When my son Alexander was little, and having a bad day, I would read him the book, “Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. It’s a story about a boy who went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with his gum in his hair. His day continued to go downhill from there. It’s something we can all relate to, and be comforted to know that other people have days like that too.
As adults, those days can sometimes turn into months or years depending on the circumstances life throws us, the choices we make, and our ability to trust that everything is going to be ok. In the summer of 2016, after my mom’s death, the loss of a significant relationship, and my role as a mother greatly shifting, I found myself in a “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Period of life” that even my own best tools, efforts and strategizes were falling short of keeping me connected to the bigger picture and lessons that would eventually come.
This is where Gabby Bernstein comes in… My pre-ordered copy of Gabby’s book, “The Universe Has Your Back”, arrived at the perfect time to remind me how to transform my fear to faith. No different than me reading to my son years ago, Gabby’s words, wisdom and tools were an ally in helping me (and millions of others) tap into a strength that helped me to accelerate growth in my personal life and in business. As a seasoned coach, I wasn’t expecting to lose sight of how to get the ‘proverbial gum out my own hair‘. I needed a reminder that the key to transformation is being open to possibility and to trust the process that the desired outcome will happen. Gabby’s work and the way in which she delivers her message is not unlike my own. It’s with conviction, non-judgement, authenticity, and integrity to reach the best and highest for the people we serve.
Several months later, I had the wonderful experience of meeting Gabby in NYC. I was able to listen to her speak to a packed audience. This picture was taken at the end of that session, when I got to thank her for all that she is, brings and gives to the world, and how she helped me, when I needed it most, get back to my “Amazing, Wonderful, Vibrant, Very Good Days”.