 2.0 when my brain wanted to run on the latest version of Windows.  I had to figure out how to catch up and quick. 

And so, I’d like to introduce you to The Want Gap.   The personal development book that goes through how I changed my thinking  to get what I want.  In the book I link my experiences of being broken with research, exercises and insights to help you learn how to change your thinking and get what you want. 

And that’s me.  I would love to hear about you, especially if you’ve had similar experiences of being broken.  Perhaps you’ll even find your ah-ha moment in the book.  Please feel free to connect with me on social media or via email at beth@thewantgap.com.

Thanks for reading!