I opened the door and hurried to my chair, a cool 15 mins late, but I wasn’t the only one. Over the next hour the last few stragglers trickled in. However, It was clear they had started RIGHT on time, as the trainer was already in the midst of speaking. His name was Rodrigo and he was from Mexico City, I will never forget.
Over the next several hours we painstakingly went over the ground rules for the weekend which included things like: NO food and drink in the room, NO bathroom breaks during sessions, and NO being late.
All I could think is “WTF did I get myself into?!”
I was in a dark place when I entered that room, consumed by my failing relationship and stagnant job. I knew I was a smart, ambitious woman. I’d proven that to myself over and over again. But I was resisting doing the things I knew I needed to do… break up that relationship, risk failure and rejection by starting a business, everything. It all felt like WAY too much for me to handle.
What unfolded over the next 5 days was magical.
Attending that transformational training changed my life. I ended up spending 6 months in the program learning and beginning a personal growth journey that I continue today.
When I started that journey on that fateful day in July 2015, the resistance I had in my life felt insurmountable and all consuming. It looked like hours (or days) of endless tears and moments of deep and extreme self-doubt whenever I tried to take a risk.
Slowly and surely I overcame that resistance. I started my business and broke up that relationship. One foot in front of the other as my momentum grew.
This week I realized I’m experiencing resistance again, only it’s not as obvious as it once was. I’ve turned in the fits of endless tears for something more mild, overwhelm, procrastination, avoidance, and I’ll be honest with you, I know exactly why this is happening. I have a new 12 month 1:1 program in my heart to launch, but it’s scary.
The reason I tell you all this, is because I want you to know that I face resistance, doubts and fear too. We are the same.
What may be different for me though, is how I view and handle the resistance, doubts and fear. I’ve invested thousands to learn and adopt a mindset that will get me through any obstacle. Without my mindset, I wouldn’t be here today.
This message goes beyond business. This message is about life. Any change you want to make starts with mindset, I promise you that.
Now the ball is in your court. Where are you going to take this message? What change do you desperately want to make in your life? Hit reply to let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
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Have an amazing weekend!
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