How to Overcome Emotional Blocks

Let me tell you a story about when I was building my business... I had really great days, and I had really bad days. It was like I was on a rollercoaster of emotions that I had no control over.

It was one thing being a high achieving woman in the corporate world in my 9 to 5 job and all the stress and emotions that come with that, but being an entrepreneur… that is a whole other level. 

I had just finished my wellness coaching certification and decided I was going to make this my full time gig.

After my road trip in Spain, I knew I just had to live there even for a little bit, so I moved into this small apartment by the sea… I was so surprised at how cold it was for January in Spain, but I didn’t care because it was overlooking the sea and I could hear the waves every night before bed.  

I was living on my savings at this point, and all I wanted to do was create a business doing what I love, which is helping people out of their funk and into their dream life! 

I didn’t know anyone apart from my boyfriend at the time that I had met while I was on my roadtrip a few months earlier, but I thought this was good because I could really hunker down and focus. 

I was doing everything I could to learn as much as I could for as little as I could spend, mostly free stuff. I was a sponge!

I left a very secure job, I had my MBA and CPA and I felt like if I didn’t make it, I was going to feel like the biggest failure ever.  

Then the doubts started to come in, and I was having moments where I wanted to quit! 

Who am I to go from Wealth Management to Life Coaching? I had no mentors, no coach at the time, and I felt totally alone. 

I was working crazy long hours, more than I was when I was working in my corporate job, and I was feeling emotionally drained! Just absolutely exhausted all the time.

Now there is a reason why I say I’m a recovering workaholic – because I slip into workaholic mode, where I’m working working working and not focusing on other things that are equally or even more important.

I started to get really short with people I cared with most, crying for no reason, I mean I was an absolute mess!

Then it hit me! I’m letting my work consume me AGAIN! 

I’m overcomplicating things and making things WAY HARDER than I needed to… AGAIN!

So, I said ok: let me assess my life areas and figure out where I wasn’t feeling happy so I knew where to start. 

Then I said, ok, let me focus on that one area – so for me at that time it was tied between health and relationships. 

Health in the sense that I wasn’t eating well, exercising daily, or taking care of myself.

Relationships in the sense that I wasn’t there for my partner at the time, I was getting super snippy with people I loved, and I didn’t have any friends, peers or mentors at that time. 

I said focus on one, so health came first!

Putting yourself first isn’t selfish, it’s necessary

As I was putting more focus on my health, I found that I was still having moments where I would feel anxious about my to do list, so I incorporated aromatherapy and breathing. 

I did this massive brain dump, where I got everything down on paper and I went through and said: what can I eliminate? What can I automate? And what can I delegate?  

There was so much on that list that I eliminated.

I was still starting, so I couldn’t really delegate or automate much but I definitely learned how to do both when I started working with a coach later down the road. 

Learning how to overcome emotional blocks…

In order for me to overcome my emotional blocks, I needed to get clear on where I was at, revisit my goals, and then focus on the things – the habits and the limiting beliefs and thoughts that were holding me back.

It’s a complete lifestyle change when you decide to start a business, you’re creating your dream life, not just your dream business. 

Everything I do revolves around my life and not my job or my business. 

It’s a frame of mind – that’s how you overcome emotional blocks and have breakthroughs and reach new levels of success you challenge the status quo.

That’s the beauty behind negative states – feelings, thoughts, emotions, beliefs – because they are a signal that something needs to change.

They signal that your current state or situation is not working, and it’s time to reconnect and make a new plan forward.

This is exactly what we’re doing next week in my 5 day challenge in case you haven’t signed up yet. 

It’s FREE to join, but hurry, because registration closes on FRIDAY!!!

Register Your FREE Space by June 12, 2020


PS We also do this in my Mentorship Program in case you’re reading this after June 12th – check it out here and connect with me so I can help you get unstuck and into a life and business you love!

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