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Life Lessons: Michelle Roberts

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Michelle Roberts

*Are you happy at the moment?

Yes very happy and fulfilled.

*If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?

Finish college and travel the world and don’t settle for the first person who makes you feel loved.

*What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?

Surround yourself with people who are going in the direction you are going and don’t be afraid to be around people you aspire to be like .

*What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?

Launch a Dating Strategist Coaching Program and Career

*What’s your secret to happiness?

Loving myself and accepting I am not perfect but I get up and try each day.

*What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?

I do affirmations and pray daily it keeps me sane, thankful and yes grounded.

*What’s your biggest regret?

I really regret my marriage did not work, I often wondered if I could have done more , but in the end it made me the woman I am now.

*What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?

Love yourself, Dream big and never give up.

*What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?

Not to hold grudges.

*Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?

I am proud that I lost 110 lbs and I have written 5 books so far and I now help other women to know they are winners.

*When were you happiest?

Now this is the absolute happiest time of my life, I am an empty nester; I am traveling, writing great books and following my destiny.

*What ten words best describe you?

1. Motivated

2. Determined

3. Favored

4. Blessed

5. Unstoppable

6. Happy

7. Ever learning

8. Mentor

9. Coach

10. Friend

 

Michelle A. Roberts of Atlanta, Georgia, is a fighter and a winner. She describes her impressive life change in this way: “After being married for 19 years, I finally awakened to the realization that my drug-addicted husband was not going to change. I had remained in the marriage—for too long—largely for two reasons.

One was because I thought no one would want a fat girl with three babies. The other, deeper reason was because I was not raised with my father and always longed for that relationship, so I clung to the hope that my husband would be the man who would fill that void. He did not. In fact, he put our children and me through the maddening frustrations and disappointments that come with sharing life with an addict. I became so depressed I began carrying 268 pounds on a five- foot frame. Finally, however, I took charge of my life. I had life-altering surgery, gastric bypass, and lost more than 110 pounds. I got a divorce, began a lifestyle of fitness, went back to school, and obtained bachelors, masters and is currently a Doctoral Candidate. I opened several businesses and authored several books. Yes, the years of schooling and attitude change were hard. Yes, I cried. Yes, I complained sometimes. But whenever I felt on the verge of giving up, I had only to look at my three children, and a fight for dear life would arise in me.”

Michelle A. Roberts, is a professional speaker & published Author she specializes in training and encouraging Women that they are overcomers, and can come back from any challenge. Michelle can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter as well.

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