A Story of Overcoming
My life and practice have been shaped by my own story. Growing up in foster care since the age of 2 and I have overcome many challenges and adversities despite the odds, always believing in finding a dream that leaves her fulfilled by living her life according to her own rules.
With a vision of owning my own business, 10 years ago I created her first business, Hippie’s Creations. Being very much a DIY person, I learned how to set up a blog and manage my social media, letting out my geeky side and leading me to create my second business, Unusual Bits.
My son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at the age of 4, and life became a 24-hour crisis, leaving his life in limbo until he underwent his third liver transplant.
Time for a Shift
I realized that life is too short and I needed to stop talking about my dream of helping others and start taking action. I became trained in mental health counseling but realized that in order to be present for my son’s medical needs and my own dream, that helping transform the life of others was my passion. I use what I have learned through life and my training to take a dream and turn it into reality and do this with my third business, Petra Monaco – Transformational Life Coach.
I believe that everyone deserves a shot at creating freedom however they envision it. I help women like myself move forward and overcome the challenges in making their own dreams real through her business, one-on-one coaching. I have written three books and continue to create my own freedom pursuing my own dreams.
Glad you shared your story!
To all you Victory Chicks:
There is victory in each of us - in you! You have what it takes to make the victory stretch out of your comfort zone from where you are now to where you want to be.
Can you relate to Petra's story?
Making your dreams come true, achieving your goals, being successful - it isn't always easy and sometimes, like Petra, you have to make a few attempts before you have the success you desire. But, with each attempt, you learn. You get smarter, bolder and sometimes more impatient. All of that pushes you forward, and you are more likely to put yourself "out there" in a way that you might have been too shy or reticent to do the first (or second) time around.
And you succeed.
I hope Petra's story inspires you to look at what you've done until now and what you dream about doing to make your tomorrows even better than your todays...and, then, start taking action.
One way to start is by asking yourself:
- Where's my comfort zone? Is it by staying so busy helping others that I don't have to think about my own goals? Is it watching too much TV or disappearing into a world of mystery or romance through books? Or, are you choosing to believe what other people tell you about what you are worth, or capable of, and let their negativity numb you into the comfort of the same old same old?
- If you could, what do you need to do to stretch out of it and into that bigger, richer, picture of who you really are?
- What's one small thing you can do today to take a step - even a little one - out of your comfort zone?
For information and resources, including Annmarie Kelly's upcoming teleseminars and Victory Groups, check out the Victorious Woman website. And for support and encouragement, join my private FB page at Victory Chicks Community.
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Founded by Annmarie Kelly, the Victorious Woman Project is a female empowerment resource containing articles, classes, books, podcasts and other tools for women over 40.