Have you ever gotten super excited about doing something new…only to be immediately derailed by a well meaning friend or loved one? Of course you have! We all have. And sometimes the warnings, criticisms, and devil’s advocate act can truly come from a place of good intentions. Sometimes you need a reality check. But what about when you really don’t?
Almost 20 years ago, my sister was about to get married. She’d put on a lot of weight over the years and she really wanted to slim down. For her health. For her vanity. And for her wedding photos.
Roughly two and a half months before the wedding, she saw an infomercial that sparked her motivation. It was for a diet plan that seemed to suit her but it would have taken 7-14 business days to be delivered. She did some research and discovered that the product was shipped from our town. So she grabbed me, drove to the warehouse and convinced the employees that she had to buy the product right then and there. It went against all the rules but she’s very persuasive when she wants to be. And she was lucky to find some people who didn’t want to re-route her hopes and dreams. They even threw in a bonus product as a “wedding gift”.
And against all odds, my sister exceeded even her own expectations and got married 60 pounds lighter and 4-5 dresses sizes down!
Imagine if they’d told her no. Imagine if I had talked her down. Imagine if the people close to her had insisted that it was impossible or unrealistic or unhealthy.
Chances are that you have that one person in your life that lies down in front of you on the tracks every time you board the change train. It’s hard enough to deal with your own doubts and fears but what do you do when you also have to carry someone else’s baggage?
In this episode, I talk about why people feel the need to hop into the driver’s seat of your rail car and attempt to slam on your brakes. And I provide 3 turbo-charged tips that’ll give you the power to look ’em straight in the eyes and say, “Don’t mess with my toot toot!”
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