Raise your hand if you’ve been in therapy or thought you needed therapy. I’m willing to bet you’re raising your hand!
Well sister, I’ve had therapy multiple times throughout my life and left every time without feeling like my life improved in any way. Nine times out of 10 I left with a prescription of anti-depressants and a hole in my heart.
If you’ve had similar experiences, I have a solution for you. Let me introduce LIFE COACHING, in the form of Lindsay Preston. In just 21 days she has changed my life in so many positive ways.
What is a life coach?
A life coach is someone who helps you work through issues to improve your professional and personal life.
The life-coaching industry is actually a growing industry and one I look forward to seeing expand. I honestly believe it can change people’s lives in ways therapy just can’t do. Don’t believe me? Read this article!
Lindsay Preston is a multi-certified life coach that has gone through her own struggles and come out the other side a new and improved person. She can talk the talk because she’s walked the walk.
I found Lindsay and her coaching courses quite by accident! I purchased an Ultimate Bundles productivity bundle and she had a course in there that I subscribed to. Not too long after that, I received an email discussing her Life Luvers Challenge. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to take it. I’ve felt a little stuck lately and thought it might help.
Lindsay doesn’t just accept anyone because she wants to make sure you’re ready for the work and fit the profile she works best with. You’ll participate in an online assessment and if you seem like a good fit, you’ll have a one-on-one call with Lindsay to discuss it even further.
I was super nervous about the call but not quite sold on whether or not I wanted to invest in it. About halfway through the call, I knew I was sold. In just 10 minutes she had me digging so deep into what I wanted to change and how badly I wanted it, I was fighting back tears. After I hung up the phone, I sat there for a few minutes in shock at how I spoke so openly with this stranger. It’s because Lindsay makes you feel safe in a vulnerable moment. Not everyone can do that, but she can.
During that phone call, she had me realize I’m quite motivated and goal driven, but something happens and I self-sabotage. If I don’t figure out why I continually do this I will never succeed. I need to make some life changes and I’m ready.
What is the Life Luvers Challenge all about?
The Life Luvers Challenge is a 21-day course for go-getter women who are ready to create a life they love. It teaches you how to create a goal that aligns with your values and how to accomplish it with the support you need to get there. You learn how to overcome the crap that’s weighing you down and claim a life that you know you deserve. You only need to commit about 30 minutes a day for 21 days and I promise you it’s so worth it.
My 21-Day Goal
At the beginning of the course, we create a 21-day goal that we want to work on. I created mine and for about a day I marinated on it. Then something occurred to me. I was not rising up to the challenge. I made a goal that was way too easy. It was something I could easily accomplish and wouldn’t challenge me at all. So, I called myself out on it and created a goal that will be a challenge for
the next year the rest of my life.
I created a goal of losing 60 pounds in the next year.
There I said it. Out loud. For all the world to see in writing. Do you know how hard that was?
Obviously, that isn’t something that I can accomplish in 21 days, so the goal I chose for the challenge was to log all of my meals for the next 21 days to create awareness of my choices.
At the completion of the challenge, I’m happy to admit I reached my goal of logging all of my meals. I’m also back on the WW train. I attend meetings once a week, as well as weekly, weigh-ins. So far, it’s going really well and it’s something I plan on doing for the rest of my life.
If you don’t know this about me, I’m a serial Weight Watcher. My first go at it I lost 100 pounds, made Lifetime, ran marathons, and was on top of the world. But I didn’t work on the inside. This time around, I’m fixing the inside and the outside will just fall into place.
My biggest takeaways
The things I’m taking away from this course will forever change my life. I will be able to take what I’ve learned and incorporate them into my daily life over and over again.
My Inner Mean Girl (IMG) Did you know that we each have an IMG???!!!!! This has been my biggest takeaway, by far. My IMG has really done a number on me. She is strong, fierce, and relentless. But I am stronger and now that I’m aware of her, she doesn’t stand a chance. The IMG is basically your ego, the inner voice in your head that keeps you small. She’s negative, doubting, and only loves conditionally. Everyone’s IMG has their own personality and learning how to become aware of her is something you’ll learn in the course. Mine is a doubter, mixed with a little bit of pleaser and avoider. Once I was aware of what she was saying to me I was shocked at how incredibly mean she was to me and just how much I was listening to her.
I also gained a better understanding of my IMG when I realized she was just trying to protect me from failure, embarrassment, and disappointment. She was just being very narrow-minded about it.
Counting My Wins How many of you actually take the time to count your wins? Why is that, do you think? Lindsay taught us the importance of counting and writing our wins and even celebrating them. She taught us the different types of wins (inside and outside) and how to start to recognize them. Y’all!!!!! This has been life changing for me. I feel like I’ve missed out on recognizing so many wins because I wasn’t looking for them. Here are some examples:
- Deciding to only have positive clients in my life, I walked away from a client that fed into my IMG too much and that exact same day I had a super positive person reach out to me about writing for her blog.
- We needed nearly $400 to help pay for an SAT prep course that we didn’t have. That exact same day my husband received a random bonus at work for $400.
- I created quarterly goals for my business, broken down into months. My goal for May was to have 2 clients. After forgetting that was even hanging on my vision board, I glanced at it May 2. Y’all, I booked my second client the day before, on May 1st.
- Pulling out of my driveway one morning, I happened to glance up and saw that I left my light on in my office. I thought to myself, that’s where I’m going to make it happen (create my own business… I get up before going into work every morning and work on it in some way). At that exact moment, my Apple Watch vibrated with a message, Make It Happen.
This might sound woo woo to you, but for me, it’s real. My life is changing for the better.
Learning About My Strengths
Everyone has their own unique strengths. Learning to utilize those strengths to work in your favor definitely takes work. Just because they’re your strengths doesn’t mean you will automatically use them to the best of your ability. They can also work against you as a weakness if you let them.
In this course, you’ll learn about your top 5 strengths and how to live in the balcony of those strengths and not the basement. Read more about my strengths here.
For example, one of my strengths is Achiever. Being an achiever will definitely help me with seeing things through and wanting to always be working on something. But it can also backfire if I don’t learn how to say no or burn the candle at both ends by taking on too much. See how that works?
Learning About My Authentic Self
Your authentic self (AS) is the person you are meant to be. There are certain blocks I’ve created in my life to keep me from accomplishing that. For me, they are my weight, self-confidence, finances, and guilt of the past. All these things are from situations or decisions I’ve made in the past and I need to learn to let that go and move on.
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.
For me, this has been LIFE CHANGING. I’ve only just started to recognize those bullet holes, much less start to heal them. It will definitely take some work, but it will be worth it in the end.
What would I have missed had I not taken the course?
- I wouldn’t have stood up to my IMG and re-joined WW
- I wouldn’t have learned how to change my mindset
- I wouldn’t have taken the time or even realized how to notice wins
- I wouldn’t have learned how to align my goals with my values/intentions
- I wouldn’t have learned how much waking up to a 15-minute positive filled video every morning would help change my life
Are YOU ready to make a change in your life? Are YOU ready to live the life you deserve? If the answer is yes, then you need Lindsay’s course, the Life Luvers Challenge in your life.
As a special treat, Lindsay has graciously given me a code I can share with my readers for $20 off the challenge. At checkout use the code SHELLY20 to save $20!
This is not an affiliate link and I won’t receive any compensation if you join. This is just me sharing something awesome with my readers! If you have any questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to reach out!