I have just finished an interview with Greg Walsh who is writing a book about finding your purpose.
I was honored to be one of the interviewers, along with people like Jack Canfield, Nick Ortner and Margaret Lynch, who have all made their passion their purpose.
For those of you who don’t know my story, I once had a very successful career in the real estate industry. I was one of the youngest and highest paid sales executives at a national bank.
And then the real estate market crashed… and I lost everything. Houses, cars, jewelry, millions of dollars… I eventually filed for bankruptcy.
In the interview he asked me how I turned it all around.
My answer came down to one simple word: truth.
I decided that I needed to start listening to that little voice in the back of my head telling me that I was meant to do something different.
Even if truth meant quitting the security of corporate America, leaving a good but not great relationship and, more recently, throwing my possessions into storage and going to Mexico for an undetermined length of time.
Truth is hard, truth can be scary… but not living your truth is even harder.
And it leads to overeating.
Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time studying addiction. What I found repeatedly was that people who are addicted to ANY substance or activity (food, alcohol, shopping, etc.) are usually hiding something, from themselves, or someone else. They are not living their truth and because they hold it inside it’s always there, eating away at them.
And you know what happens when something eats at you?
You eat. To avoid your feelings or to escape in some way.
But it’s a vicious cycle, and I spent YEARS struggling with it. I was not able to hear my truth because I was too busy obsessing about food, my weight, what was wrong with my life, what diet I needed to try next, etc…
It wasn’t until I started living my truth that things started to change, and fast.
If you want to learn more about finding your life’s passion, listen to the interview. You’ll hear me talk about the powerful question that helped me discover what I was really meant to do with my life. I hope it helps you find your truth too.
You can start proclaiming your truth right now by leaving a comment in the box below!
I guarantee you’ll have lots of positive support.