In my time spent with Andy, I learned to honor myself for who I am, to appreciate my weaknesses, and to respect my "me" time since it was the most valuable time each day for my own self-actualizing. Because of this work, facing my deficiencies, accepting them, and continuing to address them, I have the inner trust and confidence now that I don’t have to be perfect or “on”. I no longer feel the need to exude a false bravado or prevaricate about my strengths and weaknesses. I am who I am and I love that person."
As I worked with Andy, I started to see failure completely differently. Rather than looking at it as a way to judge myself, I started to see it as an essential part of my learning process. "Win or Lose" became "Win or Learn". I also began to appreciate and love the process of learning, regardless of the outcome and potential for failure.
Today it's like I am a different person, well, I AM a different person. I’m much more willing to get started on projects that I used to put off. All of the guilt, shame, and emotional burden that the fear of failure and resulting procrastination used to trigger in me is gone. This one breakthrough thing has given me such a sense of freedom in an area in which I used to feel trapped and stuck. This work with Andy has greatly affected this, and so many other parts of my life."
Andy challenged that. He opened my eyes to things that I never dreamt possible. He pushed me outside of my comfort zone so that I started to see more of what I might be capable of. It was like he got me to get up out of life's E-Z chair, to get back in the arena, to struggle, rise, and step into a version of myself that I didn't know I had.
The result... well, I became an entirely different person. This inner fire and confidence became part of my DNA and extended to all parts of my life. One example... in my profession, I was able to step into a new role with no prior experience. I moved into the unknown with a feeling of strength. The self-imposed limitations to my personal capabilities were gone. Life had changed from 'WHY me?' to 'WHY NOT me?'"