Last week I was standing on the edge of a bridge with a client of mine, she flew in for a one day personal transformation retreat with me. We were throwing rocks into the river 25 feet below. On each heavy stone she had written a word that summed up one thing that used to weigh her down in her career, relationships and health that she no longer struggles with.
Another, splash, thud, and she felt the weight she has carried around for over 10 years sink away, washed clean.
But, none of this would have meant jack squat if we hadn't done something really important first: Help her get over what other people thought of her.
And that didn't just happen in the moment her burdensome graffiti clad rocks broke the surface.
Ever achieved something, reached a goal or level of success and then look around and realized afterwards that you don’t feel better for long? Not really anyway. That same small aching knot in your tummy is there before you go to bed.
And you think, “What’s wrong with me, I have so much to be thankful for, why can’t I just be ok with what I’ve got? Other people are worse off, have major hardships, and I can’t just be content?!”
I’ve been there, many of us have. In fact, almost every high powered client I’ve had has been there. But we rarely talk about it, because we’re embarrassed, or too flushed with heat and discomfort every time we really sit still with it.
So we shop, or drink, or binge on social media or work harder to distract ourselves. But in quiet moments, when we are alone, tha...
Do you have the guts to do what it takes to live your best life? I’m not talking figuratively here -- I mean literally -- are your bowels in order?
80% of our immune system is housed within our gut. EIGHTY PERCENT!! Or if you prefer your information delivered to you pinkies up...the gastrointestinal system plays a key role in the complex mechanisms of immunoregulation.
So if your gut health is compromised it’s pretty safe to assume that you aren’t feeling your best. And if you aren’t feeling your best how are you suppose to enjoy the quality of your life or be the top performer at your job?
When working with my clients I usually start by investigating their digestive track before moving on to other areas of their life. And not just because I still have the humor of a 6 year old -- fart...
You know that feeling of excitement you get when you start a new job, decide to pick-up a new hobby or start dating someone for the first time?You can’t stop telling everyone about it and you invest a lot of money into a new wardrobe or supplies.
You feel fueled by a new found love for life only to find that after a few months you’ve come crashing down from your high, completely unmotivated to continue on.
This is called the dip. The crash. The “now what the hell do I do?”.
Seth Godin coined the term "The Dip" in his New York Times bestseller of the same name. It resonated so deeply with me that I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.
The dip is the point where you are faced with a tough decision -- quit entirely or forge ahead to higher, more stable, more successful ground.