I went back for my MBA in 2011. When I first decided to go back to school to get my MBA, I was thinking about going to an online university but my VP at the time, said why don’t you go to ASU, you are a smart girl. When he said that, I had doubts if I was smart enough to go to ASU, my undergrad was from an online university and I was unsure I could cut it. It was really expensive, my company covered some of it, but I would have to pay half of it out of pocket. My Lizard brain was in full effect, you can’t afford it, you are going to flunk out, you are not good enough. But I did it anyway. I applied and started in the Executive MBA program at ASU. I graduated in 2013. Graduating gave me an education but for me, it was more, it showed me that I was resilient, that I could do hard things, that I was as smart as anyone, and I could sit at any table. I was good enough. These were all thoughts, and nothing more. I changed my thoughts about myself and it changed everything. That investment of my time and money was life-changing for me.
I have always known that I wanted to be a life coach. I have always loved to coach and watch transformation. I know this is my purpose. I have a vision that one day I will be on a stage with 50,000 people in the audience, I have no doubts that will happen. 5 years ago, I enrolled in a life coaching certification program but unenrolled right after I received the materials. My lizard brain won out. It told me it was not the right time, it was a pipe dream, who was I to think I could change careers. Last year, I took the leap and enrolled in the “best in class” life coach certification program, it was expensive and time consuming. I also hired a coach for myself for the first time, I decided I was worth it, I wanted real transformation. Going through the certification program and having a coach has changed my life, it has helped me to change my thoughts which is changing all my results. I can’t even describe the changes in my thoughts and beliefs about myself that have happened in the last year.
I have learned that the best investments of money I have ever spent have been the investment of me. I always tell my self it is too much, that I can’t do it, that I won’t complete it… But it does not happen anymore, when I jump in, I always show up, I always get it done. I have evidence that I can do hard things and that investments in myself are always worth it and help me grow to the next level.
I just signed up for an expensive retreat with one of my teachers in October. Another investment in me. I did not have any lizard brain thoughts about it. She offered it and when I got the FB message with the link for the payment, I went on and paid. Done. This is for me. This will help me grow.
How have you invested your time and money? When is the last time you invested in you? Who could you be if you spent your time and money on you? What have you always wanted to do but don’t because your lizard brain wins out?
Tomorrow is the launch of my free mini course! I will teach you 3 simple tools to help you start losing weight, it is amazing! My mission is to disrupt the diet industry and teach women that they are not broken, they have everything they need. I hope you join me.