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I wanna take you back to Christmas of 2006. I was living in a bachelor basement apartment not a ten minute walk from my parents house. I had just moved in after a relationship went gay (no, seriously – he broke up with me and came out as a gay man… it’s all cool, we’re still friends) and I was feeling pretty crappy about myself. This crappy feeling bled into feeling crappy about, well, everything.

Crappy in relationships.

Crappy in jobs (hated mine).

Crappy in friendships (didn’t really have any).

Crappy in health (um… Hello, 250lbs! Where did you come from?!)

Crappy in outlook (everything was crappy)

Crappy, crappy, crappy!

I quickly went into a spiral of depression. Looking at my life, everything seemed so dark and hopeless. I just couldn’t figure out how on earth things were going to get better. I hated myself, I hated my life and, looking ahead, I hated what I thought I knew would be my future (broke, lonely, no direction and super fat) and I became obsessed with it and the more I thought about it, the worse it got.

One day during my regularly scheduled Pity Party sessions I realized that this couldn’t go on anymore, I was so incredibly unhappy that something HAD to change and I finally figured that no one else was going to get me out of this craptastic life but myself. No one was going to show up at my door and hand me the fantastic career, the amazing man of my dreams or the bikini-ready body. If I wanted all of that, I was going to have to do it myself.

Now here I am, six years later with an amazing life! I’m in an amazing relationship with the man of my dreams, I have an amazing career helping others to take control of their lives, I have amazing friends, amazing health and a ridiculously amazing outlook.

I’m not here to brag (although I am pretty proud of it all), I’m telling you this simply to let you know that you always have a choice. You can choose to remain miserable and unhappy or you can choose happiness, it’s entirely up to you! For real change to happy, your desire to change absolutely must supersede your desire to remain where you currently are. When the desire to change is so huge, magic happens!

So whaddya say? Wanna join me in make 2013 the year of YOU? It’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be and all you need is the desire to change and a plan to make it happen! 2013 is just around the corner and it gives you just enough time to sit and map out a plan for you to become the best you you can be!

Let’s do this!


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