#108: Courtney Vickery discusses how a childhood eating disorder helped chart her career path
Courtney Vickery is a local multi-passionate mom of two. During COVID she chose to leave her job as a dietician with a hospital wellness center to start her own intuitive eating coaching business, working 1:1 with clients as a food therapist. She also teaches at a local university and has a side business doing website design and branding! Courtney explains how she periodically does an energy audit to determine which activities need to stay and which ones need to go. For those of you who have a lot of balls in the air, you'll relate to Courtney! I loved her honesty and courage as she talks about growing up with an eating disorder and how this helped chart her path to where she is today!
Your greatest trials and struggles can end up being your tools to help others going through the same thing.
Give yourself permission to quit something without a backup plan if your mental health is suffering
Don't just let life happen to you, take time to create a plan. Ask yourself what you want to learn. What are you curious about? Then find interesting courses, mentors, and teachers to hone your skills and create the future you imagined.
Our thinking minds get in the way of our success more than anything else. Invest the time and money into getting help with your thinking.
Narrow your focus. Brain dump all your dreams and ideas, then choose a couple of things to focus on by asking yourself what you really love. Running yourself ragged or overloading your schedule isn't helping you achieve your dreams, it's doing the opposite. More isn't better.
Ask yourself: What comes easy to you AND is enjoyable AND is where you want to pour your energy? Consider doing a personality test like Myers Brigg to figure out your strengths because you'll become exhausted if you try to life an inauthentic life.
Be very cognizant of your energy. Notice what drains you and what seems to fill you with more energy. This knowledge will help prevent burnout.
Courtney's website design and branding site: https://decletdesigns.com/