Being Defined By Cancer
One of my biggest fears when I made cancer diagnosis public was that I was going to become defined and labelled by my cancer.
‘He’s that guy with cancer’
‘That’s the PT with cancer.’
‘Is his cancer contagious?’
In my work I was worried that all of my clients would leave me and that any future clients wouldn’t want to work with me because of my illness.
And in my personal life my confidence became largely affected, especially in my relationships. After all, at what stage of a date do you tell someone you have cancer?
As a result this brought tremendous fear when I made the decision to make my news public.
But my god am I glad that I did.
In fact, if I didn’t, then I don’t think I’d be as strong or as motivated to beat this.
In my work, having this illness has allowed me to motivate my clients to work even harder and not give up in the face of adversity.
And in my personal life, it has welcomed me into a community of people I can rely on for support and advice allowing me to meet with other cancer sufferers in the same position as me.
And probably best of all, it has led to the birth of @thecancercoachuk where I will soon have the opportunity to help other cancer sufferers reclaim their health & happiness through Exercise, Nutrition and Mindset Coaching.
Never, ever, let fear hold you back.
Let it become your fuel and fire.
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