I’m a little bit of a self-help junkie. My Kindle is full of books about reaching your potential and not limiting yourself. I’m always listening to inspirational podcasts while walking Roofus or driving in the car. The only problem with this method of self-improvement is that there is no feedback. No matter how many times I talk out loud to the podcaster, they never reply!
A lot of people make the jump to talking to an actual live person when they start desiring some feedback and guidance. I admit the thought is tempting to me as well, BUT (there’s always a big but, isn’t there?) most folks have set office hours that fall right in the middle of my own work hours. I hate making appointments and would much prefer to be able to access appointments on demand, but I realize that is probably asking a lot. And there’s the whole travel time thing – and having to get ready since I’m assuming arriving at an appointment in my pajama pants is probably frowned upon.
If only there was a way to have someone come to my house – like a therapy house call. No wait – how about someone who can come through my computer, you know…so I don’t have to clean the house first. Well, it turns out that this is actually a thing. I’m thrilled to be partnering with Life Reimagined® (again) to let you know about their new digital subscription course, Become the Best Version of Yourself: A personal guided journey by Dr. Phil.
Of course they gave me a trial subscription to give it a try and I was super excited just after hearing how it is set up. Basically, I just log into Life Reimagined and answer some thought provoking questions and then watch the video response from Dr. Phil that my responses prompt. I have to admit, it was as if he was talking specifically to ME.
The program guides you to identify some key moments in your life that have worked to shape who you are. The program offers lots of help in actually choosing the moments and then even more help pulling out the meaning behind the moments – how you felt, where you were, and most importantly, how it affected your own vision of yourself.
Why is this exercise important? Because you will probably quickly realize (as I did) that the little voice in your head telling you that you can do this or that, that you will probably screw up, that you don’t deserve whatever good thing you are trying to achieve, came from a specific event (or events) in your past. Once you identify where that voice came from, you can drag it out into the light, debunk it, and get it to finally. shut. up.
While I was going through my ten key moments, some were pretty predictable: deaths, births, etc, But some were surprising – like the time a fourth grade classmate berated me for being excited for getting a call back for the lead part in the school’s production of Annie. It was her voice I heard every time I played down my own accomplishments, trying to appear humble and reserved lest I get called out again. Lightbulb moment!!
Ironically, I had just been having a discussion with another blogger about the perils of playing it small and self sabotaging. Not only did I find that Become the Best Version of Yourself: A personal guided journey by Dr. Phil helped me identify those situations, it also helped me understand where they had come from and address those issues.
Does this program sound like something that would help you in your own journey to reach your highest potential? I’m giving away a one month membership to one lucky reader!
Here’s how to enter:
Easy peasy – just leave a comment on the Facebook post below (we’d love it if you “liked” Wisconsin Mommy’s Facebook page while you’re there too!)
You can also sign up for a free 14 day trial to check out the program!!