4 Myths

Four Myths
For the past week I’ve been going through survey responses one by one from my community of followers (see a few of the comments), and noticed an opportunity to myth-bust. Cuz my community (YOU) are too dang awesome to buy into self-limiting or sabotaging myths ūüėČ
 
Feel free to add your two cents HERE
 
So, let’s bust some myths…
 
Myth: If I cannot exercise, I cannot lose weight.
Truth: you CAN lose weight without exercise! (Don’t let this be your excuse to having the health you desire!) In fact, I ask my clients not worry about exercise for the first several months (unless it’s already part of their routine). Why? Because it truly isn’t meant to be a primary weight loss strategy. Exercise is for toning, muscle building, deeper sleep and to generally feel better. Awesome news, right? Exercise is merely an addition to the other elements that truly create sustainable, lasting weight loss. And, it can be awesome fun and a way to self express (at least the way I do it, with treadmill dancing, making up my own resistance moves, hanging from jungle gyms and upside down stretching lol!).
 
Myth: I want to help others but I cannot until I’ve healed myself.
Truth: You don’t need to have it all figured out or be 100% healthy in order to be a valuable asset for others. In fact, personal life experience is the #1 thing that makes a coach effective. When I first started working with clients, I definitely didn’t have it all figured out (the truth is no one does!). Though I had come a long way, I was still learning and healing. There were plenty of times I doubted myself. Yet I knew more than most, and was able to provide substantial value. And more importantly, in my heart I KNEW I was meant to do this work, that my struggles had a bigger purpose beyond my own life. My experiences were to gain the firsthand knowledge, empathy, and understanding that makes such a difference with my clients.
 
My personal experience taught me FAR more than I learned from ALL the schooling, health curriculums, workshops, or certifications. And now I know TONS…but by no means have it all figured out. I’m always learning.
 
Bottom line: don’t let “I’m not in perfect health myself” be your excuse for ignoring your calling!
 
Myth: “I’ve failed”.
Truth: This one is about mindset. Failure is a judgement, a label that, let’s face it, really doesn’t get us anywhere. The truth is, every time we try we learn something, get more clarity about what’s important (or not important) to us. We learn what works or what doesn’t work. We get additional info.
 
So was it really failure? You get to choose!
 
Myth: I don’t know where to start.
Truth: Yes, there’s a lot going on in your life. Yes, with all the conflicting information it can be hard to sort through it all. It can feel overwhelming and there will be times you feel stuck – it’s part of life.
 
One thing I see with those who come to me is that CONFUSION CAN BE AN EXCUSE – something you can point to as a reason you haven’t dealt with something in your life.
 
When you allow yourself the time and space to be quiet and listen, the answers are there. When you pay attention, the signs will be there – when you are too rushed or preoccupied, you’ll miss them. Maybe it’s multiple people mentioning the same book or podcast, maybe it’s a feeling, maybe it’s the same persistent health coach who keeps showing up in your in-box or on Facebook (wink). Part of it is trusting yourself, trusting the Universe, trusting the process. You are exactly where you need to be to get the lessons that will take you to the next level. Choose to step out of confusion and.just.start.
Loving you, Marcie
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