“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; its in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
I am on fire to help others realize the fullness of who they were created to be. I have a passion to live up to my potential, and pave the way for others to do the same. To unlock and point to what we are capable of as individual humans and as humanity. I spent my life fearing my light, and it was in the dark that I made peace with it. My light became the North Star that guided me out of the fire, out of the dark, that led me from who I had unconsciously chosen to be to who I was created to be. When life as I knew it burned to the ground, it was an invitation to begin anew. I sifted through the ashes leaving behind all that I was not, and began to rebuild all that I could be. I rebuilt my life on a solid foundation though this time on carbon fiber feet.
As a child, I had an inner fire to learn everything I could to rise above the circumstances I was born into. I possessed an inner knowing which sometimes presented as a soft whisper, others as a scream in my soul. As a child I remember knowing I was here to rewrite the story. I was born into two family lines riddled by addiction, anxiety and depression coupled with abandonment, health and weight issues. I remember intrinsically knowing we were made for more, but unsure how to create the more. I have spent my life on a mission to choose differently. I have to credit my parents for instilling awareness in me. They had their battles, but they always reminded me that things can and should be different. They may have struggled, but they created a human who could and would rise above. Awareness is half the battle. Too many people grow up not knowing any differently. They live reactionary lives imitating what they see and all they know. That is why I’m determined to educate and demonstrate that we are the co-creators of our reality, that we are not limited by our history, circumstance or DNA. In fact, those things are the building blocks to our destinies, especially the tough stuff. We are truly limitless.
I am a speaker. It is my privilege to share my story in a way that conveys hope smothered in tough love and transparency pointing towards freedom. My story contains uncomfortable truths. I go there. I was born in the fire. Many of us are. Though we don’t have to be. We are capable of so much more than we can begin to comprehend. WE can choose it and we can do so today. We simply need to be WILLING, AUDACIOUS and RELENTLESS.
I am a transformational coach. I am EXCUSELESS. Because I choose none for myself, I will accept none of yours though I will do so with love. I am for those who are hungry and committed to radically change their lives. Who are willing to do what it takes and need a little help and accountability. I am for those brave enough for a radical responsibility revolution. You are your problem, and therefore your solution. You create your own reality and deserve to live your life by design rather than default. Life is happening FOR you and responding TO you. Lets pick up the pen and write an epic story of your choosing. There is nothing you cannot be, do or have if you are willing to do the work.
I am a writer. I write from my soul and my cells. I write to say what needs to be said. I write not to make one think, but to make one act. My intention is not to make you feel good, or to think I have it all figured out, but to get you off your ass and to live your life NOW. To love, laugh and live today to the fullest because it could be your last. Nothing is promised, not your next breath.
I am an athlete. I had yet to achieve my potential because my mindset was broken as was my spirit. It was the silent shame I carried throughout my life. I studied relentlessly, devouring books and resources on what it takes to overcome, to rewrite the story, to change the script. I turned my shame into my superpower. I am an athlete. It is an attitude, a swagger, a philosophy, a belief, a spirit. It is a commitment. Athletes aren’t afraid to sweat and get dirty. If you have a body, any body, you are an athlete. I will push my athletic ability to the limits, and then I will push past them. There is no time clock, I will do this until the day I die. Where there is breath, there is hope and there is LIFE. I am ALIVE. I do not and I will not take that for granted. I move my body because I am blessed to do so for there are some who can’t. My goals will continue to evolve because once I have ascended one mountain, I celebrate the view and then set my sights on the next. I am a runner with no feet whose wings span wide. I will run fast and far and fly high. And I will enjoy every step of the way for this one moment in time is all we ever have.
When I nearly died and lost my feet in the process, I knew I was being called to the mat so to speak. I was being offered the opportunity to demonstrate my beliefs for all to see. It was time to put all of my studies and ideologies to the test, to transition from head knowledge to battle tested. While I may have felt “why me,”my soul knew I had been uniquely prepared for this challenge. My soul said “of course, me.” And that was the North Star that guided me through the fire. I set out on a journey with my Maker to find ME. The real me. All of me. Who I was capable of being. Possibly more importantly, I discovered who I WAS NOT. I was refined in the FIRE. I am here by the GRACE of God and the GRIT of myself. I became an alchemist, turning tragedy into triumph, loss into gain, victimhood into victory. I choose carefully for I know that I create my own reality.
You can read more about my background and how I lost my feet here: https://wp.me/ps2CL-dn.
I am committed to doing my part to radically upgrade the dreams, expectations and lives of the collective whole. My inner hero, free spirit, and champion craved existence and simply needed guidance on how to be born. I needed permission. I finally gave it to myself and now I offer it to you. I am here to remind those who need it that we were made for more.