How Telling My Story Made Me A Winner (and why you should tell yours)
In November 2018 I was one of 5 women to present on stage in front of an audience of over 700 Health & Life coaches sharing my personal story of transformation and success. As if this wasn't enough of an honor, I was voted the "most inspirational" by this audience of my peers and won $10K.
In order to become a finalist in this competition. I had to earn $10K solely as a coach over a specific 10 week time period starting at the end of July. Prior to that time I had been working with coaching clients but I had not yet created a consistent and thriving business that was bringing in steady income.
This challenge was held by my coaching school the Health Coach Institute where I was enrolled in an advanced coaching and business program called MASTERY. In this dual track program I was deepening my coaching skills to become a master level transformational coach and also doing the inner work that I needed to in order to take action as a heart centered entrepreneur in a way that was aligned and authentic with who I am and how I choose to show up in the world. I transformed my ”starving artist” money mindset and had an incredible “AHA” moment at a retreat that I attended where I realized that I was not using ALL of my talents and gifts yet to move my business forward and to become the powerful coach and successful entrepreneur that I am today.
One of the greatest takeaways for me after winning was knowing the impact of my story and how many individuals in the audience connected to what I shared. When I was preparing for the finals, I had so many doubts and felt self-conscious that my story wasn’t “enough” or that I didn’t have anything meaningful to say. I will never doubt myself or the value of sharing my truth and my self again.
Our stories are how we INSPIRE. Your life is an amazing journey that had brought you to this moment in time which is EXACTLY where you need to be. If this is difficult for you to see or believe that is understandable. It is not always easy to recognize that everything happens FOR you and not TO you. I am here to tell you that your story is what makes you uniquely you and is what will always set you apart.
Now I work with my clients to make sure that they are bringing all of the parts of themselves and their incredible life experiences into their businesses, relationships and health. Your desires and passions and SOUL PURPOSE have been with you from the start - your mission is to figure out how to live as your most beautiful and total authentic self and to bring that with you into everything you do.
Start by telling your story.