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86: Hilary Jastram: You’re Not Hopeless

“We all have a choice to say, ‘How long am I going to suffer?’”

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There’s millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness or a disability. That doesn’t mean you’re suddenly useless or that there’s no hope.

I know that it’s devastating to hear the news. You feel like your life is flipped upside down, but know that you are not that thing.

Your illness, your disability, whatever, is not you.

Sure you won’t be able to do everything you used to do, but that’s ok. Instead find ways to make it serve a purpose. Find things you can still do and excel at them.

And don’t hide your disability. Embrace it. Own it. Don’t let it own you.

On this episode of Have It All we are joined by a truly inspirational individual, Hilary Jastram. Hilary was diagnosed with a chronic illness that changed her life forever. Even though she couldn’t do her job, she found ways to excel.

Now today she’s doing better than ever with her finances and her family. She’s here to help spread the news on how others can turn their illness and disability into a super power.

Download this episode to hear how you can find your new identity through illness and be stronger than ever.

“I had to break in order to heal.”

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The Cliff Notes:

  • You need to let people into your emotional life.
  • Be ok being you.
  • Success means you get to say no more than you get to say yes.
  • If you’re the victim that means everyone else around you is a villain.
  • They say the first thing you write is about you.
  • In 2020 there will be 157 Million people that are chronically ill.
  • You don’t have to give up and feel hopeless.
  • It’s all about mindset and action.
  • Every day be consistent.
  • Turn off your self doubts.
  • Nothing gets handled unless there’s urgency.
  • There has never been a better time to reinvent yourself over the next 3-5 years.
  • That thing does not define you.
  • Don’t let your illness become a villain.
  • You are in control of your boundaries.
  • To first unlock it you must believe it exists.
  • Be honest with yourself, why are you blaming other people?

“I was letting other people make me feel disposable.”

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