I've always been one to be hungry for education. At a young age I realized to improve myself and become the person I know I'm meant to be would take more then just reading a few books. I started my personal development back in 2012 when I joined into a company called Vemma. Now you can say whatever you'd like about the network marketing company, but what it did for me is something I could never in my life regret. I was able to meet other like minded people, the same age as me, all over the world. While a lot of it had to do with learning the business, there was much emphasis on learning about yourself. In this time I read every book I could get my hands on. This is when I watched The Secret and learned about the law of attraction. I dug deep into my soul to find what my passions were and who I wanted to be as my life progressed.
Now almost 6 years later I am still on the same journey. I recently felt as though my brain was shrinking from lack of reading (as silly as that sounds). But I know that if you're not learning and growing you're dying and that was how I was beginning to feel. I googled "top 10 self help books" and up popped Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini. Besides the fact that her story is motivation in itself, she taught me more in a book then I had learned in a semester at college. Melissa completely blew my mind that a book, nonetheless could make you feel so many emotions at once. There were days that I wanted to jump through the pages and scream at her for making me feel emotions I had tried to long to surpress. While there were other days that I was crying with joy realizing that the bad stuff could finally be put behind me. Regardless of the emotions I felt I could never put the book down.
Melissa speaks a lot about finding your truth and what it is you want out of this big world we live in. She challenged me to take a cold hard look at myself, the people in it and how I currently live my life. I knew that I was sometimes on and off the path I was put on this earth for and it was time to align my thoughts and actions. I talk about this book so much for the mere fact that we all need that nudge whether its from a book, a loved one or a song. There seems to be moments in our lives that if you are not present enough you will miss, and this was a major moment for me.
You may ask, why did I title this finding my truth? Well, because to one extent or another we all have that same feeling. If you are a homeless person or a multi billionaire we are all still human. You could be the richest or the poorest but without pure happiness in your life nothing else matters. There are plenty of wealthy people who are miserable and plenty of less fortunate whom are so happy. I recently watched the documentary Happy on Netflix. Talk about an eye opener. We can become so consumed in our everyday lives and small issues like running late to work because the Starbucks line was too long when there are people living in other countries without plumbing extremely content. Wow. I find as though aligning your life with your truth or your true meaning doesn't always just happen over night. For me it took me Melissa's entire book and active workshops to really understand who I am and what I want. I always knew I wanted to help others live a better life, which is why I became a personal trainer. Although I loved it, it didn't feel exactly in line with my truth. Now that I have switched gears and still able to include fitness (one of my loves) with helping overall lifestyle changes I feel like I am bursting with excitement.
But what if you aren't here just yet? Don't panic, I wasn't either. I still have so much work to do on myself, we all do, because were all a work in progress. My biggest tip is figure out what it is you want in your life that you currently don't see. If it's financial abundance, a new love interest or career imagine it first. If you're like me and sometimes need that extra push in the right direction look into some food for thought. For me it was books, for you it might be documentaries or sitting down with someone you trust like a counselor. Whatever or whomever it is, there is no better time to start then the present!
Now that I can confidently say my truth is to help others grow and learn about their journeys, I'd love to help you! For more information click below;