From relying on food stamps, reacting to my surprise pregnancy in a Starbucks bathroom, dealing with my fear of being homeless as a single mom to starting my own business, moving into my new home, and celebrating $200,000 in revenue,
PHEW…it has been quite the journey, to say the least. This episode, I am sharing the entire inside scoop. I shared how I went from a lack and why-me victim mentality to taking back my power and entering into an overflow of abundance, and assurance.
I also share the driving factor that turned it all around. This is a really juicy one.
Highlights: Sharing my backstory, like many others, brings to mind the well-known metaphor of the iceberg, because all we see is the tip of the iceberg, but there’s so much happening beyond the depths of the ocean that we do not see.
This is exactly how we see a lot of other people’s success, especially when it comes to social media where it’s one big highlight reel; very rarely do we get to find out the details of everything it took to get to that moment. I genuinely believe that there’s so much power in being transparent in sharing your story and allowing it to impact others; especially when you share what you learned from it.
I’ve always been very transparent and vulnerable with my story; It’s actually how I started my platform.
I want to be able to share the takeaways, the ups and downs, the uncertainty and fear, and the transformation to now feeling like I’m living my life in complete alignment. One of my biggest takeaways: The ‘why me?’ mentality is a theme that continued to rear its ugly head over and over in my life.
Starting from that moment as a first-year college student in a Starbucks bathroom when I discovered I was pregnant. Rather than taking responsibility for everything that’s happened in my life, my focus was “why is this happening to me?”What you tell yourself, your thoughts, your belief system, and your values are powerful.
They influence your actions, your decisions,
your words, your relationships, and basically your entire life.
There are so many things I wish I could go back and tell my 19-year-old-self-affirming and positive thoughts that I just didn’t believe then because I was so young.By getting the help I needed, I was able to reframe the negative and critical thoughts I had towards myself, and recondition the way that I was viewing my life.
That’s where I felt like I started regaining my power, my confidence, my self-belief, and ultimately taking responsibility for my life.
All I had to do was give myself permission to be me. I had to lose my old identity in order to receive the new one.
Switching my mentality from “Why is this happening to me?
Why me? Woe is me. Take pity on me. Why is this happening in my life?” to “Alright, what can I learn from this? Why is this happening for me?
Because the truth is, life is not happening to you; it is happening for you.
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