A Time to Transform
Updated: Jan 10, 2020
You feel like there are several areas of your life you want to transform. You want to transform health, wealth, and business yet you don't know where to start. You want freedom of expression, time and location. You want financial freedom too.
You want to create a life and business you love. You want a community to connect, create, and cultivate with.
It's easy to see why you might be overwhelmed. I was in 2013. It felt like so many areas of my life were misaligned with who I truly am and who God created me to be.
What I learned in my own transformation story is that there is a time to transform in each area. Yes, the momentum and results in focusing on one area may impact another area as a byproduct. However, when I looked back each and every year I was mostly focused on one area. The more we simplify and focus, the faster we get results.
I will share my transformation in themes in the last seven years to help you get clarity on your own transformation. It will help you get clear on a time to transform in your own life and what is next.
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It's a time to transform for creating a life, business, and community you love.
Pursuit of Potential
If you are connecting with me and us for the first time with FIT Life Creation, it is important you know I love transformation and inspiration. I love passion, purpose, people and potential. When I see someone paralyzed by fear or limiting beliefs it pains me. I have a deep desire to see you be in pursuit of your potential with faith and courage.
I believe with like-minded people and a community it is possible to not only create a life and business we love, but to help end homelessness, end cancer, help military vets and battered women. It is possible to solve the worlds problems that are worth solving vs. focusing on fear, external, and the superficial.
I believe it's time we all take ownership for our own lives and help others.
This post is inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that focuses on a time for everything.
Let's talk about the themes I've had in transformation. This will help you in your time to transform.
I will share how my own transformation story evolved.
The Awakening: 2013-2014
I left Corporate America in 2011. I was offered a position at 1.5X my six figure salary. For the first time in my life, I turned down a promotion. I knew it wasn't the right move for me (moving back to Houston to help align contract management for an Oil + Gas company). The CEO was shocked.
He said to me and I quote "I thought you were my next COO (Chief Operating Officer). I replied - "I didn't do a great job communicating who I truly am then because that's not in alignment with my deepest desires".
I started to grow my own consulting company - Inclusivitie - at the time to full-time. I was nearing six figures. However, I knew deep down this was not it. I knew there was a lot missing. I knew there were pieces of me missing. I knew I was not fully expressing myself. Anyone else?
This came to a head in 2013 with three pivotal points altered the trajectory of my mind and heart.
The first was starting on Herbalife Global Nutrition early in 2013. In the first month of drinking shakes and eating healthier, I dropped over 15 lbs. Disclaimer: avg person loses .5 to 1 a week. Not only that, but for the first time in my life it was easy and the shakes tasted amazing! My mind started to be so clear. I felt so great for the first time in a long time! I felt better than I did in high school!
The second was Easter Sunday where I had my first prophetic dream with clear knowing from our creator for my future love. I experienced two more clear signs in <1 month. These were clear answers to prayer from years ago. The journey and the transformation looked and looks nothing like what I imagined. It has increased my faith, hope and love like I never thought possible in all areas of life.
The third was when my best friend, Janelle McCalla got diagnosed with cancer. I am a believer in miracles. Yet, when I saw her in September I knew she no longer wanted to be here herself. I started to ask all the hard questions. Was I truly living fully? Was I walking in my full potential? Am I being all I can be? I had and have a lot to be proud of. Yet, I knew I was not playing full out. I began to revive dreams like wanting to inspire through fitness and lifestyle. I started training for my first NPC Bikini Fitness Show.
That year, I did a triathlon to help end cancer with Team In Training in her honor in September. I saw her in September and had special help arranging everything with my bike for my Olympic Distance Triathlon right after. I started off the swim super strong and then on the bike started feeling super sick.
Turns out our triathlon was the last time the race directors included the Potomac River due to pollution and contamination. By the time I got to the run, I had to stop and use the bathroom every 15 min or so. It was not pretty. Yet, I kept in my head this is nothing compared to what Janelle is enduring with chemo and radiation. I finished it - all in her honor. She passed away that December. It was completely surreal.
In October, I went to my first Herbalife Global Nutritional Event with over 30,000 people in Las Vegas. So many awakenings started happening. At the end of the year, I felt like so many seeds were planted and growing, yet I felt hazy at the same time.
When you look back, have you had an awakening? Do you feel like you are having one now? You may want to pause and write some notes down.
Self Hate to Love: 2014-2015
I started the year increasing my focus on my health. I kept using Herbalife Global Nutrition consistently. I officially signed up with Team Edge to compete in my first fitness show with Muscle Contest with NPC in July in Vegas.
I focused like never before and in July competed in my first show. It felt amazing! I loved how staying so healthy with food and working out made me feel. My best friends Angela and Lindsay also flew out to see me compete. I got to do a fitness model photoshoot with two of my favorite photographers - Brett Seeley and LHGFX.
When I saw the pictures, I cried like a baby because I had no idea I had transformed so much. I kept my head down and worked. In my mind, until I saw these pictures, I was still the same heavier girl.
I was sharing my before and after on Facebook. I vulnerably shared my story and my emotions. I became super passionate about helping others feel healthy and happy. I knew if I could do it so could others.
My Herbalife Nutrition business started blowing up. That year, it grew 25X (as a side hustle).
Disclaimer: Not typical, but possible. I was still running Inclusivitie. I was still speaking as a National Speaker with AICPA. I had various clients or projects that did not set my soul on fire.
Yet, I knew some things were going to change to align fully to what I love how I love. I knew I wanted to align fully to passion and purpose. I knew I wanted the money I made to impact live and give back. I knew that I wanted to express fully creating what you love, how you love, with who you love.
Ask yourself how do you treat yourself with love? How do you treat your body? How do you speak to yourself? What people surround you? Do they uplift you? What is your life reflecting back to you? Pause to take some notes.
Passion to Purpose: 2015-2016
I realized every quickly that I had let go of the many things I loved. I realized I and we crave what we love. I love our Creator, Jesus - the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I love family. I love health, Herbalife, and outdoor activities. I love working out with lifting, yoga, dancing. I love traveling the world. I love creating. I love expressing, I love adding value. I love transforming and inspiring. I love creating community.
What I hope you take from this is being reminded of what you love and taking action.
As I aligned to my passions, my purpose followed. I believe we have multiple purposes. I believe they tie to what we love, what we have overcome, our gifts talents and abilities and where we want to impact.
I believe one of my purposes is to simplify health, wealth and business. I believe another one is to give back to help end homelessness, end cancer, help battered women and military vets.
In 2014-2015, this led to creating FIT Life Creation. The first event I was pulled to create was Fitness Fuses with Fashion to give back to help end homelessness. We raised awareness and gave money.
I cried when I saw this video.