It was about 2 years ago. I woke up in the middle of the night, grabbing my throat and trying to catch my breath. I thought I was dying. I could not breath or get any air. My husband would wake up with me. This would happen every couple weeks and Paul would grab me to help calm me down. It took a while but I would eventually fall back asleep. I was very scared.
This was the same time when I would walk around the house telling Paul, “I think I have brain tumor”. I would be holding the back of my head trying to relieve myself from the pain. This was getting out of control, he thought the same.
What was my problem? I’ll tell you some of it:
- Stressed, suffered from anxiety (self-diagnosis but I’m pretty damn sure I hit the nail in the head)
- Trying to grow my business globally but didn’t know how
- My mom was very ill, dying in fact and I had strained relationships with family members
- Built a brand new beautiful home…..bigger bills which caused more stress on our family
- Trying to raise well-rounded children and worrying if I am making the right choices
- Traveled quite a bit to help with family and took a toll on my own immediate family and business (I lost some clients),
- I think I went through some depression during this…NO, I know I did.
- My “to do” list never got shorter and drove me crazy. I felt like I was drowning with my schedule and the kids
- I had NO work-life balance in my life
- The list goes on about more and more pain
One day, I had enough. I put my big girl pants on, booked a 2 night stay in Maryland and attended The Personal Training Institute East Convention to figure out what the hell I was going to do with my life. I WAS STUCK.
I was looking for a sign…..right…..like that really happens…well, it did. Here’s what happened;
I went to lecture after lecture trying to figure out my next move. Was it going to be opening up a brick and mortar studio? Would it be to leave the industry completely that I have been in for over 30 years? Change careers? Would it be to get a new certification and try something new?
By the end of the second day, I was practically in tears heading to my last lecture. I did not have a sign. I was out of energy and “gumption” (as my dad puts it) and wanted to just give up. I sat in the last seat of the last row. I took my phone out to tell Paul I’ll be home in 2 hours and I’m miserable. Buy me the Half Baked Ben and Jerry’s! I am going to drown my sorrows in ice cream.
Then he started to speak.
I have to admit, I went to his lecture for only 2 reasons. 1. The title intrigued me, it was about online opportunities and 2. He was Italian.
I felt like a spotlight was on me during his entire lecture. And then I felt like he was speaking to me, directly. I wanted to jump out of my seat and scream, “Vito, I know you came here to speak to me.” But I didn’t because I knew I would probably get weird looks from everyone.
This feeling was a fire in my belly that was starting to burn. I haven’t had this fire ignited in years. It was clear what I needed to do. I waited until everyone left and spoke with him. I needed him in my life. I wanted to hire him on the spot as my mentor. I haven’t felt this way in a long time and I didn’t want it to end. I hired Vito as my mentor and life coach.
Fast forward 8 months. I dove in head first and created a brand where I can help women who are stuck but have that fire in their belly and want it ignited. Vito brought out in me an entire new purpose. I realized that my life experiences could help motivate others to do the same. Get unstuck and kick ass in life.
Is that you? Well, if so, I have a question for you. Are you going to add fuel to that fire or is it going to stay on the pilot light the rest of your life?
If you can relate to any of these feelings, sign up for the call this Sunday, December 3 at 8pm. Click the link below…
You DO NOT want to miss this, I will be giving away $100 worth of lessons that someone will win and an offer that will only happen on this call because my brand is just beginning.
Hope to see you there,