My Journey So Far
In fact, I wasn’t ready to stop. I knew I had learned so many valuable lessons and that there was even more to learn. That’s why I decided to keep going with Lindsay Preston and take her Unstoppable Woman course. When you finish a course on such a high, you aren’t willing to stop there!
I’m only 1/3 of the way through the course but wanted to share my journey and what I’ve learned so far.
THE START OF BECOMING UNSTOPPABLE
The beginning of the course goes over all the tools you need to have in your “tool belt” for success. Things like counting your wins, journal writing, do you time, and mantras. I know what you’re probably thinking <insert eye roll>, “that is not going to help me. I’ve tried it before, and it never works.” I know, I know…. I was right there with you, rolling my eyes. “Oh great, just one more thing to add to my already busy day.” BUT you’ve never done those things with Lindsay’s guidance. She has a way of making you see how life changing those things can be. And once you start using those tools, THEY WORK!
One of the most eye-opening things in the first module, was an assessment to rate the different areas of fulfillment in your life. Wow. After taking the assessment, I realized I had a lot of work to do!
Using this assessment as a guide, you then create 2 BIG 90-day goals (the course is 90-days). My goals are:
- To build my VA business
- To pay off a credit card
Keep in mind, I’ve broken down exactly how I’m going to accomplish these goals using the S.M.A.R.T method (but I’m going to keep those details to myself for now). Both of these goals will get me closer to living a life I love. They are hard, but within reach. And friends, I’m only 1/3 of the way through this course and I can already tell you I’m VERY close to completing goal 1 and I already completed goal 2!!!!! The work you do in this course is REAL. Want to know how I’m doing this? KEEP READING!
Bullet Holes is Lindsay’s term for a learned behavior that is caused by something that has happened to us, usually in childhood. When you tap into what your personal bullet holes are, you can begin to heal them. Your IMG is also feeding those holes and will continue to do so until they are healed.
I had a one-on-one call with Lindsay to help me come up with a list of at least 20 bullet holes. I was really nervous about this call, but in order to move forward, you have to look at what’s holding you back.
My overall theme for bullet holes is that I’m not worthy or enough.
That hurts to see, written out for all the world to read.
I would never want someone I loved to feel that way. So, why has it been ok for me to feel that way about myself? That’s why I decided it’s time to start working on healing these bullet holes.
INNER MEAN GIRL
Next up, is a one-on-one call to learn more about your IMG. I wasn’t too nervous about this call, thinking I had the tough bullet holes call out of my way.
Y’all! I was so WRONG. This call was TOUGH.
My Inner Mean Girl is MEAN!!!!!!
This call was one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had. And I’ve had therapy on and off for years. All those hours in therapy were a waste a time. Spend a couple of hours with Lindsay and you’ll start to figure out who you are.
She had me talk to myself as my IMG. By the end I was a sobbing mess. When Lindsay asked me why, I answered, “I would never talk to one of my friends or someone I love that way”.
When we are more aware of how we speak to ourselves, we can start to shift out of that negative self-talk more often. Before you know it, you’ll be a mindset shifting machine!
Thankfully, after all that negative self-awareness, we then start to learn about our strengths. I just love this module because it’s something we rarely focus on. I wonder why that is? If we know where our strengths lie, we can live life in the balcony of those strengths.
I wish this was something that was taught in schools. Imagine how powerful that would be to learn what your strengths are as a teenager!
I had my oldest daughter take the Gallup Strengths Finder test like we do in Life Luvers and in Unstoppable. It was so awesome to see her reaction to learning more about her strengths! She has a bad habit of always saying, “I’m not good at anything”. That was why I wanted her to take the test. She needs to know that everyone is good at something. You just have to learn what that is sometimes.
3 21-DAY GOALS
We are now working on creating 3 new 21-day goals. The purpose of this is to help us reach our big 90-day goals (as they are to be aligned with those) and to give us momentum. The more momentum you have, the harder you want to work to reach your goals! My 3 new goals are:
- Writing my wins daily. I need to celebrate and notice my wins more often.
- Writing in my journal something I love about myself daily. This will help me feel worthy and appreciated. I shouldn’t have to wait for someone else to appreciate me!
- Get at least 10 minutes of exercise daily. I need to start incorporating exercise back into my routine and 10 minutes definitely seems doable.
THE POWER OF MANIFESTATION
I’ve always been someone who has been open to lots of different ways of thinking. I certainly was open to the thought of manifesting your future through mantras, goals, and journaling. But I was always a little skeptical.
I’m now NOT a skeptic. I’m a believer.
Let me tell you why.
One of my big 90-day goals was to pay off a credit card. It was a super lofty goal and one that I wasn’t entirely sure I could do.
I then decided I should also put a certain amount in savings to get ready for the fall. That’s when all of our taxes and back to school expenses happen. This just so happened to be the same amount that my credit card balance was. I just decided to save what I could and if I had any left over, I would apply it to the credit card.
I had a side project just land in my lap. One that I would never have had the confidence to agree to without this course, I might add. The money I am making from this side project is EXACTLY what I need to put money away in savings AND pay off the credit card.
What the what!?!
I get chills every time I think about it!
My journey so far has been full of a-ha moments. It really is like a light bulb going off!
As much as I fight journaling (not because I don’t want to, it’s just hard to take the time to do it), it really has been so helpful for me to have these a-ha moments.
After a bad day, I journaled about my feelings, and went to bed with nothing feeling resolved.
My very first thought upon waking up, was OMG! It’s not about me. It’s about xyz and her feelings. It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I’ve never had a revelation like that.
Another a-ha moment came the other day when I realized my pleaser IMG is keeping me from going for my big huge goal because I’m afraid it WILL work. I’m afraid that
if when it works, people will be mad at me for the changes it will make happen.
WHY I’M SHARING MY JOURNEY
There is no way I can go through such a life changing experience and NOT share it! I’m in no way an affiliate for this program and won’t gain anything monetary from sharing it.
I just want everyone to know how amazing Lindsay Preston and her programs are. I feel everyday I’m learning and growing into this Unstoppable Woman.
For more information about this program, visit Lindsay Preston or reach out to me!
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