Alexis Bethel here, Inner Glow Circle’s Director of Mastermind.

Once upon a time, I had it all.

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The career, the perfect boyfriend, the amazing education, the looks, the…[you name it].

Everything should have been right. I should have been happy. So so happy.

Instead, I was anorexic, pushing away my amazing relationship [with my now husband], fighting a re-occurrence of depression and DREADING going into work every day.

What the hell?

The problem is, listening to all the “shoulds” in the world won’t make you happy. Meeting every single expectation society has for you won’t make you happy if you’re not meeting your own expectations [and I’m talking about the real ones]. The ones that set your soul on fire. Your place of alignment, your truth.

So what did I do? I said enough…

I decided that whatever it took, I just COULDN’T spend my life doing something everyday that didn’t make me happy.

What was the point? I honestly pictured myself sitting on my deathbed and thinking “there’s no way it went down like that…”

And so I left. I left the world of “shoulds” and I haven’t looked back.

After finishing my 200 hour yoga teacher training, I became certified as a life coach. Becoming a coach changed EVERYTHING for me.

Before I became a coach, I never thought I could live my life so in alignment with my desires. I always looked at people who are artists for a living, for example. And I thought to myself, “That’s just not in the cards for me. I’m a passionate person but I’m NEVER going to be able to make a living doing what I love.”

But I can honestly say that all of that has changed. Don’t get me wrong – I still work hard but I LOVE what I do every day. Becoming a coach has given me back the purpose and passion I craved in a career but that just wasn’t being fulfilled. I made the choice to change what wasn’t working in my life, and I’m so thankful that I did.

Plus, I’ve found an amazing sisterhood in Inner Glow Circle. We are all committed to continually improving the coaching world, and sharing this liberation with women around the world. I’m thrilled to be leading another Glow Coach Training collective starting in July. There are a few spots still available, so if you’re ready to do what you love + live in your truth, I hope you’ll join me. Reserve your seat now!