Overcoming Your Challenges and Thriving With Melissa Monte: TIT33

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Sooner you realize your own power and the divinity that’s within yourself, sooner you can start giving back to this world.

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Melissa was raped twice as a teenager, lost her friend to suicide and dad to cancer. She got addicted to drug, became alcoholic and suffered from severe bulimia for almost a decade.

She has faced a lot of challenges in her own life. It seemed impossible for her to come out of all this. She was surrounded by wrong kind of people, dating a meth addict and going down the wrong path in life.

On this episode, Melissa shares her story of bouncing back and thriving. She is a certified Yoga teacher and reiki healer. She is also a host of Podcast called Mind Love where she discusses mindset shifts, energy frequencies and modern mindfulness through raw stories, personal experience and inspiring interviews.


Some Questions I ask Melissa:

  • What was the first thing that you did when you wake up the morning
  • How hanging out with right kind of people helps you in one’s growth?
  • What are your non-negotiables while selecting whom you wanna spend time with?
  • How do you get over your past?
  • What does your visualization practice looks like?

Time Stamps:

  • 03:55 Melissa shares how beautiful her childhood was.
  • 04:24 She talks about traumas that hit her as a teenager.
  • 06:50 How she kept planting seeds of hope and started on a new journey.
  • 09:22 Melissa shares about the very first thing that she did on first day of her new journey.
  • 11:18 She talks why letting go of people who are dragging you down is very important.
  • 19:10 Melissa shares how she deals with the thoughts of her past and don’t let it affect her present.
  • 31:55 She shares how taking ownership in life helps you in not becoming victim of situation or challenges you faced in your life.
  • 35:28 Her story of crashing into Obama’s election dinner party.
  • 40:12 Enlightening Round

Enlightening round:

  • What inspires Melissa to do everything that she does: Empowering People
  • Which one daily habit has been game-changer for her: Making Plan
  • What book she thinks everyone must read: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • Things she think would have done differently: 
    • Should have practiced forgiveness earlier.
    • Would have treated body better.
    • Been kinder to self.
  • Which online tool has been super-helpful for her: Journaling


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