Today’s guest post is written by Chris from You’ll learn about the importance of defining your own story and how to take action towards inner transformation!

How do you move from negative thoughts, feelings of depression or anxiety into a state of joy,
happiness and fulfilment? Or an even bigger question: how does someone who says they’ve
never experienced joy or happiness begin to shift their mindset and behaviour? It’s a million-dollar
question which we’re about to discuss.

Phase 1: Define Your Story

The first phase is dealing with the baggage. We all carry baggage from our past, wounds that
sometimes seem impossible to heal. However, embracing the coach approach, or as I like to call
it, ‘slap therapy’, can be a transformative step toward moving on from past trauma and unlocking
the full potential that resides within you. In this blog, we will explore some of the empowering
strategies that can guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth.

Acknowledge Your Pain

Never fight back against a big negative emotion, it will only grow more overpowering.
There’s a lot of power in acknowledging your pain. It’s essential to confront your past trauma
head-on, recognising the impact it has had on your life. You must face your pain head-on to
in over to move beyond it. Just like the song, you can’t go around it, you can’t go over it,
and you can’t go under it. You must go through it. That means getting really honest with
yourself and facing some uncomfortable truths. The more honest you are with yourself the more
answers you’ll find. Here you will build a foundation of self-awareness that’s pivotal to life
transformation. After all our emotions are there as signals to tell us something is right/
wrong. Listen to what that emotion has to say, and be with it fully, just like you would for a friend.

Change Your Focus, Change Your Life

If you did overcome this challenge, what would it look like? It’s crucial that you shift your
focus from what went wrong in the past to what can go right in the future. By redirecting
your energy toward positive thoughts and possibilities, you open yourself up to a world of
opportunities for growth and healing. Furthermore, you could use the power of gratitude to
shift your focus from what’s lacking to what you have. By cultivating a mindset of gratitude,
you can break free from the chains of your past and embrace a brighter future.
Moving on from past trauma is a challenging but rewarding journey. As a Results Coach, I offer a
roadmap for personal growth. By acknowledging your pain, changing your focus, taking control of
your thoughts, practising gratitude, redefining your identity, and taking massive action, you can
unleash your inner strength.

Phase 2: Unleash Your Power

Welcome to phase 2! But before we talk about the steps remember that embarking on a journey to
operate at your fullest potential is a constant commitment to self-discovery, growth, and
transformation. Life has a habit of throwing things at us and you may need to recommit to the
journey a number of times. Know that that’s okay, as long as the commitment is there. A few
scientifically backed principles can guide you in unlocking your full potential and living a life of
extraordinary achievement.

Set Compelling Goals

Create a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Well-defined goals give your life direction
and purpose, serving as a roadmap for your journey to success.

Redefine Your Identity

Who do you want to be? Redefine your identity and break free from the limitations of past
trauma. By creating a compelling vision of who you want to become, you can reshape your
identity and move forward with purpose and confidence. But don’t stop there. You must
take massive action toward your goals.

Master Your Emotions

Every thought/ behaviour/ action begins with your emotional state. If you’re in a low state,
what thoughts do you have? If you were in an energised state, what action would you take?
State is like building a muscle. Cultivate empowering habits that align with your goals. By
establishing positive routines, you create a foundation for success and ensure that your daily
actions contribute to your overall growth and potential.

Take Massive Action

Translate your goals and aspirations into concrete actions. Never stop learning and growing.
Stay curious, seek knowledge, and invest in your personal and professional development to
ensure continuous growth. Having that hunger for success is the catalyst for achieving
extraordinary results. By actively pursuing positive changes in your life, you reclaim control
and build momentum toward a brighter future.


Operating at your fullest potential is not a destination but a continuous journey of self-discovery
and growth. Start simple and set your compelling goals, then master your state using sustainable
habits. You can unleash your full potential and live a life that exceeds your wildest dreams. Think
about it, how high do you set your goals when you’re in a low state? Yeah, much lower right? And
how high do you set your goals when you’re in peak state? Start your journey today and take
massive action, book the coach. Remember, your potential is limitless, and with the right mindset
and strategies, you can reach new heights of success and fulfilment

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Chris Garrard B.C.C., MDes
Founder & Results Coach

Chris is the founder of, he focuses on getting clients massive results using researched-based coaching techniques from the International Coaching Institute and Tony Robbins