Christy Whitman is a true inspiration. From her darkest days of debt, heartbreak and loneliness, she turned her life around by attracting the life she wanted. This in-demand life coach and transformational leader is the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Coaching Academy. With her 12-month coaching certification program for the Law of Attraction, and her message reaching over 50,000 people a month, she has helped thousands of women and men around the world achieve their goals.
Tammy Lawman: Christy, tell us a little about your background and what your story is. How did you get involved with helping people transform their lives?
Christy Whitman: It isn’t something I sought to do. That’s for sure. About 13 years ago I was in a very dark place in my life. It was one of those things where literally everything in my life was not working. I was $60,000 in debt. If you’ve ever been $5,000 in debt, it feels heavy. Sixty-thousand dollars in debt feels like the weight of the world. I quit my job because I couldn’t stand doing it anymore. I had no passion. I would feel myself get drained from doing my job. I quit my job.
I had broken up with the last bad boy I ever dated. I always attracted the bad guys.
Because of transferring to California for this bad guy, I literally had no support system around me. I had no friends. I didn’t even have anybody I could room with in California. Because the cost of living was so high and I was $60,000 in debt, didn’t know anybody, and didn’t have a job, I had to rent a room in a house owned by a very strange woman.
Because of all of this, I was about 30 pounds overweight. For me, that’s a lot of weight because I’m not even 5’2″. With five pounds on me, you could tell a difference. At 30 pounds, I was huge. I was just not happy. All aspects of my life were bad. I was on my knees praying. I said, “What am I going to do? My life is horrible. This is not what I signed up for.”
The Law of Attraction says that what you put out and ask for, it is given. It comes to you.I met a wonderful woman who taught me about the universal laws. She taught me about the Law of Attraction and how your thoughts really do create your reality. She started a process of meditation with me so that I could apply the information. Literally, my life started changing.
I was recruited by a great company. I was making great money and was out of debt
within three years. I met a wonderful guy who I was in an eight-year relationship with. I reduced my weight very quickly and effortlessly. Things started turning around for me. About five years after that I went through a major self-awareness and went deeper with my spirituality.
I had been applying the universal laws and having great success in changing my life, but it was during this time that the idea for my book, Perfect Pictures came to me. I was seeing how in a lot of areas in my life I had expected perfection. It was just never enough. Of course, when you are working with the Law of Attraction and focusing on what is not enough, you’re going to get more of what’s not enough.
No matter what I did and no matter what I created, nothing was ever good enough. I was never happy. I was never satisfied. I was meditating one night and the book title and the book cover came to me. That night I went to sleep and I woke up at 1:05 in the morning with all of the information in my head. It was as if the first sentence and first paragraph and first chapter were being downloaded to me.
I got up and wrote down what I was hearing. I thought, “This is great information. I’ll
read it later.” The second night at 1:05 in the morning I wrote the second chapter. For seven days in a row this happened to me. At 1:05 in the morning I was awoken by a voice giving me all of the information. I emailed a very well-known author who I happened to see at a workshop a few weeks before.
I said, “How do you get a book published?” She told me to find a literary agent, and I
did. I had the book published. Once the book was published, I started speaking on the content of my book at churches and spiritual book stores. People asked me, “Do you coach?” I thought, “Coach? What’s that?” I thought of football and cheerleading coaches. I had never heard of life coaching.
I looked into it and got some training. It turns out that I was pretty good at it. I wasn’t
charging people, but they were getting a lot of changes in their lives. I found that it was really rewarding just to see people take the information I was teaching them and
transform their lives. That became my ambition and my goal. I worked in Corporate
America until I was able to go fulltime. That’s been about four years now.
Since then I’ve been living my dream life. Because I have applied this information, I live with the man of my dreams. My husband is amazing. I have a healthy one-year-old baby boy and another one on the way. I did have my ideal body until I got pregnant. I’m completely financially free. I’m very abundant. I live in my dream home. More importantly, I have a job or career where I get to empower and inspire people on a daily basis. Now at the Coaching Academy I get to do that with coaches.
It’s great because there are people whose lives are going to change and be affected by my teaching, and I’m never going to meet or touch them. It’s very rewarding. It’s amazing that I came from a place where I was very negative and things definitely were not working in my life. I took this information and applied it, and my life changed. It wasn’t just me, but thousands of my coaching clients. That’s my story in a nutshell.
Tammy Lawman: That’s an amazing story. I’m sure a lot of people can probably relate to where you started from. Some of them may be there now. Some of them may be in a different place or situation. You wanted to talk today about how to ‘intend’ your way to abundance. Can you explain what you mean by that?
Christy Whitman: Yes, absolutely. When you are clear about what you want, that is
when you can start moving forward in that direction. When you have clarity, you can
intend for, “This is what I want. I want to have abundance.” Once you have that
intention already put out there-Abraham-Hicks talks about this-the greater part of
you becomes that.
There’s a desire in you to have more abundance, and you intend for this abundance. The bigger part of you then already moves in the direction of becoming abundant and creates that for you. Now it is up to you to do the work to step into that abundance. Intention is the first step in anything that you do or anything that you’re trying to create. It is having clarity, and once you have that clarity, you can really intend for what you want.
Tammy Lawman: Why is it so important to have the clarity?
Christy Whitman: The example I give is that you go into a restaurant and tell the
waiter, “I want the chicken.” There are 40 dishes of chicken on the menu. The waiter is not going to know what to bring you. Believe me, I’m not saying that the universe is a waiter, but it’s the same kind of situation. For an example, you’re trying to attract an ideal partner.
If you’re not clear about the kind of qualities that you want, the universe is not going to know what to bring you. Another example I give as well is that my husband and I just built our house. We were looking in the backyard thinking about what we wanted to do with it. I said, “If you could make anything you want, even something totally outrageous, what would you want?” He said, “I’d like a pool of money in the backyard.”
I said, “A pool of money?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “If I’m the universe and I’m going to get you a pool of money, I wouldn’t know where to start. Do you want a swimming pool or a little pop-up pool? Do you want an Olympic-sized pool? What kind of pool do you want? How deep do you want it? How shallow do you want it? What kind of money do you want? Do you want pennies or dollar bills? What kind of money are you talking about?”
It’s a silly example, but it’s an example. If I was going to surprise him and get him a pool of money what if I got him a little pop-up pool and I put pennies in it? Would he be satisfied with that? Is that the kind of money he’s talking about? Is that the kind of pool he’s talking about? It’s hard for the universe to help you, to support you and bring you what you want if you as a deliberate creator are not clear on what your intentions are.
Tammy Lawman: That’s very true. Like you said, your idea of a pool of money might be different from his idea of a pool of money.
Christy Whitman: Exactly.
Tammy Lawman: Is there something that people can do to figure out exactly what they want and how to clarify it?
Christy Whitman: Yes, absolutely. There are a lot of different processes that you can use…
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