Louise and her partner, Rob, have been part of the ILRE community for several years now, and about 18 months ago they both signed up for The Millionaire Within program – a course focused on the personal growth and mindset shifts needed to create lasting change.
“I was at the event thinking, there’s not going to be anything in this for me. I’m just a broke, fat chick.”
Louise was sceptical at first, but this single event became a pivotal turning point and gave Louise the courage she needed to finally confront her weight and health challenges.
Just 18 months later, Louise has lost an incredible 42.1 kilograms, and she feels amazing. While everyone’s journey is different, Louise’s story highlights three key milestones that are the hallmarks of deep and lasting personal growth:
The first step in making change is being brutally honest with yourself. For Louise, it was acknowledging that her weight and health issues were becoming serious. She had developed high blood pressure and arrhythmia, and she was at high risk of having a stroke.
She faced the facts, and decided to do whatever it took to be around to watch her grandkids grow up.
Louise then had to change her thinking and stop believing that her past defined who she was. Yes, she had been overweight her entire adult life, but that didn’t mean it was written in stone. We all have the capacity for change. Every day is an opportunity to start over, and the battle is only lost once we stop believing that is true.
“I was a stroke waiting to happen, and I actually thought, ‘Well, if it finishes me off, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.’ That was just where I was at.”
Many of the things Louise needed to do – which included cutting out wheat, for example – had been on her radar for a long time. It is often the case that the solutions you need are close at hand.
Sometimes the only question you have to ask is, “What’s holding me back?”
For Louise, it was that she didn’t believe she was worth fighting for. She knew what she had to do, but just didn’t value herself to do it. She didn’t believe she was worth it.
Louise had to dig deep, and rebuild her sense of self-worth from the ground up.
With huge improvements in her health and energy levels, Louise now feels like she is ready to look at her financial situation and start investing. But she is glad she has put first things first, and taken the time to get herself sorted before taking anything major on.
As Louise knows, if you want a new life, you need a new story.
“People talk about battling with their weight. But it was never a battle for me. I started waving the white-flag at the get-go, and I’ve been fat my whole life.”
These stories and the results in them were captured at a specific point in time. The real estate market and the investing strategies used to succeed are constantly changing. The achievements and results of these investors may have changed since these stories were recorded. Each of these investors engaged in in-depth training, coaching and mentoring to be able to achieve these results. Their results are not typical and should not be taken as a guarantee of the results you may achieve. Your personal results will be in-line with the training, education and hard work that you personally conduct.
“I didn’t believe I was worthy of anything. I didn’t even love myself enough to take care of myself.”