This year has been an amazing year for me because my God is an amazing God. I have truly learned that you must overcome a negative mindset in order to live the life you’ve always wanted & you must believe in yourself. You can rely on God for His strength in order to carry you through.
If you would’ve told me 3 years ago that I would be a fitness coach & love working out I would’ve laughed in your face. My favorite pastimes & hobbies used to be smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, getting drunk every night, eating fried foods in excess, disrespecting myself & others, the list goes on. My God is an amazing God though who saves & He carried me through all that! I’m so blessed that I’m now healthy & love myself & that I have the opportunity to teach others how to do the same. I know God designed this life for me & I know struggling for half of my life was all for a reason. And to me it is so worth it because I’m helping shine His light in this world. ❤ Praise God, I’m so thankful & blessed!
In January & May of this year I went to two conferences by Dani Johnson that literally have changed my entire life. I learned how to improve my professional life, relationships with others, with myself, my spiritual life, learned tips on getting out of debt, & how to be successful with my business. I also learned how to get past those things that were holding me back from my success. We all have those things that we’ve held on to because of being hurt by others in the past. I realized I had some apologizing to do to people as well & reached out to each of them & just asked for forgiveness.
Everything that I learned at these conferences were EXACTLY what I needed to hear. I tend to doubt myself & not have much confidence because of the struggles I’ve gone through in my past. Dani talks a lot at the conference about how 98% of Americans have big goals & dreams for their lives, but they don’t feel like they can actually make them happen. Only 2% of people actually believe & do what it takes to make their wildest dreams come to fruition!
I was doubting myself a lot before going to this conference. I felt guilty for wanting success in my life, but then I realized at this conference that God wants to bless us! He blesses those that are faithful to Him & that help show the love of Jesus to others & help further His kingdom. God gave me a vision this year to become certified as a personal trainer (which I did!) & that one day I will write a book & become a motivational speaker.
Those are big & scary goals to me because I don’t have a background & health & fitness, nor writing, nor motivational speaking. But, I know now that I have to change my mindset – I CAN DO IT! God will help me do it! I am seeking out the tools & resources that I need so that I can help change others’ lives in a positive way. God helped me literally transform every aspect of my life. I went from being overweight, depressed, & in the dark to losing 60 lbs, being extremely happy & helping spread the light & love of Jesus!
It’s seriously all about mindset y’all! What I’m about to tell you is what I learned at the conference & I desperately needed to hear this to apply to my life. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that it can inspire you as well. I have no doubt that what I learned & applied from the first conference in January is what took my business to the point where I was able to quit my full-time job.
Life & death is in the power of the tongue. You have to appreciate what you have now in life. What you feed will flourish & what you neglect will die. Gratitude & thanksgiving are the combination to the lock that opens the vault to blessing. I’m living a life of freedom now & I never thought it was possible. But, I had to get over a lot of excuses I was making for myself & stop complaining about my situation that I was in. I learned to appreciate everything that I have & if I want to change something, then to figure out a way to do it.
I say this all as encouragement for all of you out there, too. None of this has been easy for me, I’ve had so many struggles. But is it worth it? Absolutely! I wouldn’t trade anything for it!
So, is there something that you need to change in your life? If so, can I pray for you? Please let me know in the comments below or find me on Facebook, Twitter, or email. I’d love to help you ❤