Chief Warrant Officer 3 Retired
United States Marine Corps
Become Empowered by Adversity
How to Succeed Against the Odds
SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT COMING SOON!
Sure, you could say I'm a warrior because of my 20 years of honorable service as a U.S. Marine or because of my experience in speaking and inspiring hundreds of women around the world. Maybe because, at 35 years old, I was able to go from a size 9 to a size 0. After all, these are WARRIOR traits, right?
But I'm a Warrior Goddess because of so much more than that. I have been able to rise up in the face of adversity. You see, I struggled with stress, depression, anxiety and self-doubt. All of this while I was in the military and raising a family. I learned to cope with an extremely stressful work environment, while raising my family.
Sometimes, I felt so alone and didn't know how to communicate and connect with my children because the military requires you to be assertive, aggressive, and you develop an ambitious temperament.
As a result, I was suppressing my nurturing capabilities and disregarded my self-care. This oversight was diminishing my ability and willingness to stay in the fight. How could I take care of my family when I wasn't taking control of myself?
I ended up having a massive panic attack that took me straight into the hospital.
This inability to breathe made me question my life, and I started to victimize myself.
In the emergency room, I kept asking myself, "why me?" And then something miraculous happened. The nurse made me place a small pill underneath my tongue. This immediately opened up my chest cavity, and I was able to breathe without restriction. When your breathing is compromised, it forces you to look at your life with a different lens.
At that very moment I made a decision that would completely transform my life:I decided that I would become a victor not a victim of life's circumstances.
BECOMING A WARRIOR I fought back. I wasn't going to be a victim anymore, because I wanted more from my life. I changed my life by developing an attitude of gratitude. Moreover, I cultivated mindfulness, and realized that I needed a strong foundation such as high-caliber habits. I moved past depression, anxiety and being a worrier was a thing of the past. I became an empowered woman that can live an extraordinary life, and build a profitable business. I found my calling in helping other women do the same. What about you? Do you listen to what CALLS at you? Or what CLAWS at you?
You want to hear the truth? We all have our stories and our battles.
We are all going through our journey and need the guidance to get us to our destination. My story might or might not be different than yours.
But one thing is certain, I understand your struggle, I know your pain, and trust me when I say that your life could be so much more satisfying. All it takes is one decision.