361. From Surviving to Thriving
In her 30-year counseling and teaching career, she helped students create blueprints for living. Then, when Hepatitis-C and brutal therapies knocked her down for four years, she committed herself to creating a new blueprint to get her life back from the often-fatal virus.
Marsha Lecour is the author of the book “The Book of Hepatitis C: 7 Simple Strategies to Shift from Surviving to Thriving After Hepatitis C.” Marsha Lecour writes about her experience with this virus that attacks the liver. After 48 weeks of treatment with side effects like depression and nausea, Marsha was cured. Yet she was merely surviving at this point with fatigue and very little energy. Ultimately, Marsha created a master blueprint with a few simple steps to empower others to shift to thriving in their lives.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
During her 30-year career as a teacher and guidance counselor, Marsha helped students create blueprints for their careers by identifying their gifts, skills and authentic selves. Unlike many guidance counselors who were content simply to hand students bulky print-outs of test results, she invested time and attention in helping them, one at a time, to understand the insights suggested by the test instruments.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Unknowingly carrying the Hepatitis-C virus since an operation at age four, Marsha began experiencing severe fatigue and illness well into her career. She had to take four years off to work on her recovery. “Conventional treatments, including a triple-drug therapy, was a brutal. By the end of it, I was a basket case. I didn’t look good; I didn’t feel good. I thought, ‘I want to get my life back!’ Through a series of trial-and-error steps, I came up with a blueprint outlining a series of seven steps, which cured me of my Hepatitis. If you follow these steps, you can get your life back. And you can shift from merely surviving as a victim to fully thriving with vitality and hope for a new life.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“The seven steps outlined in my blueprint for recovering from Hepatitis-C are all based on general, proven principles of good health. To begin, you have to know what your starting point is and where you want to be. You turn your attention from living by default to living by design, through commitment and consistency. It’s an inside game, a shift in mindset. It begins and continues in self-care and self-love.”
Steps to Success from Marsha Lecour
1. Candidly take stock of where you are right now, what you’re feeling.
2. Work from a basis of self-care, driven by self-love.
3. Commit to the discipline of following a blueprint for a healthy life, in which you will thrive, not just survive.
4. Find your “zone of genius.” It is the place where you will be fully thriving. Wise counseling, support and personal searching will lead you there.
On Her Bookshelf
The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, by Gay Hendricks, PhD
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Richard N. Bolles
The Success Principles(TM) – 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book), by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills
The Book of Hepatitis C: 7 Simple Strategies to Shift from Surviving to Thriving After Hepatitis C, by Marsha Lecour
Connecting With Marsha Lecour
Facebook: facebook.com/shifttothriving and facebook.com/MarshaLecour
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