We Are Beautiful Magazine Article

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We Are Beautiful Magazine Article

I had a ton of fun working with We Are Beautiful Magazine to create this piece.

Here are some screen shots of the article. And here is a link to the video that I shared with their community. We Are Beautiful Video.

I’ve also included the text of this piece, because the pictures are hard to read.




My Story:

The camel’s back had to be broken twice in one week before my pain became greater than my complacency. The first straw that broke my back happened when a supervisor reprimanded me by saying, “What makes you think that you don’t have to do what I tell you to do?” That question literally crushed my spirit. I felt angry, disrespected, enslaved and degraded. But I did what I was taught by previous supervisors; I took my beating humbly and then went home to lick my wounds.

Two days later I was at home playing with my five year old daughter and three year old son in our basement. At the end of a good 30 minutes of wrestling around, it was time to clean up. As many of you know, the primary job of young kids is to test boundaries, and that day they chose to protest cleaning up the mess that they had made in the basement. After a good ten minutes of me being the nice dad, I suddenly became the angry father and said, “What makes you think that you don’t have to do what I tell you to do?” And that was the second straw that broke my back that week.

What I learned was that hurt people, hurt people.

Those two events, while they may sound minor to others, to me were a huge assault on my deepest values. I didn’t know this at the time but my top five values (in no particular order) are/were Creativity, Family, Teaching, Fitness and Mindfulness. Not only was I treated in a way that was offensive to my values, I was then treating my family in a way that was offensive to my values.

Those experiences triggered a radical change in my lifestyle. I quit my job and spent some serious time meditating, praying and journaling. Out of that deep work came the desire to become an entrepreneur and start my own business as a High Performance Business Coach.

Before starting that business, I became certified as an Elite Life Coach. Over the course of a year, I worked with two business coaches to help me think differently about beginning that important work. What I learned was that 80% of success in any business comes from mastering one’s internal game. Having the mindset of a champion allows you to show up like one in all that you do. As I mastered my inner game, I realized that I was really good at helping others master theirs.

Now, as a High Performance Business Coach I help people to master their mindset so that they can master their business. I have worked with small to medium size business owners that are “doing everything right” but are not getting the results they desire. Some are starting businesses and others are trying to take their career to the next level. I help them figure out a new way to connect the dots for financial growth and personal freedom.

I absolutely LOVE the work that I do now. I think differently. I speak differently. I act differently. I am living my values as a parent and as a professional.

Favorite Quote:
Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

What makes you beautiful?

I am beautiful because I understand my paradoxical nature. I am strong yet vulnerable. I am extroverted yet able to find peace being alone. I am a leader when that is needed and a follower when that is needed. I smile at my happiness and my sorrow. Beauty is a way of thinking and I practice it regularly through meditation and mindfulness.

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Email: Bryan@BryanSchachtele.com