The value of resistance

Yesterday afternoon I was on a call with a client, Katie - she's a coach and we used our session to talk through a new program she wants to launch this fall.

When we started our coaching call, she mentioned having a ton of resistance to this program. "It sounds fun" she said "but I'm just feeling stuck around it."

During our call, I led her through a meditation (I start many of my longer coaching calls like this!) and then we shook out all the details for her program. We took the ideas and thoughts that she had swirling in her head and made them into a tangible, action oriented, realistic plan.

I have a ton of experience with online marketing and launching programs through running my own business and supporting Robyn in running Your Healthiest You the last 4+ years. It's FUN for me to share some of the tips, tricks and best practices I've learned with my entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneur clients.

There's value in looking at your resistance.

Sometimes we feel resistance because there's something in our plan or action that isn't aligned with our spirit, our best intention or higher self. But sometimes we simply feel resistance because we're walking into new territory and we need someone to help us find our way.

For Katie, the resistance was a combination of both. She was doing something new, yes, but through our session we also discovered that she wasn't planning to charge nearly enough for what she wanted to offer through this program. The price point didn't match the service, or the target customer.

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There's value in looking at your resistance.

Today I want you to look more closely at a new business project, a family matter or food/health change that you're feeling stuck around. I know, I know - this may be a big ask for a summer Friday, but hear me out (or mark this email as unread and come back to it on Sunday or Monday).

Below are some questions to ask yourself to get un-stuck. You can ask yourself these questions in a meditation, via journaling or call up a friend and have her or him ask you the questions out loud.

Bonus tip: Notice which inquiry method most appeals. I'm a huge fan of journaling, but some people do better actually talking through an issue.

Questions to ask yourself when you're feeling stuck:

  • Is this the most aligned plan of action for me? If no, what feels more aligned (or how can I feel more aligned with this)?

  • Is there something else about the scenario or problem that I need to know in order to move forward?

  • Is there a piece of my plan that needs to change?

  • Do I simply need more time? Am I putting to much pressure on myself to just get it done?

  • Do I need external support? If so, who is the best person to help me out?

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Towards the end of my call with Katie, I mentioned that I too had a project I was feeling a ton of resistance around (hint: it's something I mentioned in my last email).

I'm going to use these exact questions to dive into my resistance and find clarity around why I'm feeling stuck and how to move forward. I think I have an idea what's going on, but sometimes our resistance isn't exactly what it seems, there's usually a layer deeper (like with Katie and what we discovered about the misaligned price of her program).

If you use these questions and find them helpful, I'd love to know!

Leave a comment below, or better yet, share a photo or video on social media with your insight or aha. Make sure to tag me @emilynachazel so I can see your inspirational posts!

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Will you do this with me?

As you read this post, I'm packing up and moving out of my little studio apartment. My brain isn't quite sure WHY I chose this week to move. Like I mentioned on Friday, I've got a lot going on (starting to feel like a broken record when I say this... anyone else??) but hey it's happening!

Anyways, to say I've been stressed would be an understatement. As a health coach and yoga teacher, I know very well the impact stress can have on the body and mind. Here's how I've seen it play out for me:

  • My cravings for chocolate are out of control
  • My belly feels bloated no matter what I eat
  • I've put on a few pounds seemingly overnight
  • My sleep has been okay, but not great. I've been waking up a little earlier than I like and not feeling totally well rested
  • Most importantly, my mood is all over the place. I'm not my calm, level-headed self - I find little things impact me and there's quite a bit of negative self talk going on.

Can you relate? Have you been stressed lately? Have you seen (or felt) the impact of stress on your body?

I'm not pointing out all these things to bash myself - instead I'm reminding myself to be compassionate and recognize that all these "symptoms" are totally understandable given the situation.

However, being compassionate and loving myself as I am right now does not mean I can't want things to change.

Which is why I'm super stoked for Robyn's coaching program that's stars this Wednesday: Your Healthiest You Group Coaching Program.

I help run this program and I've shared about it with you before, but I'm especially excited that we're starting it again this week because it's exactly what I need right now to get back to basics and start feeling better in my body (without going on some restrictive diet or detox or all consuming exercise plan, because who has time for that??).

 

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Your Healthiest You is a 6 week virtual coaching program where you'll receive all of our best coaching, tips and recipes in one well-organized, easy to follow and FUN place. You'll get the must-know info PLUS the support and accountability.

Though this program, I learned how to:

  • Find my "food voice" (i.e. how to stop listening to what EVERYONE else is saying and listen to my own body instead)
  • Poop regularly without coffee or laxatives (yep)
  • Establish a meditation practice that I actually look forward to
  • Not feel crazy if I missed a workout and how to have a healthier relationship with exercise
  • Bring my hormones back to balance (HELLO gorgeous skin!)
  • Love my body. Yes I know that sounds corny but it's true. I went 28 years of my life disconnected from my physical body, seeing it as something seperate from ME, instead of loving and accepting it for what it is (my home!!) EVEN when parts of it don't work perfectly or look exactly like I'd wish.
  • And so much more!

Here's how it works:

  • Each week you’ll receive a recorded coaching call that will be a mix of topic focused coaching and Q&A (that you can listen to whenever works with your schedule!) >> check exactly what topics we’ll be covering each week HERE: Your Healthiest You details

  • You’ll receive a Topic and Tips Guide that contains important call overview notes and what to focus on - essentially a cheat sheet!

  • You’ll also have a Playsheet to workshop each topic. (aka your “homework”)

  • And a new set of recipes and shopping guide so you don’t have to think about what you’re going to make that week!
  • Finally you’ll have access to an exclusive YHY Community Facebook group to connect, share, ask questions and be inspired.


PLUS, just for you, when you join you'll also receive a BONUS one-on-one coaching session with ME! I helped to create this program and have gone through it multiple times so together we will put together a game plan for how you can get the most out of your experience.
 

We start WEDNESDAY (November 1st). If this email sparked anything inside of you, click here to learn more and enroll: Your Healthiest You 6 Week Coaching Program.

Not sure if this is the program or time for you, or have questions not answered on website? Hit reply to this email and we'll figure out a time to hop on the phone and chat today.

Will you do this with me? I hope so.