10 Teachers of Transformation
Updated: May 14, 2019
10 Teachers of Transformation
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This is an initial insight and roadmap into tons of transformation in shifting my life in health, wealth, business and creating FIT Life Creation.
We will be doing this feature now regularly so stay tuned!
This post is inspired by the creators, dreamers, and transformers who are brave enough to transform + inspire + impact.
We want to express gratitude for all the ways they serve in the world + transform + inspire + create what they love!
I believe we have a creator and that we are always guided when we listen.
When I look back on my life from my conception - in Bulgaria - to being in four countries by the time I was two - it was very clear that the spirit was guiding us.
Nothing in our lives was "normal". It was all supernatural. It took me a long time to realize that because it was always my "normal" or my story. This is just the tip of the iceberg of my life and transformation story.
When I first read the verse, "The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." John 3:8,I had chills.
We all resonate with different things or nothing.
This may be a Creator, Jesus, Spirit, and countless other beliefs.
I am a believer that at the root of who we are, choose to be, how we treat others is either love or it isn't.
The more we face ourselves, the more we wake up. The more we are able to be set free spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, financially. This also reminds me of Galatians 5:1 and 5:22.
I love nature, and I feel free and have always deeply resonated with the ocean.
I love the sound of the waves. I love the peace I feel.
I love the limitless love I feel and see.
I love how small each and every one of us are in the view of the ocean,
the world, and the universe.
My first earthly teachers, like many of us, are my parents. They have taught and shown me leaps of faith, fighting for freedom, showing up, overcoming obstacles, selfless and sacrificial love, and so much more.
I was born in Poland, my mom is Polish and dad is Bulgarian. We immigrated from Poland to a refuge camp in Trieste, near Venice when I was 6 months old. We immigrated to South Carolina, United States when I was about a year and a half. We lived in Houston most of our lives. My mom mainly ended up working in Pharmacy, and my dad in Oil + Gas. I've traveled to 25+ countries, and now lived in four states.
My parents now live in Bulgaria again and I see then once to twice a year.
Soon more often.
There is clearly a whole story behind all this!
I've had countless other teachers in school, undergrad and grad that come to my mind and heart. For this part of the series, I am focusing on pivotal teachers in my transformation from the inside out.
I first learned about Beth Moore in 2011 from Mount Paran Church.
In particular, her Bible Study "Breaking Free" spoke to me.
I remember bawling through that study as I was healing step by step from an abusive relationship I finally let myself think about after years of burying it. I had inadvertently kept myself and those feelings locked up. I had also felt immense shame and guilt. I also made the decision prior to that study to not only heal myself, but to do whatever was necessary.
I realized before taking the study, I was also making the decision for myself to choose to not have sex until I got married. To truly be and become my best whole self to present myself for who our creator was responding to a prayer years ago in three ways. This reminds me of Eph 5:24.
I understand everyone has a different story, and choose different things in this human experience. With the trauma I experienced and buried, I knew this was the way for me to fully heal whole and complete.
I have since done countless studies with Beth Moore online and in community. I am currently doing the Quest.
I first discovered Dave also at Mount Paran in 2011. I took his entire course in 12 weeks as a self-study. I was still in corporate at the time, and immediately started shifting my spending and giving. I use an incredible tool Mint and Acorns.
A few years later, I took the class in community at Buckhead Church, and also had a personal mentor that helped me uncover layers of financial fear and bondage as well.
Some of you may or may not know, part of my background is that I am also a
lover of numbers, yet facing fears of finances and following freedom.
I have helped >7 industries get 7+ figure results from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies for years. I am also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner, and yet despite all this external evidence I had deep feelings of unworthiness, lack, and scarcity.
I had focused on the external in my worth vs. the internal and flowing from the inside out. I had realized that the external is fickle and unstable in every way.
On the personal side, for years I had either capped my income in corporate, continuously had side hustles until taking the leap in 2011, and would either massively underspend and/or overspend and created quite a knot in my circumstances financially.
As a result, it is now clear that I would quite literally self-sabotage from fear in every way. At the time, I didn't realize as we may often sleep walk and not be aware of our actions relating to fear and resulting circumstances.
As an entrepreneur, without the "illusion of stability" with an employer, I got to face fears step by step. I now see deep down I didn't believe I was worthy, capable or deserving of financial freedom.
At the same time, I realize what a blessing this has all been in relating to others, overcoming obstacles, and turning pain into purpose.
This resulted in programs like the 6 Pack of Wealth in our mastermind,
Billions in Our Brains, creating FIT Life Creation and this community, and stretching myself far beyond what I thought possible (none of that could not have happened without facing fears).
In full transparency, the time I previously spent in fear loops and actions taken combined with the awareness and unraveling step by step, I am walking through rebuilding my foundation in my mindset and my finances on solid ground.
Our creator, Dave Ramsey, and other teachers have been instrumental in this.
A few years after leaving Corporate America, I came across a free book offer "First Steps to Wealth" with Dani Johnson. It resonated with many of Dave Ramsey's points in Financial Peace. However, I loved having it in a female perspective. It only intensified my growth.
If you haven't heard of Dani Johnson, she is a spiritual, transformational, and business teacher who according to her site
"Dani has been interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, Fox & Friends, and was the season-premier star of ABC's Secret Millionaire."
This shows you she had massive shifts in her own mindset. Her childhood was also traumatic to stay the least (she shares more in her books and events).
I further invested in attending First Steps to Success with live events with Dani Johnson twice, and also Creating a Dynasty.
Her events and teachings helped me peel many layers from mindset to spiritual (baptism in a hotel pool and by Holy Spirit and completely falling out and regaining full awareness over 20 minutes later) to organization and business and time to get to the next steps in my own transformation and testimonial journey.
When I became a full-time entrepreneur in 2011, I realized how many things I did not know. Like Aladdin from Disney, "It Was a Whole New World".
From a friend of mine, I got referred to Ed who was in Strategic Coach, an entrepreneurial program that has been around for 20+ years.
I decided it was the next pivotal point in my entrepreneurial path and joined for two years. It helped me with the next steps of time, alignment, vision, strategy, and structure to get to my next steps needed.
I also enjoyed the 1 day sessions each quarter to completely focus on life + business!
I've always been an avid lover of learning so this right up my ally.
I also deeply thank Stephanie and Maggie, my Program Coordinators.
I transitioned after two years to more hands on and tactical and technology training.
Herbalife Global Nutrition first found me in 2013 via my best friend at the time,
In my first two months, I lost over 15 lbs with adding shakes + beverage mix snack.
Disclaimer: avg weight loss is 0.5 to 1 lb a week with healthy active lifestyle.
I then went on to do my first Olympic Distance Triathlon in DC with TeaminTraining as a fundraiser (and exclusively used Herbalife24 our athletic line).
I decided to compete in National Physique Committee in Bikini with Team Edge. I placed fourth and sixth in various shows.
I lost a total of 55 lbs, and helped and help people online and live with simplifying transformation in health, wealth, and business in 1. The first year with sharing my testimony on Facebook alone, the business grew 25X!
Disclaimer: Not typical, but possible.
I continue to transform in every way step by step.
I also gained an incredible community with our inspirational leader -
Garrain Jones + Herbaheroes.
Garrain has been an inspirational influence in many ways in spirit, in mind, in word, and in action. I am and many of us are deeply deeply grateful for his own fight for freedom and showing what is possible!
In the Herbalife community, there are countless other teachers and leaders who have transformed and inspired me of course including Mark Hughes - the Founder and Jim Rohn, Personal Development Guru to many! We will feature more as time goes on!
Our community with his leadership includes weekly calls, monthly and quarterly events with Herbalife and more! As a result, over the last five years, I have been deeply impacted by our transformational and inspirational community in countless states and countries (we are in 90+ countries for over 35 years and $7.8 Billion company.)
You may easily attend local, national, and global calls and events!
From all of this transformational journey that continues, I've gotten to walk through and continue to figure out my mindset, habits, communication, relationship, money, business, and countless other skills on my own path to freedom in all forms.
I first discovered Brendon via an ad about his books The Charge and Motivation Manifesto! I devoured those back in 2013!
Brendon Burchard is one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world. –Larry King
Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement. –Success Magazine
Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure in the World. –Facebook Insights
One of the most influential leaders in the field of personal growth. –O, The Oprah Magazine
The world’s leading high performance coach. –Oprah.com
I started first tuning in to his YouTube channel with tons of amazing content!
In 2017, I decided to joined his Monthly Mastermind, attended his High Performance Academy and World's Greatest Speaker Training.
I've also read his book High Performance Habits now six times.
From Brendon's incredible influence, I have also realized the power of automation and time freedom in this digital economy. As a result, I have also massively implemented and continue to in our platform and now serving others.
I and we then took immediate action implemented our online 7 Day Challenge and Monthly Mastermind in 2017 with Health, Wealth and Business including Tips, Tools, and Technology!
We also implemented our retreats in 2017!
The Experiences and online offerings which have grown integrate with Tips, Tools, and Tech (Herbalife, Meal Bags, Canva, Kajabi, Live Plan and more!).
They are all intended to compliment and integrate with our live events and retreats with the convenience of being able to access the online platform 24/7 all over the world!
They are created with the intention of the limitless possibilities of lifestyle and transformation and entrepreneurship + freedom.
I first discovered Chalene Johnson when Natalie Minh (a great mentor and friend) told me I reminded her of Chalene! I looked at her info and thought Wow! That is such a great compliment!
Chalene Johnson is a world-renowned motivational speaker with more than 30 years as a health expert. She is a New York Times best-selling author, health and lifestyle expert, and top health podcaster with over 20 million downloads of her show. Tens of millions of people around the globe have transformed their bodies and their lives with her help, and her fitness programs have been featured in gyms and on TV for more than 12 years. She and Bret, her husband of over twenty years, are the founders of the SmartLife movement. Together, they have built and sold several multimillion-dollar lifestyle companies and helped countless people to do the same.
I started first tuning in to her YouTube channel with tons of amazing content!
In 2017, I got into her Smart Success program which heavily influenced all of what we created, and I mentioned above.
What I have also learned deeply and believe is true for you is that each of us has unique passions and purpose only we may deliver with our gifts, talents, and abilities.
I first learned about Rachel Hollis from a good friend of mine, Mellie King, who mentioned her book - Girl, Wash Your Face!
Right away, I loved her girlfriend, relatable, spiritual, yet also ambitious driving personality to help us create what we love.
I've listed to that book now twice and Girl, Stop Apologizing twice.
She is both a compassionate and relatable voice, and also very practical and hands on.
I love her approach of lining up goals with your results, and recently shifted it all.
Rachel Hollis is an American author, motivational speaker and blogger. Her self-help book Girl, Wash Your Face—since its release in February 2018—has maintained a spot in the top 10 best-selling books in the country for seven months, held the top spot for 12 of those weeks and has sold more than 880,000 total copies in the United States. It was the second-most popular book of 2018 on Amazon.com.
This ALL has led to step by step with what I learned with my story, transformation, lifestyle entrepreneurship, figuring it out, results, social media creating community step by step and now creating community and having interfaced with over 10,000 influencers via outreach, campaigns, and directly in our influencer long term campaign platforms with our lifestyle transformation and entrepreneurship mastermind programs.
Imagine if I had quit at any point in time. Imagine where we would or would not be.
Imagine the life I would or we would NOT get to serve, impact and transform.
I've learned to turn pain into purpose, to put one foot in front of the other, to make it about much more than me or us, to think of all the ways we want to help people create what they love, transform our families, end homelessness + cancer, help military vets and battered women.
This is only the beginning.
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