This week on Real Talk with Rachael my friend, Anne Watson, is sharing her personal story of body image and bullying. Anne is a business strategy coach and the host of the Swayology podcast. She helps coaches and communicators think like a business so they can inspire like a boss by getting crystal clear about their niche and creating a transformational offer that gets results. She currently lives in the Dallas, Texas area.

Key Points from Our Conversation:

  • After getting bullied about her nose, Anne had surgery but quickly realized that changing herself didn’t stop all the bullying. Years later, she realized that what actually earned her the respect she was looking for was standing up for herself and defending her boundaries.
  • Anne’s core belief became that she needed to change herself for people to be kind to her instead of God’s truth that we are valuable and loved as we are.
  • A true change came when Anne changed her perspective to be grateful that her body had faithfully served her despite how poorly she treated and spoke about it.
  • There’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel your best, but it becomes dangerous when we feel we need to look a certain way or achieve something to earn the approval of others.
  • If you struggle to exercise, remind yourself that it’s not something you have to do, it’s something you get to do because you’ve been blessed with the ability to be active. Try thanking your body today for all it’s doing for you.
  • When you’re unsure of yourself, you go through life looking down for the next place you’ll trip. But life is about looking up, enjoying the beauty in front of you, and trusting God that if you trip, you’ll be okay.

Let’s Get Real Practical:

What core belief has positively influenced how you see yourself or the world?
What core belief has negatively influenced how you see yourself or the world?
What does God want to replace that core belief with today?

Connect with Anne: website | Instagram | podcast
Connect with Rachael: website | Instagram | Facebook

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