889. Turning Limiting Beliefs into Limitless Beliefs
“At an early age I wanted to become a lawyer. I went to law school because I was determined to make the wrongs right. I wanted to fight for the underdog and to speak for those like me who found themselves voiceless or afraid.”
Adri Kyser is an international wellness expert who has spent the past 15 years helping highly-driven women stop feeling stressed and overwhelmed and start living a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. She’s helped thousands of women worldwide achieve everything from reduced pain and stress to increased confidence and productivity. When she’s not busy hosting retreats around the globe in exotic locations like Bali, Greece, and Peru, she’s being featured on iHeart Radio, Amazon Prime’s “The Focus,” and Authority Magazine. She is a co-author of the book “Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“I remember clearly the most pivotal point in my life. I don’t remember exactly how long the abuse had been going on because I was under the impression as a child that it was my fault, that I was the one that did something wrong. Around age 8 or 9, I heard my aunt walking towards me and she was in a bad mood. I knew exactly what that meant. She asked me a question but didn’t like my answer. She instantly slapped my face, pulled my hair, and asked, ‘Who do you think you are, you stupid little girl?’ At that specific moment, I finally fought back because I knew if I didn’t stand up for myself, this would be my only time to stop the beating. Nobody else in my family knew what was going on. It was this moment when I realized that I had control over what I had been allowing myself to experience. And once I was able to stand up to my aunt, I also realized that I wanted to do the same for others.”
The Most Powerful Lessons and Experiences?
1) Oftentimes people have a limiting belief. One of the most popular or common ones is: I’m not good enough. I’m not good enough to fill-in-the-blank. So oftentimes they give up doing something before they even try because they feel they’re not good enough. And the more you think negative thoughts, the more those limiting beliefs get reinforced.
2) What people don’t realize is that when you move to a different country and different culture, you don’t have your friends anymore. You don’t have your family. You can be very isolated in many ways and feel inadequate, when all you want to do is feel like you belong. However, the most painful moments in my life also were the moments where I drew the most amount of strength and determination to really move forward in life and become who I was meant to be.
3) I mentioned that I always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and thought law school was the way for me. I’m making a difference in people’s lives, but how I’m doing it is different. It was from my own need to heal myself from chronic pain. Years of suppressed memories and emotions eventually manifested or led to chronic back pain. And after trying conventional treatments, to get better results I realized I needed to address the mental and emotional aspects of myself and not just the physical pain. I was determined to heal myself in a natural way, because I didn’t want to take medications. And that’s how my journey started on the holistic path. That led me to yoga and yoga led me to something I never intended–to speak or teach publicly–because I was still so self-conscious about my accent. But before I even finished Tai Chi training, I was offered a job teaching yoga. And from that moment on, I have been travelling internationally, teaching holistic wellness and yoga, and doing training, workshops, and so forth.
4) I believe that when the teacher is ready, the student will appear. When you’re following your passion, when you’re doing what you’re meant to be doing, doors open effortlessly. You’re not struggling anymore. You’re going with the flow. That is how I knew I was doing what I was meant to be doing. I don’t want to say that everything dropped on my lap because I also had to do my work, but just living my life with purpose made doors open.
5) In order to be successful, we have to be consistent, put our heart into it, and just keep moving even when obstacles arise.
On Her Bookshelf
Overcoming Adversity in Entrepreneurship: We Did It, and So Can You!, co-author Adri Kyser
Kindle available now. Paperback available through Amazon starting July 3, 2020.
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