You know what it's like to try and try and try at something, only to continue to fail?
That's what happened with our new website. And it turns out, what we experienced is a lot like trying to permanently lose weight.
See, we hired someone to do the work for us. And what we got was REALLY pretty, with SO MUCH potential. The potential with the new site was so amazing, we had stars in our eyes. So many stars, we lost our clarity.
And gave up our power.
And the moment we gave up our power, we lost our ability to get what we really wanted.
We asked someone to protect and provide for Losing Coach® like we do.
And they didn't.
How could they?
It wasn't theirs. They could only provide a list of rules for us to follow to meet their standard of success.
And Losing Coach® suffered under the burden of the rules... Because rules always lead to judgment.
On Wednesday, March 15 (ironically, Shelley's birthday) of this year, we were faced with the implications of what had happened... Losing Coach® was ruined. We had gotten so far off-course of where we wanted to be, it felt hopeless to us. It seemed there was no way to turn things around. The task was just too great to make it happen.
We were completely broken.
We came together and had to admit that our dream had died. What we longed for, was never going to happen. We surrendered and literally cried out to God, "Please help us."
We didn't blame each other or ourselves. We owned what happened, but we didn't blame. We didn't judge each other or ourselves. We owned what happened, but we didn't condemn. Because perfection isn't required, and judgment always cripples.
We got up off our knees and waited for direction... Believing it would come in due time. FAITH.
On Thursday, March 16 (ironically, the day before Erin's birthday) of this year, we called our attorney and asked him for help.
He spoke plainly and simply to us. Without any judgment, he showed us all the facts.
And he asked us one simple question, "If you took back the website, could you survive for another month?"
Without hesitation, Shelley answered, "Yes."
"Then take it back," he said.
So we did.
And in that moment the ship began to turn around.
We went to work on addressing all of the details for getting control of our website back, and making Losing Coach® ours again.
Turns out, this is exactly what we tell women about their weight...
Remove the rules. ("THIS is what a successful business does and what a website SHOULD look like." AKA "Asking someone else tell you what to do ... Eat this, not that... Look like me... Do it like I did... Get to the gym... ")
Face the facts without judgment or blame. ("We are not where we want to be, but we didn't do anything wrong. We did the best we could. We're learning." AKA "I'm overweight and I don't like it, but I didn't do anything wrong. I'm doing the best I can. I'm learning.")
Ask God for help. ("God help us." AKA "Letter to God")
Take your back your power. ("If you took back the website..." AKA "The POWER to lose weight is inside of YOU...Decision Making Analysis")
Take it one step at a time. ("Could you survive another month?" AKA "Can you lose 1 lb?")
Follow principles. ("Remove the rules. Face the facts without judgment or blame. Ask God for help. Take back your power.")
So here we are.
Following the principles of success...OUR WAY, with FAITH...believing that where we are now is temporary, and that we're doing the best we can, and each action will benefit our future.
It's not about what you do some of the time...but what you do most of the time that determines your success. Perfection is not required.
So welcome back to our old, familiar, original site, with a fresh look.
And now, we give it TIME. As much time as it takes. Because there's no prescribed rule of time-frame on success. And the one who keeps trying without giving up, always wins. They're guaranteed to...because they never give up.
That's true about any change in life. TIME will eventually bring success...if you don't give up.
With enough time, anything can change. With enough time, you can accomplish anything. With enough time, anything is possible.
Including having a successful business ... AND permanently losing weight.
We're here to help and want you to know you CAN succeed. There's nothing wrong with you. You haven't done anything wrong. And you are worthy.
We offer so many ways to help. Pick one that feels right to you.
Join Shelley's Club, contact us for a FREE and PRIVATE consultation, sign up for our next Workshop, start losing weight TODAY with our Online Coaching, find out how much weight you can lose with Losing Coach®, or check out our FREE coaching.
AND enjoy this old but REVIVED website that's been made, and is managed solely, by us in LOVE.
Shelley and Erin
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.