Is it My Weight or is it Me? Career Challenges

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How much does your weight get in the way of your career? Are you challenged so much by it that you don’t go on interviews for fear they will reject you? Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur but your self esteem is so low you don’t think it will work?

Well, let’s just say that sometimes we large women are judged by our appearance. It’s the same with everyone in the world; we are all subject to be judged for our looks, race, spiritual beliefs and so much more. So why would a plus size woman be left out of that? The thing is; are you going to let that stop you from moving forward? If you do, then THEY win, by keeping you playing small.

One day, many years ago while I was a new Realtor, I was playing the pity pot game with myself like I always did. I was at an awards ceremony celebrating the top Realtors. I didn’t win of course because I was large – or so I thought. Then all of a sudden a parade of the top Realtors crossed the stage. As my jaw dropped in this life changing moment I watched as several unlikely people crossed the stage as top producers. Along with a few very ordinary people and a man in a wheel chair, was the person I needed to see most. There before me was a woman proudly walking the stage to receive her top producer award who must have been 400 pounds. She was all I needed to stop my pity party and move passionately forward in my Real Estate career.

From that moment on I gave up the conversation I was too large. I worked at my business like any other top producer and began building momentum. I am very proud to say that I reached the top 6% of my company IN THE WORLD as a large woman. And all I had to do was give up a conversation I was having with myself.

Remember this; there are millions of large woman who are thriving somewhere in the world. Some at jobs and some in their own business. Why shouldn’t you be one of them?

It’s time…. Time to give up the old story that keeps your life small. Go out and challenge yourself to have the job or business of your dreams. The world is waiting for you!

Please pass this on to someone who needs an inspiring word.

Enthusiastically,

Fran

For more information on Fran Asaro go to www.thriveanyway.com

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3 thoughts on “Is it My Weight or is it Me? Career Challenges

  1. Hi Fran,
    You rock! Glad to know that you are doing well in your new surroundings.
    I saw this quote and thought I would share it with you and your readers:
    “Weight sits like a spider at the center of an intricate web of health and disease.”
    Dr. Willette, Author of “Eat, Drink and Be Healthy”

    When people’s self esteem improves and they are active in their lives, the weight also drops. But most importantly, are the health issues associated with obesity. Live healthier, longer with less weight, that’s the bottom line.

    I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor or anything, but I’m sure you agree that some very simple common sense changes can help improve people’s overall health. Steering clear of anything containing high-fructose corn syrup is a good start. Smaller portion sizes is another. Stop eating at fast-food restaurants is one more. These things alone have the potential to help people drop some of the extra weight.

    We have been researching how anything that is not organic can easily be GMO (Genetically Modified) or sprayed with chemicals that actually prevent the seeds of the fruit or vegetable from growing. We’ve attempted to grow those seeds and they just won’t. As a result of our research, we have become more diligent about eating organic foods. Something about the makers of agent orange having anything to do with my food, just doesn’t seem right! I invite your readers to do some digging into Genetically Modified Foods and Monsanto.

    Bravo on your new blog. I know that many people need your words of encouragement and motivation.

    Be well,
    Faye
    P.S. Let me know when you’re ready to write your book!

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  2. What a wonderfully powerful story. This is a story of limiting beliefs. All we have to do is let go of the story and realize that the universe is conspiring to help us get what we want. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Fran, you truly inspire me. The article is exactly what i needed today. I have worked off 21 lbs lately. I was feeling down because I have another birthday on Saturday, the holidays are here, and it seemed that the weight is taking sooo long to come off in time for all of the celebrations.
    Your article reminded me that we are beautiful at any size or age we are. I have been one to place limits on myself mentally and despite all of the victories I accomplish, I loose the joy in beating up myself with critizim. Blessings to you for the reminder and to keep thriving.

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