Had you met me in my earlier years you never would have guessed that this would be lifes path.
I grew up in a household where Spanish was my first language, and there was this slang term that my mother used to say all the time in Spanish. As you may know, you can’t really translate slang terms, but if you could this slang term would translate into “stupid piece of shit”. So, by no fault of my mother (you will learn a lot about this in your training) I took on the identities that I am stupid, a piece of shit, would never amount to anything, am nothing, am worthless, can’t achieve what I want, etc. Because of all of that, I didn’t learn to read until I was 12 years old. I had dyslexia and was placed in the “special classes.”
It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter (who, by the way, I was raising on my own) that I realized I hated myself and my life, and that I needed to make some radical changes quickly, or I was going to pass all of that shit onto my child. So I sought help. I started with therapy, which only led to taking meds for depression and anxiety at the age of 24. Hello, who wants to take meds for the rest of their life? I sure didn’t… I knew that there had to be something else out there for me other than medicating and numbing myself. This is when I was introduced to life coaching, which (back then) was SO NOT mainstream. I had no idea what it was, but when I heard someone talk about it, I knew it was for me.
I hired my first coach without any money to do it. But I was so determined to change that I found the money, even though I had debt, was raising a child by myself in southern California, and was only making $36K a year. None of that mattered, because I knew this was it for me.
And it was. It changed my life so completely that I decided to become a coach.
Today I own a quarter of a million dollar coaching business, working 17 hours a week. I have a freaking awesome husband. Together, we also own a multimillion-dollar coffee business with 5 locations across Southern California. And my daughter is the coolest, most stable, and genuinely happy human being I know.