What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
After a decade of being a Mental Health Therapist, I found myself in an extremely narcissistic abusive marriage where he had an affair for 14 months of our 2.5-year marriage. You would think as a therapist, I would have recognized red flags and walked away but I didn’t. After our divorce, I remained committed to him for two years. In February 2018 the last traumatic event occurred and on February 15, 2018, I finally after six years of having him in my life I walked away from him. Four months earlier I had lost my six-figure income. So, there I was … no income and walking away from my ex. I was beyond traumatized. I felt empty and damaged. Oftentimes I had no idea how I was going to continue. When I tapped into my inner being, the messages I received during this time were: “You’re worthless.” “You’re not wanted.” And the worst one ... “You are not good enough.”
I sought out my own therapist and began doing the difficult work of moving from my struggles into my strength. I began writing my book in Feb 2018 while I was in the midst of such heartbreak, turmoil and trauma. My book is my saving grace.
My book outlines my story but also talks about a system I developed called “5 Steps to Move From Struggle to Strength.” I personally have worked through each of these steps and so have many of the clients I have worked with. This 5 Step System that will help you move from just maintaining the problem of feeling stuck and move you into believing you are enough!
What message do you promote?
My passion and purpose is to help you (1) build confidence, (2) find clarity in getting what you truly want in life (3) get inspired to take action towards building the life of your dreams, and (4) empower you to believe you are enough!
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
In 2019 I launched the international I Am Enough Movement.
During my healing process I wrote on a note card why I am enough and began repeating this day after day. Every time I thought I wasn’t good enough out came the card. Once I came to believe that I truly was enough, I began visualizing how I wanted to make an impact in this world not just through my best-selling book but also through the I AM ENOUGH Movement.
The I AM ENOUGH MOVEMENT provides visual coping cards for free to people all over world. I created movement as a way to give back. In November 2019, the movement became a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization.
The I Am Enough Movement empowers people around the world to realize their full potential by providing free visual coping cards, outreach activities, and advocacy/educational programs that stimulate their well-being.
The vision for the I Am Enough Movement is to empower individuals to rewrite their story and shift their understanding of what’s possible by guiding them to know they are enough.
You can order your FREE I AM ENOUGH coping cards at: http://iamenoughmovement.info
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to
I have a learning disability and when I was in high school my guidance counselor told me that I should never go to college because I was never going to graduate. Little did I know that at that exact moment I would begin working tirelessly to prove him and myself wrong. I successfully graduated with my master’s degree and I am licensed to practice therapy in both Michigan and California.
Leaving my abusive ex-husband and not returning to a full-time job as a Mental Health Therapist were also major struggles in my life. Two years ago, I made the decision to open my own private practice and jump into entrepreneurship. I became a Best-Selling Author and started the I Am Enough Movement Nonprofit.
I never ever expected these things to happen. I had to learn to allow myself to be vulnerable and share my story without fear of being judged. I am living proof that with the right mindset you can truly build the life of your dreams. Today I can confidently say that I unapologetically own who I am, and I am enough!
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
The most rewarding part of being a Mental Health Therapist is giving back. I love having the opportunity to support someone in discovering who they truly are and watch them create a life that they truly love and stand in their true power knowing they are enough!
How do you SHOW UP?
MY top 3 values are authenticity, integrity, and honesty. I use these values as coping skills to help me show up in the world…by being me. I am a hot mess most of the time LOL and I unapologetically own who I am.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Don’t live a mediocre life. Go out and create the life of your dreams. Yes, it is scary, but I am living proof that more authentic and vulnerable you allow yourself to be, the more your life will be exactly how you want it to be. The right people and the right opportunities will come to you.
When women do not think they are “good enough” they will not take the necessary steps required to achieve their goals. Every person must reach and maintain healthy levels of self-esteem and confidence in order to succeed. People can only do that when they unconditionally accept themselves as they are.
Here is my SELF formula which will help you rebuild your mindset and believe you are enough:
Stop Self-Sabotage - You have to be 100% honest with yourself about the limiting self-beliefs that are keeping you stuck. If we take a minute to think about our own negative self-talk—consciously and subconsciously—in a day, it is astounding! Why is it so easy for us to say something nice to someone else, but we can’t do the same for ourselves? The key is to be able to identify those negative thoughts, acknowledge them, and then to immediately replace the thoughts with something positive.
Enough - Reprogram your limiting beliefs. Once you are able to identify these negative thoughts, you can boldly take the first step in changing those thoughts by reprogramming new beliefs into your subconscious mind using skills such as visual coping cards and daily affirmations. On the back of the, I Am Enough card write why you believe you are enough. Stand in front of a mirror, look into your eyes, and repeat out aloud (with some feeling and emotion). Do this 10- minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night. I encourage you to keep the card with you throughout the entire day so you can re-read the card to yourself whenever you feel you need a boost in your day.
Love yourself - Set good personal boundaries, it’s an effective way of loving and taking care of yourself. Stop seeking validation and approval from others. Be gentle and compassionate with yourself. Learn to give yourself grace. Use this affirmation; “I forgive myself for judging myself for ______” (fill in the blank i.e.: for getting sick, for acting out, for not doing your best). Take time to meditate and journal. Learn to live in appreciation by completing a simple gratitude list daily.
Fun - Self-love requires time to relax, play, and create face-to-face interactions with others. Our fast-paced world creates a goal-setting, competitive craziness that doesn’t leave time for fun! Get out there and do the things that light your fire. Enjoy them, enjoy being you, and enjoy your incredible life.
Connect with Megan:
PERSONAL MEDIA HANDLES
I Am Enough TV: http://ezway.tv
I AM ENOUGH MOVEMENT MEDIA HANDLES
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That's right! This gratitude journal is created for you to spend a minimum of 10 minutes a day on YOU! I call it “me time”! YOU are the most important person in your life. YOU need to be the strongest and best YOU so that you can serve others and live in your purpose the way YOU choose.