On episode #037, Christina Marlett and I believe, that women have the power to step into their greatness and change the world, but first they need to take charge of their own lives, starting with self-care from the inside out. In this interview we explore how to be more courageous and how to practice strategic self-care.

Christina, BKin, BMT, teaches highly productive leaders that self-care is a real necessity if a woman truly wants to step into her greatness.

Christina helps women revitalize their energy from the inside out so that they can be productive and peaceful at the same time. She has shared the stage with Michael Beckwith, Marci Shimoff, Lynne Twist, Ocean Robbins and Jean Houston. She is also a #1 International Best-Selling Author, a Master Facilitator, and the Founder of Courageous Self-Care.

The Courageous Self-Care Podcast is a self-help show full of self-care strategies, expert advice and inspiration with bestselling author, international speaker and Courageous Self-Care founder Christina Marlett. Additionally she offers books, events and online communities.

Facts / Strategy learnings:

  • we need to give ourselves self-love first before we expect Love from others
  • start to prioritize yourself instead of giving everyone but yourself
  • discover the best version of yourself 
  • especially women try to prove that we are already enough by taking care of other people
  • you cannot always give without running empty
  • the case is not having no time, but we often have habits that are not serving us
  • find and eliminate the energy drains, often we are draining our energy without even knowing it
  • learn what's been zapping your energy and what you can do to turn it all around so that you have sustainable energy 
  • so often we are running on remote control and empty which makes it impossible to make a difference to ourselves or other people in our life
  • are you just surviving and going through the motions instead of living fully aligned
  • we often try to boost our energy with drinks, food, exercise and sleep

Tips & Tricks / Secrets:

  • discover who you are and the best version of yourself and enrich yourself first
  • find the ignition for your life and follow your intuition
  • make courageous decisions for yourself
  • give to yourself what you want from others, so you´re not needy
  • learn to be in alignment of the energy ‘time’ and discover what´s sucking up your time but don´t fight against time
  • become aware and present and listen
  • reconnect to your body
  • open your heart and express your vulnerability and true self without judgment
  • put time for yourself in your calendar
  • take time to relax, my dog Joli is my best teacher for stretching and relaxation
  • come from a place of overflow and happiness rather than from a place of emptiness and bitterness
  • do not spend time on things you do not like, that is lifetime that is lost
  • everything is energy
  • pay attention to yourself and your energy level and create a structure for your life honoring your circle of energy
  • honor the low energy circles and do not try to push through
  • you do not need to do it all on your own, delegate and outsource
  • asking for help is a sign of strength
  • practise self-care and let it become part of who you are, make it a habit
  • learn how to be happy without being perfect
  • change what does not serve you no longer, do not fear the unknown
  • find out what you are capable of, do not keep your gifts hidden
  • we are built to overcome challenges, the growth and development is outside your comfort zone
  • if you are not changing something and keep going on the same old story every day something life-threatening is likely to occur anyway to kick your butt and out of your ‘comfort zone’
  • better call it familiarity zone, everything is predictable and known
  • honor the wake up calls (symptoms) and change things before they need to grow into severe diseases such as cancer

Takeaways:

  • you can liberate yourself from a hectic, unfulfilling life by creating and then deepening quality connections with your body, your True Self and others in your life and with Spirit. 
  • there is always benefit of working with someone who can see beyond what we can see, we went through all that and just realized our common mentor Marci Shimoff
  • watch out for a mentor who has gone through similar challenges
  • if you get diagnosed with the c-word, call it cancer, somebody who has faced all the struggles that come along with it can feel and understand much better what you´re going through (e.g. facing cancer myself 4 times and not only surviving but being healed from it I know exactly what you´re going through and how to skip fear around it)
  • everything involves community

Links & Social:
http://www.ChristinaMarlett.com
https://www.facebook.com/Courageous-Self-Care

check out Christina´s ‘Top 10 Energy Drains Mini Course’ (free for you, valued at $97)
https://www.christinamarlett.com/store/SweC225u

Podcast: https://www.christinamarlett.com/courageous-self-care-podcast
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txOKvRrjNLE&list=UU3lwvHJnsa8LVugnUVw_AMw

Her book ‘How ugly awkward dancing changes everything’ shows, how you can liberate yourself from a hectic, unfulfilling life by creating and then deepening quality connections with your Body, your True Self, Others in your life and with Spirit. You will learn how to be happy without being perfect. https://www.amazon.com/Ugly-Awkward-Dancing-Changes-Everything-ebook/dp/B01BYYX732/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2

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Christina is gifting us with a 3 month membership to the Courageous Self-Care Community. It's a private Facebook group filled with experts who align with self-care and give personal answers to members' questions. There are also regular teachings on how to be more courageous and to practice strategic self-care that gives you more energy and self-love.

On the FLY-Freestyle-Your-Life Podcast I´m providing you with insights and life-changing stories by fantastic experts to share a glimpse of hope for you on your own journey. Healing can come from being motivated and inspired, how others could overcome their obstacles and could find joy again, as learning from a life hero's journey gives hope.

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