Phew!! Can I get a woop woop??
I’m feeling high on life my friends. I am literally 1/3 of the way through my current Life Coaching program with Lindsay Preston. I am getting quite a few comments or questions from friends who are intrigued, but don’t know if Life Coaching is for them. It is. If you think you have more to get or give out of life, then you do. If you’re feeling stuck in your current business or life, then it’s time. It’s time to stop drinking away the feelings, shopping away the fears, hanging out with the wrong people, becoming a zombie in front of your TV, or Ipad, or whatever. Stop the madness people!! Sure it’s a “quick fix” but as Taylor Swift says, (and Lindsay uses the term bullet holes for a reason!) “bandaids don’t fix bullet holes.
In my last blog post, I opened up and shared some of my icky memories from my life. I didn’t share what the feelings (bullet holes) caused, but we are going to work on fixing them. The behaviors I have accepted in my past and allowed to continue into my present (and would most likely have allowed in my future) will be no more!! Unfortunately Lindsay doesn’t have a magic wand, but she sure seems like a fairy godmother to me!! Week 4 was a tough one for me. I had to face myself and take a quick assessment to see how many things I still tolerate in my life. Out of a list of 20, you guys–I put up with 10. TEN!! (one example is “it is easy for me to say no to people.) I consider myself a strong and independent woman, and this just broke me. I started recognizing patterns in my life that I’m not happy with…and guess what? I have the power to change. Yup. It’s not going to be easy, but oh I can feel it’s going to be worth its weight in gold!
Another thing we had to look at was how we are meeting our needs. Based on what needs we feel that we need to fulfill, we have created some goals and habits on how to reach them. Not going to lie, this is the part that is firing me up. I am not sharing my 21 day habits yet, but once I am in my routine, I will for sure share them and let you know how they’re going. I have 3 that I will be doing daily for 21 days and I’ve been playing around with them and it’s feeling amazing already.
I have got to say the best and biggest advice/tool that I have learned has still got to be journaling. Lindsay was pretty strict on this saying that we really need to write for 30 minutes a day, and I will be honest…I kind of doubted that it would really be that helpful. (oops) and what I have found out, is that by writing (not blogging, but in a personal space) I am giving my IMG a voice. She can cry, rant, scream, swear, and be as negative and mad as she wants…and you know what happens then? My authentic self started shining through–just like the sun shining after a terrible storm. I swear there were rainbows.
I feel like I can breathe.
I see my future, I feel my present and I am so damn loving to myself right now, you guys, I went and bought a new bikini at Target today. I loved on myself and all of my flaws. My soft belly, my stretchmarks, my less than perky post-breastfeeding boobs. I embraced what I saw, and high-fived my damn self. I’m not perfect, but this is HUGE for me. I don’t talk about my physical body imperfections much and I do try to stay healthy, but I will say usually my IMG tears me to shreds. So the cellulite on the back on my legs? It’s there. But I know my strong muscles help me crush each and every day that I am alive.
So although my inner work has been, well, work, there is something almost magical happening. I wish for every woman to feel this. The more we can love and accept all of ourselves, the less we would get mad at strangers on the internets, or having squabbles in real life. I am becoming a better mom, wife, woman every day. I feel it in my bones. Success isn’t a straight onward and upward motion. I know that there will be a few steps forward and one step back. It’s when I’m stepping back, that I am getting calm, focusing on what needs to be changed, so that I can go even further. Now, I’ve done this time and time again by myself, but having an actual coach to work with me through this, is making all of the difference. *cue the song…Don’t believe me just watch.
If this is something you’re craving, just take a chance. See how amazing you can feel; if you’re not feeling that amazing…I’ve been there sister, I know it’s not fun. There is a way and you can find it. Perhaps you’re reading this right now thinking, what if? Just take the leap. Take Lindsay’s FREE assessment and get on that phone with her. Shen won’t change your life, but she will coach you to do it yourself. Don’t forget to use the code JENN20 if you want to save $20 on the Life Luvers course!!