In the Hot Seat: Chelsea Vela

imageHey Chelsea! Tell us a little about yourself.

My partner and I were struggling financially and couldn’t afford to do anything. One day I woke and said “I don’t want to live like this anymore, there must be another way”. That day, I saw a GroupOn deal that said “change your life”, the timing was perfect, so I grabbed the deal.

My partner wasn’t interested so I went to PSI by myself put into place everything that I had learned right away, then we went and did PSI together and signed up for Life Design!

How have things changed for you since Life Design?

At the time, my daughter was 7 months old, I didn’t have a job, and I didn’t want to work. I did not like the job I had previously. I just wanted to be on Centrelink.

During Life Design, my biggest aha moment was when I realised what is was that I really want to do, that I can do it and that I am worth it. I decided that I wanted to work in finance for a law firm, and was really excited about the idea of starting a business, and didn’t want to spend my days at home anymore.

Within a week of completing Life Design, I got a contract as a book keeper at a law firm, it happened so quickly, which was amazing because I never thought I was good enough to work in a place like that. I also never thought that I would be able to start a business, and have started my own business called “Luxuries from Home” that helps people to find large discounts on luxury travel. I also got together with a couple of others and started a book keeping business which is off to a good start too.

Family life is more calm now, and my partner and I are much better at communicating with each other and making decisions together, and because we are both on the same page and are both seeing things from a different perspective, we have become financially better off too. Three other family members went to PSI too, and we have built  a more supportive and positive environment.

To top it off, by following the simple things I learned about food and exercise, I have lost 10kg and my body is back to pre-baby!

What was it like having your coach there to support you?

Deb, my coach, helped me through everything, and I plan to keep working with her. If you want to fix or change things in your life, you need a coach on your team.

Have you got any pearls of wisdom for our readers?

Commit, don’t wait because time will get away from you. Do it quick, get it done.

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