Take it from me: You can’t please everyone, no matter what you do. But you CAN take great care of yourself regardless.
Hi Coffey –
I don’t need to lose weight, but I do things that are not in my best interest — smoke, eat good food and then eat a sleeve of Oreos…, drink, don’t follow through with personal commitments. I would like to feel more in charge. Does Pleasure Principles cover this? Also, has the course changed? It looks more distant, less personal.
I admire your spirit and achievements. Your writing has been so personal and inspiring. I was waiting for registration to open. Recently you seem to have changed your web presence. Your page looks like so many other advertising / quick-buy-now sites. What gives?
Hey there, Christina –
- I felt shame.
- I felt like I’d been found out.
- I felt like I’d made a huge mistake.
- I felt like I’m never going to be any good and every decision I make is stupid and why the hell do I even bother trying?
- I felt like a fraud, like a joke, like an impostor.
My instinct was to go back to bed and slide into a depression. Instead, I hung with my kids and my clients.
My instinct was to go to McDonald’s and binge in my car in the drugstore parking lot. Instead, I put on my favorite training outfit and put Taylor Freaking Swift on the radio.
My instinct was to shut down my website, pull the course, and berate myself for the next ten years about “Who did I think I was?!” Instead, I decided to stand at the same computer where I’ve done all the writing for my blog and all the live Q&As for my course and respond to your email.