Shift in Perspective
I grew up with the motto “no pain, no gain” and I really embodied struggle in all aspects of my life…from my intimate relationships, to my career, to my challenges in life, I felt like I had to struggle to get anywhere with any of these things. I felt that with enough hard work, I could be happy and fulfilled.
This motto was something I learned growing up…from my parents (to no fault of their own, as that is how they grew up), teachers, coaches…most of my mentors growing up.
Does this sound familiar to you at all?
If so, keep reading…
So I continued to work harder and harder and joy only came in short spurts. Fulfillment was always at arms length and depression, anger, overwhelm…these emotions became the norm.
Until…I hit rock bottom.
For me, rock bottom was when I became a single mom when my daughter turned 2 months old.
My relationship with my fiancé was upside-down, my 9 – 5 job was squeezing my soul, and I felt desperately alone. I was scared, upset, and an emotional wreck!
What I wanted was to feel loved, supported, and to be able to care for and provide for myself and my daughter and feel fulfilled in my life.
I knew I had more to offer the world.
I knew that I wanted to use more of my gifts and talents.
I knew that I really wanted to make a difference in my time on this planet.
That’s when I decided I needed a change..
What I needed was a shift in perspective.
My inspiration to change came from my daughter Kyra. She was my guardian angel and she shed a new light on my path.
Even at just 1 year of age, Kyra had an uncanny intuition. And I started to listen to it.
Here’s the story…
We had just moved into a new apartment and I was putting things onto my bookshelves. Kyra found a stack of Tarot cards that I hadn’t opened yet from my aunt: “Tarot of the Spirit” by Pamela and Joyce Eakins.
At first I said, “No Kyra. We’re not opening these cards right now.”
But when she insisted, as many 1 year olds do, I decided to listen to her and open the deck of cards.
What I found inside was magic.
I started meditating on these cards right away…one card each night. Each card had a different saying that I was meant to hear that night and each card was magical, sacred, life-changing. Meditating on these cards opened me up to my spirituality and connecting with Source Energy. It opened me up to my future.
After going through these Tarot cards, I starting meditating on a regular basis. Even at work. During the middle of the day, on my lunch break, I’d sit in my office chair and meditate for 10-20 minutes. I thought everyone in my office could benefit from this relaxation technique. So I started a meditation group at my office and led it for over a year.
Then I awakened my feminine power. I found this amazing course online called “The Feminine Power Course”, which is taught by Katharine Woodward Thomas and Dr. Claire Zammit. I highly recommend it!
On an Entheos teleseminar, I found both my first coach and my first coaching course director.
I worked with my fabulous coach Jen Mazer, The Queen of Manifestation, for over a year. She is fantastic!
I signed up for a year-long coaching program taught by Christy Whitman, who is the director of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy. This course took me to my edge and beyond and challenged me in ways that I never imagined possible. As a result, I became a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach. I highly recommend this program too!
Currently, I am taking an online business school for entrepreneurs called “B-School” run by the fabulous Marie Forleo.
And I joined the Entrepreneurial Academy in St. Petersburg, where I met my new coach Barry Foster. He is excellent!
I joined the International Coaching Federation and a local chapter here in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Through all of these opportunities, I am forever grateful to my daughter, who opened my eyes to what else exists in this world and what really matters. She started my shift in perspective.
My spiritual journey continues today and will continue for the rest of my life. I continue to learn and want to be the best version of myself. I continue to work through my limiting beliefs.
I practice gratitude on a regular basis. I practice law of attraction processes from Abraham Hicks. I meditate. I do yoga. I take care of myself to the best of my ability.
I believe in myself and what I have to offer this world. I VALUE myself. I love and appreciate myself. I realize that I am unique and that my unique gifts are meant to be shared with the world.
Through all of this work and guidance, I have manifested some incredible things into my life…an incredible relationship with my daughter; a fiancé who loves, supports, cherishes, and adores me; beautiful relationships with family and friends; my dream home at the beach; a deep spiritual connection with Source Energy; and amazing travel experiences.
To continue this expansion and share my knowledge with others, I have started my own coaching business, Anik Perspectives.
With my own coaching business, my intentions are to help others create a shift in perspective and make big changes in their lives…spiritually, professionally, romantically, emotionally, psychologically, and physically.
Birthing a business is like raising a child.
I am giving it lots of love and care and putting all of my heart and soul and creative juices into it.
Anik Perspectives is my gift to you.
I want to help you make that big shift in perspective in your life.
I want to help empower you to take the risks to help you reach your big dreams.
Having an accountability partner to support you, inspire you, and collaborate with you is something we all need to make our big dreams a reality.
What is your big vision?
What is holding you back from realizing your big dreams?
What will it take to help you make that shift in perspective?
If you are motivated to make a big shift in your life, if you want an accountability partner, and you are open to new experiences, we just might be the perfect fit for each other.
If you are feeling drawn to make a shift in perspective, please check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.
I am so excited to share my love and support and creativity with you!