Sunday Listening: "Kick Ass" with Mel Robbins
On Wednesday earlier this week, it was my last night of a two week vacation in Italy and I was just about out of listening material for the flight home the next day. I decided to log in to Audible.com and of course Mel Robbins (of "The 5 Second Rule") was right there, leaping across the screen. I tried to search for something else to listen to but I felt the urge to just give it a go, so i did!
Honestly, I was not expecting this to be so powerful for me and it truly was! In "Kick Ass" Mel offers us an unique, and often tough-love, perspective on our limiting beliefs and behaviors. Through the process of offering a series of coaching sessions to people from very different backgrounds she illuminates our human tendency to identify ourselves as victims and subconsciously act from childhood conditioning (seem familiar, but I'm telling you this is a fresh take!). She urges people to be deeply honest with themselves and move forward with a more authentic understanding of their behaviors, desires and capabilities. At times the words that are exchanged can feel harsh. A few times I was internally screaming, "Are you freaking kidding me??" Then boom! She illuminated the ego in a way where you truly leave feeling that you now have complete power over your life.
The program is definitely filled with triggering content and a ton of adult language however, with every trigger you are given incredible relief by the end of the session. I've seen healers, teachers and therapists that couldn't compare to the full circle impact Mel's advice brought to her guests. I was amazed by how much I identified with each of the guests in so many ways. I wound up bingeing through and listening to the whole thing in two sittings. It felt like the equivalent of years of therapy, coaching, parenting and tough love all wrapped up into one. It was the exact kick in the ass I needed to own my struggles in life, move into the driver's seat and hold on the wheel! I am so excited to see where life flows from here with this inner empowerment and wisdom!
Thank you so much Mel Robbins for such a wonderful gift! And Happy Mother's Day!
With honesty, love & light,