In the last couple of posts Iíve been sharing resources such as recipes, books, blogs and pod-casts that have been enriching my life. As I was pondering what to share next, I realized that Iíve left out the one resource that has had by far the biggest impact on my life.
That resource is coaching.
I was first introduced to coaching when I started my business. I found myself stuck and frustrated because I couldnít figure out how to connect with potential clients. I thought I could read some books and figure it out on my own. I was wrong. I ended up working with a business coach who helped me clarify my message and take some risks that paid off. My business grew and I started having more fun.
After I had my son, I struggled with post-partum depression. Instead of seeking professional help I tried to ďfix myselfĒ but eventually realized that I could only get so far on my own. Enter an amazing life coach who specialized in new Moms. She helped me breathe hope and joy back into my life by challenging the beliefs I had about myself and giving me fun actionable assignments.
Before I started working with coaches I relied on will-power and fear to drive me forward toward my goals. When my will-power ran out I was left feeling exhausted, hopeless and depressed. In my eyes I was a failure.
I am forever grateful for all the coaching Iíve received and I continue to be coached. Coaches help me identify whatís really getting in my way. Spoiler alert; Itís usually me. They also hold me accountable for taking the necessary actions so that Iím living my best life.
A big part of living my best life is being a coach and a Holistic Nutrition Consultant. I love helping women uncover their beliefs surrounding food, health and mind-set that are holding them back.
Here are some of the most common beliefs Iíve heard from clients and myself.
- I canít stick to a diet because I lack will-power.
- This brownie/glass of wine will make me feel better.
- Cooking is difficult.
- Eating healthy takes a lot of time.
- My life will be better if I lose those last 10 pounds/baby weight.†
Which of these statements are true and which ones are myths? The answers may surprise you.
Stay tuned for Part 2 where I share the truth about food, nutrition, mind-set and what really trips up women.
Canít wait to find out the answers? Have some beliefs surrounding food that you arenít sure are true?