Make An Impact Monday – Hearing Loss

I don’t like to think I can’t do something. Telling me I can’t is basically just ensuring I do, I will…

But… the same way I couldn’t be in the military, I wouldn’t be very successful at being a telemarketer, bartender, customer service rep, waitress…. You know, jobs made INCREDIBLY difficult by a profound hearing loss.

For years I wondered how I was going to supplement my income to get myself out of debt and my student loans paid. With such limited options, I never felt like anything was really a good fit, and the only one that was – retail – would mean working all weekend like I did in my teens and 20’s.

And I considered it, but I weighed it out – was it worth it to sacrifice weekends and having free time for my family and friends? It might be better financially, but spiritually and emotionally, was it worth it? My heart told me no.

So I kept looking.

I truly felt trapped, with minimal options, all because my ears don’t work so well. That was a hard pill to swallow sometimes.

I kinda fell on this opportunity by accident. It was never supposed to be a way to supplement my income, until it was. I went into it wanting a discount. But something shifted and I asked myself “was this the opportunity for someone with seemingly limited options like myself?”

This opportunity has touched and enriched my life in so many ways, from keeping me accountable to unearthing my self esteem and my confidence, empowering me, and helping to supplement income, so I could get out of debt.

I have long said that I totally understand how people who haven’t lost a major sense can’t fully relate to the additional layer of struggles and frustrations someone who HAS suffered such a loss faces. So I understand that some people may balk when I say there aren’t as many opportunities, or that this is the best one for me. It is. And I want to show more people that it could be the opportunity for them too.

Helping people has helped ME.

It’s incredibly powerful to go from feeling trapped, like I CAN’T do something, to feeling like I CAN, to finding a way to make it work, and taking control of my future, instead of letting my ears hold me back. I am grateful for my steel-will, modern technology, patient friends, family and teammates, and the ABILITY to FIND a way.

Obstacles are your opportunity 😉

Thankful Thursday – Opportunity

I really love the coaching opportunity because in a world full of things I can’t control and don’t enjoy, Coaching allows me to control several facets of my life, fuel my feel-good tank by helping OTHERS feel good, and I ENJOY helping people, I ENJOY keeping myself accountable, I ENJOY my groups, team-building, and biz powwows, team calls and all the other fun stuff!

Oh, and making some extra cash to pay off debt and do MORE good in the world with? YEAH, I enjoy that! Just being honest! 🙂

When you find something you enjoy doing, it doesn’t feel like WORK. And feeling like you are in control of some things? THAT is a pretty awesome feeling!

Have YOU ever thought about taking control of YOUR life?

Truthbomb Tuesday – You Can’t Do This Alone

I had no choice, so I went all in after I was diagnosed with Diabetes.
I was stressed out. Terrified. Clueless as to where to begin. Lost… I had confidence in my ability to rise above, like I have with everything else, but I had no idea how any of this had happened.
So I just started EMBRACING…
I embraced cleaner eating.
I embraced moving my body – in whatever way – more days than not.
I embraced educating myself about foods (which really only made me want to learn more, and I am actively planning to go back to school for it!)
I embraced trying new things that could help – one of those being Shakeology (she of the former mindset “I don’t DO shakes”, haha).
I embraced the intense need to work on my mindset, which would in turn help everything (and I DO MEAN EVERYTHING) else.
I embraced the change.
And, probably one of the most important parts of this… I joined a community of ladies doing the same thing – we were, and are, down in the trenches together daily. And that’s been a game changer. Because of these groups… these ladies… these beacons of support…
I push through each day. Growing. Getting stronger. Going after what I want. Doing what I need to do to be the best possible version of ME.
I could have fallen victim to my circumstances, but I chose to rise above them. I am just a regular girl playing the hell out of the cards she was dealt – just like you, all I can do is show up and do my best.
But I will tell you one thing – you CANNOT do this alone. You NEED a tribe, a support network, a place to hold you accountable to the promises you made to yourself.
There IS strength in numbers.

Think About It Thursday – Opportunity

Are you SHINING as brightly as you could be?

When you go to bed at night, do you sleep well, feeling satisfaction, content, and HAPPY with where your life is?

No? Then it’s time for a change, wouldn’t you say?

Curious if Beachbody is the change you need? Let’s chat! No, I won’t beg you, or pressure you, or swear it’s for you if it wouldn’t actually be a good fit – I will simply listen to your needs, and we can see if this solution fits those needs, pressure-free!

Mindset Monday – Change Your Life

Sick of where you are in life? Want more, want better, want change? First, you have to change YOURSELF , and to do THAT, you need to change your MINDSET.

Hands down, your mindset is your biggest OBSTACLE, but also your greatest ASSET, when its one of POSITIVITY, not negativity.

Having a positive, growth mindset is the secret to changing your life… successful people, people who change their lives around, they are OPEN to new approaches and are WILLING to experiment with new solutions. They don’t box themselves in, they stay open to the possibility that if they want something bad enough, there IS a way, they just have to FAIL FORWARD until they discover it.

If you can get your mindset right, it will greatly help everything else – I speak from a lot of experience here!

Thursday Thoughts – Have You Ever…

Have you ever wondered what it truly feels like to feel good? To feel loved, accepted, and encouraged? To be, and feel, AUTHENTIC?

When I signed up for Beachbody – first as a customer, then as a Coach – I thought it was just gonna be a couple of people basically telling me to suck it up and workout, etc etc blah blah… I was SUPER nervous I was gonna be called on the carpet, so to speak. I honestly didn’t know it was gonna become one of the smartest decisions I made.

It goes SO incredibly far beyond just a team of people telling me to go get that workout done, on the days I don’t want to. On ANY given day, these people rally for and with you. It’s a tribe that helps you have breakthroughs… shows you what really matters… picks you up when you may get down… is just THERE – a source of love and light when we need it the most.

My team has gone above and beyond to help with my mindset, my confidence, insecurities I didn’t even know I HAD… all while showing me that all the world wants, and needs, is for ME to be ME.

Have you ever had a HUGE team of people just encouraging you to be every beautiful, amazing, phenomenal ounce of YOU? Because I have. And there are probably no words to encapsulate how truly amazing that is. And it helps you feel good, about yourself, your life, and your mission – your WHY.

And when you feel good, and confident, and healthy, and happy, and secure… you want others to feel that way too! And this is why, through the highs and lows, the tears and the smiles, through it ALL – this is why I push to better myself as a person, and as a Coach. It’s definitely not always easy, because life doesn’t quite work that way. But it is worth it.

Because it feels good to feel good, and it feels great to help OTHERS feel good.

Does that sound like something you might enjoy? Because opportunity presents itself! Want to chat more about it or check out our online Coach Sneak Peek?

Come see if this is what you need to really feel GOOD about yourself, and pay that feeling forward!

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Take a Chance Tuesday – Wanna be your own boss?

Have you every wanted to make a supplemental income? Be your own boss? Help others? Get into the best shape of your life? Consider becoming a Beachbody coach!

Sometimes the best things in life are simple – this is one of them! I make my own hours, which means things that need my priority don’t get neglected. I drink my Shakeology, I do my workout, and I share my story with others (in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, my story might inspire someone else). I sell nothing. I share, and allow people to connect and see if what works for me can work for them.
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Is it easy? I mean, if I am being honest, no, it’s not easy to be 100% transparent and put yourself out there. But it IS worth it. There are no words to describe the feeling that comes when someone who previously felt HOPELESS, comes to you and thanks you for helping them how to feel HOPEFUL again. For helping them realize their POTENTIAL. For showing them how STRONG they are.
It’s a bonus that helping others helps keep ourselves accountable on our own journeys, and give us the financial freedom and freedom of time we so desire. The real reward here is making a difference and helping the quality of someone’s life!
You could be your own boss, too! You in? Let’s chat!

Thursday Thoughts – There is Ability in every Disability

I don’t like to think I can’t do something. Telling me I can’t is basically just ensuring that I do, I will…

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With a profound hearing loss, unfortunately, sometimes “I can’t” FEELS true. This hasn’t stopped me from trying, like the time I insisted on taking a foreign language in HS and failed epically (ever tried to learn a foreign language being almost deaf? NOT. EASY.)
The same has rang true for some jobs, the same way I couldn’t be in the military, I wouldn’t be very successful at being a telemarketer, bartender, customer service rep, waitress…. You know, jobs made incredibly difficult by the loss of such a major sense.
And I will admit that I fret about this for many years – how I was going to supplement my income to get myself out of debt and my student loans paid. With such limited options, I never felt like anything was really a good fit, and the only one that was – retail (and even then, had its dicey moments) – would mean basically working all weekend. And I considered it, but I weighed it out – was it worth it to sacrifice weekends and having free time for my family and friends? It might be better financially but spiritually and emotionally, was it worth it? My heart told me no.
So I kept looking.
I kinda fell on this Beachbody Coach opportunity by accident, sort of. It was never supposed to be a way to supplement my income, until all of a sudden it was. I went into it wanting a discount. But something shifted and I realized, ESPECIALLY due to how accessible Beachbody makes its events and trainings and materials for those with a hearing impairment, coupled with how I needed to get and keep MYSELF and my DIABETES under control… was this the perfect opportunity for someone with seemingly limited options like myself?
The short answer is HELL YES. This opportunity has touched and enriched my life in so many ways, from keeping me accountable to unearthing my self esteem and my confidence, empowering me, and filling a need for someone who desperately wanted to supplement her income, to get out of debt, but truly felt trapped with minimal options, all because her ears don’t work.
I have long said that I totally understand how people who haven’t lost a major sense can’t fully relate to the additional layer of struggles and frustrations someone who HAS suffered such a loss faces. So I understand that some people may balk when I say there aren’t as many opportunities, or that this is the best one for me. It is. And I want to show more people that it could be the opportunity for them too.
It’s incredibly powerful to go from feeling trapped, and like I CAN’T do something, to feeling like I CAN, finding a way to make it work, and taking control of my future, instead of letting my ears hold me back. I am grateful for that steel-will. modern technology, patient friends, family and teammates, and the ABILITY to FIND a way.
After all, I can do anything a hearing person can do, except hear.