On the inside, you’re frustrated, overwhelmed, and exhausted living a life that doesn’t feel like all of you.
These questions play over and over in your mind...
If I’m so smart and successful, why do I feel so damn incomplete?
What am I missing?
How do I begin to make this change?
You are so done playing by everyone else’s rules, you want to make your own now.
And you are so done with settling. There has to be a better way to getting what YOU want and living a life you love.
You want to Get SET For Life and know that deep inside, you have the power to control and create a life that lights you up.
I have another secret to share with you...
I haven’t always been confident. Or healthy, or fit, or wealthy (debt -free), or living my absolute dream life. In fact, the first 25 years of my life looked very different than it does today.
- I was raised by a single mother who got pregnant when she was 17
- I grew up in poor neighborhoods, sometimes sitting in the dark because the electric bill wasn’t paid
- I watched my mother live paycheck-to-paycheck, cigarette to cigarette, and relationship-to-relationship...a fun-loving woman, but one who had no understanding of how she could control and change her destiny
- I ate a steady diet of Fanta soda and junk food, was often sick and had no awareness of nutrition, or knowledge of how much lifestyle affected my health
- I lacked self-confidence and battled destructive lifestyle habits for years
- I had no mentors, role models, or examples of what it meant to live a healthy lifestyle or to actually change myself from the inside out
- I had no one to teach me how to Get SET For Life
So...I taught myself.
I’ve discovered and applied principles, techniques, and strategies that have transformed every important relationship in my life...from health to money to men to manifesting my dream life, and becoming the best version of myself possible.
My journey began with health and fitness...
At 19, as a college freshman, I felt uncomfortable in my skin and desperately wanted to look like the fit and vibrant girls on campus. You know the ones: belly shirts, toned midriffs, yoga mat strapped to their back, drinking something bright green and healthy, and looking for all the world like their life was perfect...and to me it was!
Because I had no health mentor or role models to speak of, these fit and healthy girls, complete strangers, became my first source of inspiration and motivation.
From a desire came a decision, and from that decision
That's when I made my first decision to treat myself better. Looking back, I now know my spirit was craving not just wanting to look better, but to care better and to feel better.
I didn’t know what I was going to do exactly, but I knew within my soul that I needed to do something.
I decided (first with my health, and later with the rest of my life) that I would not be satisfied with average or doing what so many around me were doing with their life...settling. And simply going through the motions because it was “normal” or expected, and continuing to repeat the endless loop of coasting along, letting life just happen to me.
No, I was determined that I would make life happen for me.
So I began listening to the voice inside, the soft knowing whisper guiding me to one better choice at a time.
And I jumped right in by joining a gym and yoga studio and earning my first personal training certification that very same year.
A few years later, with growing confidence, I decided to leave a secure well-paying job to pursue my dreams of entrepreneurship, by becoming a licensed massage therapist and starting my first business out of my home. As my passion for health and wellness deepened, I’d go on to become a multi-certified fitness and nutrition coach for more than a decade, and now a Strategic Intervention Life Coach.
This journey, which began with one decision, led to an amazing side-effect discovery that I hadn’t previously known about myself...I had a natural ability to teach others in a way that made sense for them and got them life-changing results.
Has it all been perfect? Absolutely not!
At one point, even after I’d learned so much about taking care of myself and my health, I slid back into the habits that didn’t serve me, my body or my mind. Going through the motions, feeling like a lost version of myself, and falling back on other people’s expectations of what my life should look like.
I could no longer hear that guiding whisper. I’d drowned it out with all the noise, distractions, and resistance I was creating in my life...until finally, I decided to stop and listen again. I invited that voice to come out of the dark...to stop whispering and instead to tell me loudly and clearly exactly what it would have me do...how it would have me serve.
We fought, and we cried - that voice and I. And after exhausting every emotion, we came to an understanding– that TODAY, right then and there, I would stop making things more difficult for myself, and I would finally own who I really was.
That voice, that whisper…it was ME all along. It was my future self trying to get my attention. Or should I say, it was my present self who would no longer be ignored.
I realized that all along I had been avoiding fully committing to my real self because I knew it meant no more bullshit excuses.
I knew it meant I would need to hold myself to a higher standard, and that I could no longer hide behind my “potential."
Instead of waiting until I had "more of this," did "more of that," or was “less like this”... I just had to begin from where I was.