What Is Breaking Barriers?

by | Apr 25, 2016 | Blog

I get a lot of questions about my e-course, Breaking Barriers. I figured I’d make life easier for you & for me by telling you a bit more about it & answering the most common questions you guys have been asking.

After battling my weight for my entire life, after focusing on diet & exercise as the solution to my weight problem for decades, I realized that my lack of success was due in large part to the fact that food and fitness wasn’t my problem.

Don’t get me wrong – I was overeating. I needed to both eat less and move more.

However, it was my mental & emotional baggage & barriers that were preventing me from consistently making good food choices.

I share all the time on the podcast that if I lined up 100 overweight people, all 100 would be able to identify at least one nutritional change they could make to help them lose weight. The problem isn’t that we don’t know what to do, the problem is that we aren’t consistently doing it.

Guess what? That means that the solution requires that you address the emotional baggage and mental barriers.

It requires that we focus more on why we eat than on what we eat.

That’s what Breaking Barriers is all about.

I know how frustrating it can be to want to lose weight & physically transform but continuously make choices that are entirely contrary to that goal.

I used to ask myself all the time,

What is wrong with me?

Why can’t I be consistent?

Why am I sabotaging myself?

Really, I created Breaking Barriers for myself. I created it to identify & overcome all the many ways and reasons I was getting in my own way and preventing my own success.

What is Breaking Barriers?

Breaking Barriers is a self-guided e-course that helps you identify & overcome your destructive patterns keeping you from reaching your goals.

It focuses primarily on self-limiting beliefs, fear of missing out, all-or-nothing thinking, emotional eating and self-sabotage.

From the perspective of someone who has been there, who has overcome these barriers & helped others do the same, Breaking Barriers gently shows you how to find your own solutions & put them into consistent practice.

Breaking Barriers isn’t just information. In December 2015, I recreated the course with a focus on application. I didn’t want to just give you information and leave you on your own to figure out how to apply it to your own life & implement it into your days.

I created worksheets and guides to help you take the information you learn and apply it into your own life.

I created tools to make it easier to bridge the gap between information & implementation.

Lastly, Breaking Barriers is about generating motivation & momentum. I understand that desire is a huge part of success and desire must be created & cultivated on good days and bad.

Breaking Barriers contains motivators while also teaching you how to generate motivation from within.

It’s is about what most other weight loss programs totally overlook – the real reason you’re struggling to lose weight – the barriers in your mind.

What will it teach me?

Weight loss without Breaking Barriers, for many people, is like driving on the highway with your parking brake on.

You’re trying hard, the car is working hard but you’re not really getting anywhere. Plus, you’re doing some damage to your car along the way!

When we approach weight loss with a primary focus on food & exercise, ignoring the factors contributing to the on again/off again cycle, self-sabotage, doubt, fear of missing out, emotional eating & binging, we essentially have our mental parking brake on.

We’re working hard but not really getting anywhere.

Breaking Barriers helps you identify what that parking brake is, for you, and helps you release it.

Will Breaking Barriers help me lose weight?

Yes. Just like releasing the parking brake in your car helps you accelerate with far more ease, releasing your mental and emotional parking brakes allows your progress to accelerate with far more ease.

Breaking Barriers is not about specific nutrition strategies for fat loss (that’s what the carbohydrate strategies for fat loss course is all about) but it will help you increase consistency & motivation while decreasing excuse-making, binge eating, self-sabotage & emotional eating.

When we not longer eat because we’re bored, lonely, stressed and emotional – when we no longer use food as a drug or coping mechanism – all of our fat loss efforts become easier & more successful.

What is the format of the course?

Breaking Barriers is a series of audios and videos with downloadable worksheets and tools.

Upon purchase, all the modules are immediately available and you have access to them for 1 year.

How long will it take me to go through the material?

This depends on you. You can binge watch all the videos over the course of a weekend or you can work through one module at a time or one lesson at a time, applying & practicing the strategies before moving on to the next module or lesson.

It’s kind of like asking how long it would take to watch the House of Cards series. Well, how much time do you have? How quickly do you want to consume it?

I recommend taking one lesson at a time and really doing the work instead of just whizzing through without application.

As I’ve shared on the podcast, I go through the Breaking Barriers materials repeatedly (every 4-6 weeks) because it serves as a powerful reminder of the strategies I need to continuously apply to achieve and maintain my goals.

Many of my Breaking Barriers students take the same approach – they go through the course multiple times, learning something new each time.

Is there a community element or Facebook group?

No, and for a very specific reason: your mental & emotional barriers are unique to you. One of the reasons many people aren’t able to overcome these challenges is because they spend more time looking at other people’s progress, journeys, thoughts and ideas and this distracts them from looking inward to identify their own challenges.

They hop on someone else’s bandwagon and take on their strategies or challenges or they waste energy in comparison instead of investing in themselves.

Breaking Barriers is about looking in instead of out. I carefully designed the course to help you do just that.

Ultimately, the answers are within YOU. They are unique to you. Breaking Barriers is all about you, not me and not anyone else in the course.

Are you available to help me if I’m struggling?

Yes, absolutely. I love receiving feedback about what parts of the course are most valuable as well as where people feel stuck. I am always adjusting the modules and tools to make sure they are as high-impact as possible.

I welcome your questions, concerns, suggestions and challenges at any point throughout Breaking Barriers.

How much does it cost?

To access all the videos, tools and audios for 1 year is $197. If you’re trying to decide if $197 is worth it to you or not, I’d encourage you to ask yourself the following question:

Is overcoming emotional eating, binge eating, self-sabotage or negativity worth $197 to me?

There’s no right or wrong answer but that’s how I evaluate financial decisions. Is the value greater than or equal to the price? Only you can answer that question.

I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again: I’ve only been a business owner for a couple years but Breaking Barriers is what I am most proud of.

It cuts straight to the core of the real issues behind overeating, poor relationships with food and unhealthy self-image.

I’d love to see you in the course, primarily because I know how amazing life can be when we break down our barriers and pursue our highest potential free from self-sabotage.

To join Breaking Barriers, click here.

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