For several years now I’ve been standing on the edge of a cliff looking out and knowing I was supposed to jump – God wanted me to jump. I knew I was supposed to write and speak and help people. I knew God wanted me to use my experiences, both good and bad, to help others on their walk. But what I didn’t know, exactly, was what I was supposed to say and how I was going to accomplish that mission. So I stood and I stared out and I prayed. I asked God to show me His will and let me know when it was my time to jump. He did, but not in the way I expected.
Six weeks ago, I attended a life-changing training conducted by the Self-Talk Institute and its founder Dr. Shad Helmstetter. I had read Dr. Helmstetter’s book, What To Say When You Talk to Your Self, a couple of times over the past couple of years and it had a major impact on clearing out the trash in my head. I am a very nice and kind person – to others. Unfortunately, I can be very mean to myself. This book changed that or at least started the process of changing it.
Hanging out on Facebook last fall I came across a post by Dr. Helmstetter about a new class he was offering to train people to teach his curriculum. Reading that post, I had a strong visceral reaction that simultaneously paralyzed me and moved me to action. I have never clicked on a link so fast in my life! I applied for the program and after spending almost an hour on the phone with Dr. Shad talking about his goals and vision for the training, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I was supposed to attend. I am proud to say that I am now a Certified Self-Talk Trainer and will soon be a Certified Life & Business Coach.
So what does that mean? Why did this training mean so much? It all goes back to what I finally have come to understand as my core mission and calling – to help people. As I look back on my life, I have constantly been placed into situations and positions where I can help people using the many gifts and talents with which I’ve been blessed. And now, Nibal 5.0 makes it all official! We live in a new and different world and the web is the best forum for reaching people. I already help people in my role as mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I help people lead healthy lives and start home based businesses through my Arbonne business. I help women get equipped and discipled through the women’s ministries at my church. And now, I can help people transform their lives through my speaking, training, and coaching using the tools of self-talk.
Welcome to my new virtual world. How can I help you?