It’s something I today called an “Image Management” addiction – the addiction to needing to look good, be liked, be successful and not be seen as weak, inadequate or worthless.
My own image management addiction became particularly glaring to me once my food and drug addictions went away.
I couldn’t walk into a room, speak up at meeting, or even pull up next to you at a traffic light without wanting you to like me, respect me or want me.
I needed to look good.
I needed you to see me looking good.
So I strove for excellence – which turned into perfectionism.
Achievement – which drove me to become a workaholic.
And proving myself – which kept me pushing so hard that by my mid-20s I was in adrenal burnout, had chronic pain and was showing markers for an auto-immune disease.
In spite of all that internal drama, from the outside, I looked like I had my shit together.
Which allowed me to stay in the delusion for decades that I did have my shit together.
And it wasn’t until I got honest that I was hopelessly powerless when it came to image management, and applied the same formula to this addiction that I had to my food and drug addictions, that I finally got free from needing you to like and approve of me and I experienced an entirely new level of being ok just being me.
I was also able to redirect my passion and drive in a healthy way that allowed me to still be up to amazing things in the world, but instead of forcing, pushing, efforting and being exhausted, I learned a different way of being that had me working less and having moresuccess and ease.
Through my own trial and error, I learned what it takes to actually live free from needing to manage your perception or opinion of me.
I can’t tell you what freedom it is to not need you to like me, understand me or approve of me in order for me to be ok.
It’s a lightness I never knew existed.
Which is why I want to you to experience it for yourself.
So if that sounds like something you want, then I want to share with you something I created for women just like us – who are high-achievers but also hopelessly addicted to needing to be liked, be successful and be seen…
I’ve been spending the last 2 months behind the scenes creating this because what I hear from women in my VIP program is…
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So I’d love for you, like them, to get a similar experience of being seen, understood and having access to relevant, real-world tools and insights for living free from addiction for free for 30 days.
You can get all the information here:
I’m committed to you getting the support and sistership you need so that you no longer feel alone in your battle with your addiction and where you can actually learn how to get free and stay free.
Because the world is ready for you to stop holding back, and I want to help you do it so you can be lighter, freer and help more people.
Cuz then we all win 😉
In dedication of all things raw, real and recovered,
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