If you have experienced hard times in your life, you might keep your trauma locked inside, afraid to share it with others in case they judge you or don’t understand.
But according to Marisa Padilla, your personal mess is one of the most powerful things you can share with the world, because of the transformative impact it can have on others.
Marisa Padilla is a Mindset Guide, Motivational Speaker, Event Host, and future TV show judge, having recently filmed a show for Netflix.
Marisa knows all too well what it is like to experience adversity – but she has come out the other side stronger and more understanding than ever before.
As a child, Marisa was bullied. Her incredible faith in God – which is still the bedrock of her life today – helped her to move past her experiences:
“I’ve spent my whole life working to understand people, and here’s what I have learned; we are all fighting our own battles. There’s a reason behind the saying ‘hurt people hurt people’.”
From the outside, Marisa’s adult life looked worlds away from her beginnings. She was married, a devoted mom of two, and had a hugely successful career selling real estate.
But Marisa’s own painful life experiences didn’t end there. She made the brave decision to leave her verbally abusive husband after 15 years of marriage.
“My professional life was so successful that I was able to retire my ex-husband! But it still wasn’t enough. Eventually, I learned that you can’t fix someone who doesn’t want to be fixed. Instead, I needed to focus on fixing myself and prioritizing my beautiful children.”
It is a testament to her strength of character and inner light that she has taken all of this hurt and turned it into a positive, leading with compassion at all times. And now, she wants to help you to do the same thing.
“Your mess – the trauma you have experienced in your life – is your greatest testimony. You survived! We are all connected through pain. People need role models who have experienced adversity and come out the other side.”
Marisa decided to walk away from her successful career and become a Mindset Guide. Her 1:1 solution-oriented coaching is centered around teaching people to love themselves for who they are, so they can understand their own strengths and transform from victim to victor. She also offers exclusive group programs, deliberately kept intimate so each participant can get the most out of it.
By focusing on utilizing the good and the bad, and teaching people to speak to themselves positively, Marisa helps people to make huge mentality shifts:
“You were created for a purpose, on purpose. You are far more special than you will let yourself believe. If we work together, you will uncover your purpose, switch your mindset from negative to positive, and become completely rooted in intention.”
It is work she feels truly passionate about, and is something she will dedicate herself to for the rest of her life:
“Your dreams are always more meaningful on the other side of pain. I’m here to help you see that no matter what you’ve been through, you can manifest your dreams and make them your reality.”
There is a very clear sense, throughout all of her work, that Marisa Padilla sees giving as her life’s purpose. As a motivational speaker and event host, she always ties herself to a non-profit, giving their stories a wider platform and the opportunity to gain support for their invaluable work.
“I believe that serving and giving is a way of life – I have always been a vessel for God. Money can always be made but you will never have enough time. How do you want to utilize your time on earth?”
Marisa Padilla also records weekly blogs for YouTube, sharing experiences from both her business and personal life and a wealth of knowledge from her mentors, including co-founder of Priceline and booking.com Jeff Hoffman, famous author Greg Reid, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Josh Holder, and award-winning personal development and branding expert Gary Doherty, as a way of giving back on a much wider scale.
It’s time to embrace your mess and harness it as your unique and powerful message. You never know the lives you could touch in the process.
You can find out more about Marisa’s transformational coaching, speaking, and event hosting at https://marisapadilla.com/.
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