Women come to Losing Coach® like warriors.
How is she a warrior? She's fought for so many things in her life. She fought for her education, she fought for her marriage, she fought for her children, she fought for her dignity and her life. She's accomplished in winning the fights. She is educated, maybe with multiple degrees; she has her own business or is highly accomplished in her career. Whether in tact or not, she's on the front line with her marriage, she has survived the good and the bad, she runs marathons, and she's the epitome of a mama bear when it comes to protecting her children. This woman is a warrior. She has lots of weapons and she knows how to use them. She knows how to fight!
She comes to Losing Coach® because the one battle she's not winning is with her weight.
I acknowledge this woman warrior with a medal of honor. I restore her dignity. I validate she has fought the good fight. Then I ask her to do something very courageous...lay down her weapons.
Of course, as a natural warrior, she resists, "Lay down my weapons?"
"Yes, lay down your weapons."
She hesitates, "But, but... how... how will I protect myself?"
I say, "By coming off the battlefield."
"But, but... what if I need my weapons? And why do I have to lay them down?"
"You are no longer a warrior, you are now a queen and a queen never goes onto the battlefield, so you won't need any weapons. You have to lay them down because the weapons are literally weighing you down right now."
Lay down your weapons. The weight will come off.
So she learns how to lay down her weapons, she loses weight, and becomes a queen in her own land. Royalty. It's been in her blood all along, it's why she fought so hard as a warrior. When the warrior is ready to come off the battlefield and lay down her weapons, a royal coronation awaits her. From warriors to queens. It's the natural order of things.
Who is a warrior? She who comes to Losing Coach®.
Who is a queen? She who completes the Losing Coach® Process.
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.