MY STORY-COACH LORI
I’ve come to understand that big problems in life that cause breakdowns mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, aren’t something that happens overnight. It’s an accumulation of life’s stressors. Slowly but surely you lose the power to control your life. It’s like the story of the frog in kettle of boiling water…
The frog is in the kettle of water that is room temperature. The frog feels fine, thinking everything is safe and peachy. Yet as the heat gets turned up gradually, due to the slow process of increasing temperature the frog never realizes it’s getting dangerously hot. Eventually it boils to death.
It is in the malformed messages in our mind that life becomes unbearable; who we think we should be, what we should do, and why we can’t do or be who or what we want, can torment us. Struggles happen in life for everyone. No one leaves this world unscathed. Either we learn how to cope effectively or life as we view it will destroy us on many levels.
You see on the outside people thought my life was great. I’ve earned several trophies, ribbons, awards. I’ve been a beauty pageant winner. And even though I don’t have a college degree, I’ve been board presidents, owned three businesses, one in direct sales where in nine months I promoted to a manager and in three years led a top performing team of over 200 consultants, and earned five star trips every year. And another, bringing three other business women together to develop a webinar and seminar business to help small business owners excel. Last but far from least, I’ve developed a Coaching program and audio series from scratch that are bettering thousands of people’s lives today.
In truth, I have achieved every big goal I’ve ever attempted.
However, for years I was a silent sufferer.
- As a child I was full of anxiety and bit my nails so bad that they bled.
- I graduated from high school without ever fully reading a book.
- I struggled with a seven year battle with eating disorders; anorexia and bulimia, beginning at the age of 17.
- I never graduated from college due to struggling with memorization and taking tests.
- I worked hard for 14 years in corporate America, going to night school, moving up the ladder, planning on retiring at 50, and in one day the company closed its doors.
- At the age of 41, I was diagnosed with ADHD, and put on medications that made my life a nightmare. I lost me. I was not enthusiastic, creative, and intuitive as I once was.
- Then at the age of 46, I became very sick. I was losing my vision, my equilibrium, my energy, motivation, and personality. Medical doctors could find no cause. That year I ended an abusive marriage, became a divorced single parent, and started my life and career all over. I was in financial hardship, shaving the balls of my sweaters and sewing the holes in my socks and underwear.
Was I experiencing fear, worry, stress, and burnout? You bet. My zeal for life became buried. Sadness and isolation resulted.
I’ve always been a high achiever. I am a woman of powerful prayer. Yet I just couldn’t seem to get out of my rut.
The turning point was when I had a dream, and I dreamt that I was dying of cancer. Then 2 weeks later I found a lump in my breast. I said DANG IT, what the heck is happening to me?
That question, moved me on a quest of seeking answers. God responds to our seeking, this I am confident of.
Then one day I took my daughter to the library. As she did her own thing, I felt compelled to walk down a row full of books and videos. A thought popped into my head and said, grab “that” movie to watch tonight. So I pulled a video off the shelf that stood out, and realized it was an interview Bill Moyer had with the Doctors of Mayo Clinic. I then walked further down to the end of the row and felt prompted to pull a book off the shelf; it was “The Anatomy of the Spirit” by Dr. Carolyn Myss.
Now I brought them both home. The video explained how the mind is not limited to the brain, but is in every cell. Our cells, it revealed, communicated to each other. And thoughts trigger the cells to move to different areas of the body which can be what creates dis-ease. That book, in the VERY FIRST CHAPTER, referred to this video, on the Power of the Mind.
No coincidence! Tired of pushing my intuition aside, I began to listen to my Higher Knowing Self and took that as a sign that I needed to learn more about the mind. That is when the power to take control of my life began.
My struggles, my life journey, my story became my career. What I learned compelled me to start a business helping others in ways where they found transformational positive resolve. My connection with my higher self has grown. My program has been perfected more each year to help even more people. Clients are often intelligent, intuitive, busy minded adults known to be empathic and high sensitive professionals who, even though they’ve had significant success, they’ve gotten to a place where they need something so different, so unique, that their significant problems lose their power to control their life. I’m so blessed to be a conduit of fresh insight to offer and change lives.
Truly, change is inevitable for us all at one time or another. And when you remain hopeful, and keep on moving forward. You find yourself in unexpected places where miracles happen.
Lori Bestler is a nationally recognized Mind Empowerment Coach, Award Winning Motivational Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Self Help Recording Artist with Mindscapes Unlimited.
Lori has helped to transform thousands of men and women’s lives through her Strategic Mind System of Success, Rapid Results Coaching Program and Audios, Retreats, Seminars and Speaking engagements. She specializes in working with high level entrepreneurs and independent business professionals with busy minds as well as empathic and high sensory individuals. Lori helps clients overcome barriers in thought patterns, limiting beliefs and behavior which can lead to issues such as stress, anxiety, negative thinking, and weight problems, lack of focus and follow-through, and procrastination. Clients experience results in areas such as financial success, improved relationships, confidence, high self-esteem, stress reduction, behavior change, better health, and greater fulfillment in life. Ms. Bestler runs a private coaching and hypnotherapy practice in Anoka, MN, assisting clients in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding Twin Cities Metropolitan Areas, as well as all over the U.S.
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