Welcome to our Transformational Success Story where I personally interview one of our very successful clients, Alison. Alison is a 28 year old school teacher who has spent the last 12 months living in Germany. She loves to travel and socialise with friends and enjoys walking, cooking and Salsa dancing.
How was life prior to your transformation?
I hit rock bottom. I just left my husband after 3 months of marriage and living in Germany. I left my job and the life that I had in Germany. I visualised I was going to stay there the rest of my life and that was the life I expected. Overnight his affair came out. I left all that behind and came back to Australia. I had many mixed emotions. I was scared how my friends would perceive the whole thing. I also felt really confused and lost and unmotivated to really do anything apart from drinking and partying. I felt like a real failure because the marriage didn’t work, even though I had done everything I could.
You have made significant changes in your life Alison, can you tell us about your transformation journey?
For the first time in my life I feel like I have a clear and positive outlook and that now I can make decisions and choices without letting unresolved emotions get in the way. Setting my three goals was very important. I already achieved my work goal and went back to teaching. Travel is my second goal and now when I budget I make allowances for my annual holiday and already have a trip booked and paid for this year. A new relationship is my third goal and I am working on that goal. Now I have a list of ideal partner qualities that I can refer to when I am thinking of potential partners so I can attract who I really want.
What were the biggest challenges you needed to overcome to get to where you are now?
Dealing with issues that I suppressed from the past and forgiving people for their actions. Forgiving people was a tough one, as was being honest with myself. Initially, I found it hard to verbalise and get out what I wanted for my goals.
To what extent has working with Qt helped you to transform your life and to pursue your dreams?
I have already successfully achieved 2 of my 3 goals. I achieved my career goal after the first week of working with Qt, that was by being honest with myself about what I really wanted. I am now 100% happy and confident with my life. Everyone is positive towards me – it’s amazing. I am being invited to everything. I feel like a celebrity – people want to go out with me. I am booked socially a month in advance and I have all this energy. Other people have made nice comments and they can’t believe how different I am. People have been expecting me to be a complete mess - instead my whole life is better than it’s ever been. I am loving life, achieving my goals and dreams. I have the best job – before I could never imagine having such a great job.
How has transforming your thinking impacted on your success? Has the change been a lasting one?
That’s the key to success. How what you put out is how people will treat you – this has been a real eye opener for me and I will use that for the rest of my life. Thinking about my day ahead and being positive about the day really helps me. I no longer have those insecurities and worries that things won’t happen because I just make sure that things do happen. I actually look forward to the future and doing things I’ve never done before. I am confident I can achieve it. I used to have sleepless nights and wake up at 4am in the morning and now I have a solid night’s sleep. I’ve always been a person to sit back and get others to organise things. Now I am also organising things and searching for new things to do with friends. I no longer worry about my weight – in the past I always had peer pressure to be skinny and to have that certain “look”. I am happy being me and my personality comes through rather than what I look like. Yes, the change has definitely been a lasting one because I’ve noticed things are so positive in my life that I just automatically do what I want. It is now very easy and my way of life.
What tips would you give to others thinking about improving their life and pursuing their dreams?
To do it now! The longer you put something off, time goes by and you are missing out on all the great opportunities that are out there. It’s amazing how when one door opens, it opens so many other doors.
How would you sum up your transformation?
It’s been the most positive life-changing experience. I never thought that my life would be so enjoyable and I’m doing things that I never thought I would be able to do. For example, I now have the confidence to get up in front of people and talk. I have always been a person that sat on the fence and now I make clear choices and go forward without regrets. I can see everything clearer. Qt offers fantastic thinking techniques that really help to detach your emotions and see the bigger picture. It’s been so easy, a short transformation rather than spending months in counselling just talking about the same old issues over and over again.
Alison is happy to talk to you about her transformation so please contact Vesna on (03) 9653-9288 for her details.