OYL – Organize Your Life Champion: Jessica L.
This week’s Organize Your Life champion is Jessica L.
Jessica has been a student of Organize Your Life for years, and she has become a model for self empowerment. That’s why she’s an Organize Your Life Champion!
Her dedication to growth and will to succeed has inspired us all. We are so grateful to be on this journey with her. She consistently embraces the process of becoming organized and is always striving for greatness in all areas – health, business and relationships. Jessica is a true definition of an OYL Champion.
Jessica’s journey to becoming an Organize Your Life champion…
When I took Organize Your Life for the first time, I had made a decision– I cannot go on living like this. Being disorganized was costing me money, my health, my friendships and was about to cost me my job.
I was terrified all of the time about what the future would hold. My life was chaotic and I was overwhelmed. Something had to give. So I took the first step. I took responsibility for what I had created and took responsibility for changing it.
I would love to tell you that I fell in love with OYL after the very first course and instantly knew it was the answer to all of prayers. But the truth is, it was really hard to face the mess I had created in my life. It turns out, it was the answer to my prayers, but it took three things to really commit to myself to this work and the process of improving my life.
The first was having the courage to change. Change is uncomfortable. It hurts. Our bodies are neurologically designed to keep us where were are. Creating new habits means acknowledging what is not working in our life and being willing to feel the pain of resisting human nature to fall back into our old, more comfortable ways. The hardest part for me initially was throwing things out. I was emotionally attached to my possessions, and I had a lot of fear about being able to replace them. That first step, as many of us OYL veterans will tell you, was clearing space in order to create meaningful change in all areas of life.
The second thing I learned was to trust the process and be coachable. The first time I heard Susan suggest getting a paper planner and color coding it with highlighters, I thought she was nuts. I remember calling a friend and laughing about it. But the truth is, clearly, I didn’t know it all or I would not have been in the situation I was. So I decided to be open, play all in, and to be willing to try new things. Having taken the course many times and having experienced incredible results, I know that that there is a reason for everything that Susan says. Susan is unequivocally one of the most productive, accomplished and brilliant women I have ever met, and she is generous enough to share with her students what she did to create her success. Simply signing up for the seminars and listening to them alone will not do anything if you aren’t actually willing to apply what you learn to your life.
The final thing that I learned is that in order to improve our lives, we must first forgive ourselves. This is process that I require doing daily, and honestly, some days it is easier than others. When we forgive ourselves, we give ourselves permission to create something different, something better. We cannot create change if we are living with guilt and shame.
When we take responsibility for where we are, have the courage and willingness to change, are open to the coaching, and come from a place of love for ourselves and others, we can truly “Step Into Our Power” and have the ability to change our lives forever.
Susan Sly is a best selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television and the CBN. Susan is the mother of five children and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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