I wonder how many of you realize just how much your personal life and health affects your business?
I know when I first started on my journey towards healing my mind, body and spirit it was an enlightening experience. I really didn’t think about how I felt personally affected my business. You see three years ago I was in a really bad spot in my life. I was over stressed, falling into a deep crevice of depression and honestly wanted to end my own life because I was tired of facing issues and all the stress that was in my life at that time.
It is hard to admit that to my listeners because many of them are friends and family and many of them didn’t realize how bad it had gotten at that time in my life. I was raised to always look to God for help yet at that time in my life I didn’t think God could help, I was too far gone into my depression. There were days I walked around in a daze and honestly didn’t realize how far down I had gotten…
During that time I met two wonderful woman who helped me see that I was needed here on earth…I know for a fact that had friends or family told me the same thing I would not have listened. I have talked several times about Kim Emerson who is a dear friend who helped me from getting in my car and driving to the local quarry to end my life…I don’t know what happened that morning I was in such a bad state that was all that was in my mind. I was tired of struggling, I was tired of facing the pressure in my personal life. Thank God a good friend online Ginger Marks had called up Kim to talk to me. Kim has helped me so much over the last several years that I owe a lot to her.
The other wonderful woman who helped me was Denise Michaels author of Testoterone Free Marketing, Denise came into my life about 6 months later and was another instrument in my life on my own healing journey. She helped me see that all the issues I was trying to heal in my personal life also needed attention in my business life. Because I was still healing from low self esteem and pressure I was backing down from things in my business life that I should not have been backing down from. Denise was also instrumental in showing me how a flu or a sore throat really meant I was dealing with something subconscious in my life. By learning this and finding out what these things meant I was able to in turn learn how to deal with those issues and move on both in my personal life as well as my business life.
Today’s show I interview Denise Michaels about learning to heal your personal life also helps propel your business as well. I must admit, as my mother will attest, I am a very stubborn person! I always think I can do it all on my own and it took me years-16 years to be honest-to open up to my own healing and admit I cannot do it all on my own. By facing issues that kept popping up in my life and realizing that I could seek out support and not look weak I have been able to heal myself from many illnesses in my life.
The biggest example was my Bell’s Palsy attack in January of this year. The episodes actually all started back in October when I faced a situation that I thought would never happen. Friends turned on me, I had a couple people out there spreading lies about myself and my business…that hurt the worst because I have always prided myself on being an ethical business person and to have people who knew me for years turn their back on me and not even give me a chance to defend myself HURT! It was a betrayal, yet instead of facing the anger and the hurt I buried it! I didn’t confront those who were hurting me and spreading these lies. I didn’t face the fact that their lies lost me several clients from not only my graphics and blog design business but also some great speakers that I had come to view as online friends….I buried that feeling and kept going on. I hate confrontation and they knew this! But because of not expressing my anger even in private, I was hospitalized in January after months of failing health issues, for Bell’s Palsy.
When I was released from the hospital 2 days later I went home and read what Bell’s Palsy meant in You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay (a book Denise had told me I should get 2 years before) it hit home HARD when I read what it Bell’s Palsy meant:
Bell’s Palsy-”Extreme control over anger. Unwillingness to express feelings.”
I had held those feelings of anger, and hurt for far too long and they manifested not only in my physical being, my spiritual being but also in my business….
I know this is a long post to do an introduction to Denise’s interview but I had to share with you all the behind the story of why Denise is on HYTR talking about how healing yourself will help your business…
Thank you to all who over the years have stood by me and have supported not only myself and my personal health but my mental health as well without you I know Heal Yourself Talk Radio would not be here today!
Now more information about Denise Michaels:
Denise is author of the myth-shattering business bestseller, “Testosterone-Free Marketing: the Yin and Yang of Marketing for Women.” A dynamic visionary, she’s an all around marketing, copywriting, public relations, strategic planning and sales expert and has worked with thousands of home-based and small business owners over the last decade.
Those who take her straight-from-the-hip, compassionate, savvy, time-tested advice and run with it get measurable results. In fact, she’s known for helping home-based business owners double and triple sales, often in just weeks.
How does she do it? As a wise marketing mentor to thousands and a professional speaker, Denise combines her down-to-earth message with a boost of confidence building, giving her extraordinary insights, especially for women.
She’s spoken in front of corporate meetings including Mary Kay, Beauti-Control, Pre-Paid Legal, World Financial Group, NAWBO and many others. Her keen observations of what makes people ‘tick’ and the ‘Mars/Venus’ differences between men and women in the competitive world of marketing have enabled her to create an all-new niche in the home-based business world: “Testosterone-Free Marketing.”
Enjoying a great life, not just a great business is important to Denise and so she enjoys writing, reading, physical fitness, travel and spending time with her husband, her friends and her three grandchildren. “I do what I love every day and that means I feel like I haven’t worked in many years.
For more information go to Denise’s website here http://www.mentoringwithdenise.com
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