Let’s Talk Transformations!

I became the Live Abundantly Coach because I wanted to people to experience transformation.  Transforming from a place you may be stuck, to a place where you can live a life of true freedom.  I’m a working example of how making transformations, no matter how small can start to impact your life in super big ways!  I’m going to give you a personal run down of the transformations I’m making in my life.  This might help you get started, looking at those small and big changes that you don’t even know where to start.  As I think about outlining these, I realize I’m in a season of full transformation.  I can’t wait to see how these changes start improving my life!  I promise to keep you posted at least once a month on each change and how I’m seeing my internal and external self shape into the abundant life I want to live.

1.  Cleaning up my friend list.

This is a big one.  I turned 36 this year and realized there were people in my life I was staying connected to that weren’t life giving.  This is a hard place for me.  I never made a lot of close friends, although I know lots of people.  So keeping those friends close was important to me.  It’s hard to take a look at the people around you and realize they aren’t the people you want to surround yourself with.  Maybe they are hurtful, maybe negative, maybe it’s all about them and never about you, maybe the season of the friendship is up, maybe they only stay connected to you as long as you have something to offer them, they may even make you feel worse about yourself.  I realized I had several people in my life that took every opportunity to drain me, use me, make me feel bad about myself, not good enough, left out and that wasn’t the abundant life I wanted to live.  Slowly I’ve been weeding through those friendships and distancing myself.  Guess what?  I feel great.  Even though I may have only a few people I connect with, I feel amazing.  I feel supported, loved, cared for and that the friendships are a two-way street.  I have more energy to invest in those great relationships and they are flourishing!  I challenge anyone wanting to leave the baggage, to start by looking at their relationships.  Are you feeling drained by friendships?  Do you dread phone calls and text messages?  Maybe it’s time to take a look at your friend list and clean house.  I would be happy to help you in any way, it’s hard work, but it’s totally possible and the freedom you will feel is completely worth it!

2.  Changing my job.

Whoa, whoa, whoa this was totally extreme.  I don’t recommend leaving your job.  This is my personal journey.  If you are wanting to work through leaving your employment for another opportunity, please let me know.  I would be happy to coach you through the process of life change!  I had the opportunity to start working for my automotive shop full-time allowing me an office and space to coach as well.  Being self-employed was always a dream of mine, and I had the opportunity to make this happen.  I took a step of faith and not just walked, jumped!  I created the scenario where I am completely in charge of my own wealth rather than making someone else or corporation wealthy with my skills, talents and personality.  I didn’t realize how my life would change, I’m working longer, harder hours.  I’m exhausted on the weekends but I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I’m now capable of creating the life I want to have, and having a Type A personality it fit my need for success.

3.  Accessing my real personality.

I was talking with a friend this week.  We were talking about our college days, and I came to a hard realization.  I completely stopped being me for the last 15 years.  I stopped being the go-getter, the woman unafraid to speak my mind, the woman that would walk into her professor’s office to find out why she received a bad grade on a paper.  I have spent 15 years living my life on auto-pilot living in fear.  Fear of being me.  Fear of being a strong woman.  Fear of being courageous and all that stuff that goes along with it.  I started living in a shell of my former self.  A shell that kept me submissive, quiet, unwilling to stand up for what I believed was good and right.  When I started out after high school, my opportunities were limitless.  I was in charge of my own destination; I got the guy, the grades, the place I wanted to live and then I stopped moving forward.  I found what would just sustain me.  I got LAZY!  My dreaming stopped, I was happy being mediocre.  So now, that’s where I’m going to start working.  I’m going to start accessing that piece of me again.  I’m ready to stop living in FEAR and start living in abundance in this area of my life.  What about you?  Has there been a piece of your personality that you have hidden to make your current life easier?  Have you fallen into apathy?

4.  Changing my health.

For most of my life I have been an active person.  Not super, marathon running, weight lifting, involved in sports active, but I’ve enjoyed hiking, swimming and taking my pups for walks.  I’ve also struggled with my weight throughout my 20’s and early 30’s.  I lost about 50 pounds and starting feeling much better, but I still wasn’t were I wanted to be.  So I hired a trainer.  Now I’m becoming that weight lifting, 5k running, super active person.  Guess what, I really like it.  I’m stronger, I’ve lost 13.5 inches and now I’m building some serious muscle.  Right now, I have some serious bad-ass shoulders.  I’m loving the way I’m starting to look.  I have a running/hiking partner and we do this adventure together.  It’s easy to jump on a bandwagon only to let it slip in a month or two because you weren’t ready to put in the hard work to make a life change.  I know, I’ve done that so many times I can’t count.  Life changes can suck.  They can make you feel discouraged if you aren’t changing as quickly as you want to, or if  you plateau too soon and stop seeing the quick results.  I was actually ready this time.  I was ready to make my life different, feel different and enjoy the rest of my 30’s in active style.  When have you been really, really ready to make a change only to stop because you were discouraged?

I love transformations!  They give us the ability to create the life we want to live.  When you are ready to start transforming, utilizing a coach is a great place to start.  This person walk alongside of you as you create the life you want to live.  I would be happy to help you in any way possible.

As for now, it’s time for you to start Living Abundantly!

10489815_10152339857688952_4269306247141604395_n  Jamie Dodd, CPC
The Live Abundantly Coach

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