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A Love Note From Me to You: What Do You Need?

Feb 23, 2022 | Gut Health, Nutrition

Hey guys, so we’re going to chat about something a little bit more personal, a love note, if you will, from me to you. And this is really transitioning away from, the education, the teaching, how all of the dots connect, here are the things that you should do, here are the things you shouldn’t do, or the questions to ask yourself.   Instead getting into what do you need?

What Do You Need?

I know that’s gonna feel abrasive to some of you because it’s really challenging. In general, related to your health or related to personal things, it’s really challenging to figure out what you need sometimes.  Particularly for those of you who are already in pain, uncomfortable, hurting, or actually working your way through a diagnosis gut-related or not. So to be able to pinpoint what you need, it’s not that easy.

We all know those people though, right? We all have one friend, I can think of two actually, who just seem to always know what they want. They knew where they wanted to go to school, what kind of job they wanted, who they wanted to marry, they knew what kind of family they wanted, and they just went and did it. I want you to channel the energy of those people in your lives right now. Because what this is going to allow you to do is actually take steps forward.

You each know where you want to be. We arrive somewhere knowing, we want to go there. I don’t ever have clients come into me saying, oh, I just thought I’d reach out and see, what can you do, I don’t really know what I’m looking for, or know what my goal is. I want to be able to go to a restaurant and not search for the bathroom.  Be able to eat food and not vomit right afterward.  I want to not feel sick, to understand, to learn. I want to identify the problem. The problem is identifying where you currently are. Part of identifying where you currently are means identifying what the hell you need.

Sometimes you’re not going to be able to figure it out. Because there are so many other layers of the puzzle that have to fall into place, or that somebody else has to help you put into place, in order for you to be able to see clearly.

What Is Your Starting Point?

Nonetheless,  it is so important to your bottom line, that you are able to identify what you need. So you might have a general starting point like I need to understand what food I can and cannot eat.  Want to understand, if I do really need a gluten-free diet.  To understand,  is there something going on in my gut or not?  For the rest, you need your hand to be held. You need a little bit of education, maybe a lot of education, and maybe some testing. You need the professional piece, part of that guiding is finishing the identification of why you are here.

Because like I said, you know where you want to go, you don’t need anybody to help you with that.  You know where your goal is. It’s just where are you starting in order to be able to develop a path, the steps, the trajectory to be able to get there. Otherwise, you can’t actually even choose the wrong path. There’s no path that is worse. At least if you’re trying something the intention is there.

How Can You Move Forward?

We attend a free seminar.  We go to a three-day master class, we download the free thing. And it’s super helpful, right? That’s why we create these things for you because it is a starting point. But that’s it.  It’s a starting point. When are you going to move past your starting point? Have you ever thought about that? Have you ever thought about the fact that you very well may have been spending the last decade in the same place?

It just happens that you were looking out different windows, with no progress. You’ve not done any forward movement, just done different versions of the same starting point. Which hasn’t allowed you to sort of cross that threshold. That threshold is different for all of us, hasn’t allowed you to cross that threshold, which actually brings forth the healing. What is that for you? What do you need? Do you need somebody to come in and hold your hand? Or do you need somebody to just hold you accountable? Do you need to figure out what you need to learn in order to go past the threshold? What is it? I don’t know how to answer that for you.

That’s not what this is about. But it is about presenting the question. What do you need? And then how are you going to get it? Who are you going to ask? How are you going to bring in a new perspective for yourself?  Does that make sense? How long have you been doing the same thing that you are currently doing? That is not getting you any sort of result.

I suppose that the message that’s impossible to not be intertwined in this is the conversation around the fact that you deserve to be able to feel good.  Which is a challenging one for a lot of us. Yeah, even if you don’t realize that it can be a really challenging subconscious thought that you do not deserve to feel well, that this is just the way it is. I just have to deal with it. These are my genetics. That’s all bullshit. It really is. You do deserve to feel incredible to be able to function in your day, feeling vibrant, free, and amazing. Period.

You Deserve It!

However long it takes you to get to that realization is your journey and your work. And if you’re not there, you’re not there.  That’s okay. It’s just important that you realize once again, that might be where you are right now. And that’s part of what is preventing you from actually getting to the place that you’re very clear about wanting to get to. So this conversation is more about bringing awareness to this level of the conversation and less about teaching you the nitty-gritty, black and white kind of things that I normally am trying to share with you. This part matters, this is part of the work too. And it’s annoying because you can’t just pay somebody basically to do it for you. This is your internal job.  I’m really sorry but that is the truth about this.

However, I hope that this sparks and inspires something within you should really take a look at some of that stuff because it is the little tweak that you can make that’s going to skyrocket everything else. You deserve to feel amazing. Ask yourself what is it that you need? And then figure out who is going to help you get that thing? Totally cheering for you, my friends. You deserve it.

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