481. Step 1: Be Honest with Yourself
Like millions of Americans, Mary struggled with her weight and juggling prescription medications. Even though she switched to buying organic and locally grown food, that did not solve her health issues. It was time she got brutally honest with herself and find a long-term solution.
Mary Hyatt is on a quest to feel alive and to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity, and abundance in body, mind and soul. Mary believes that every person has the ability to create the life that they love. She lives in the heart of Nashville and her days are spent juggling the roles of holistic lifestyle advocate as a Blue Diamond wellness advocate with doTERRA essential oils, and personal life and business coach. She helps her clients wake up, find their voice and become fully alive. You can join her every Wednesday at 1 PM CST on her Facebook LIVE show where she dives into raw topics and helps her audience fall back in love with themselves and believe in their potential.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
One of five daughters of a striving serial entrepreneur father, Mary absorbed a work ethic and a love for starting businesses. “I was always finding ways to start little businesses. I worked three jobs when I was in high school. I was a nanny, and I also worked in an eye doctor’s office. Then I was a personal assistant. I was all over the place all of the time! Working wasn’t something we talked about, it was just sort of a given. I’m grateful for that now.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Dealing with issues of health and being overweight, Mary gravitated toward learning about locally grown food. Gradually, she dropped processed foods from her life, replacing them with organic whole foods. The documentary “Food, Inc.,”and the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” strengthened her resolve. Then, at 23, her entrepreneurial side led her to start a farmers’ market in Nashville, TN. “I created the farmers market in just a couple of months. It was incredibly successful. I sold it to a wonderful lady, and it is still running. It’s so cool to see how far it has come since I opened it around eight years ago.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Wake up and be brutally honest with yourself about where you are and how you feel about it. Give voice to those feelings. From that place of honesty, you can then birth the change you want in your life. But you have to get honest and tell it like it is. That, to me, is the first step.”
Steps to Success from Mary Hyatt
1. Find and create a sense of purpose in whatever you do.
2. If you can’t find a sense of purpose—or if you’re just doing the “shoulds”—stop and get clear on what you truly love to do.
3. Take responsibility for your life and recognize you always have a choice.
4. Fake it ‘til you make it…just make it! Just keep trying things out, and don’t give up on yourself.
On Her Bookshelf
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery, by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
Top Tools on Her Browser
Zoom.com – totally free videoconferencing site, groups and one-on-one.
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Careers: Business Coach, Business Owner, Life Coach, Wellness Advocate
Topics: Food/Eating/Health, Starting a business, Weight