How to Use Your Experiences in Life?Especially Your Trials?to Transform Your Life | Bruce Pitcher

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If you?ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I love Bruce Pitcher. He?s my brother from another mother, my sometimes therapist, a valued Transform team member, and one of my all-time favorite people on the planet. I have absolutely loved watching Bruce transform himself from a 400 lb. guy working at a gas station, feeling like he was ?living the dream,? to losing 200 lbs. and becoming a beloved inspirational figure for anyone who has ever suffered any type of trauma?both big and small. Bruce is THE master motivator!

In this episode of LIVE with Heidi Powell, Bruce talks about forgiving the seemingly unforgivable, how you can turn your challenges into blessings, and how Integrity is the key to not only achieving your goals, but to succeeding in life as well.

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Meet Bruce:

Bruce grew up in Utah, and he LOVES football and the Raiders. He was sexually abused by his dad from age 8-14, which is when his dad went to prison on a child sexual abuse conviction. Bruce lost 200 lbs as a contestant on season 4 of Extreme Weight Loss, and he?s kept it off for 6 years! But more importantly, he has totally transformed his life in the process. He?s written a book about his experiences?Larger Than Life, and he has made it his calling in life to help others transform their lives through coaching, public speaking, and sharing his story and experiences with everyone and anyone.

Bruce is married to the beautiful Alexa, and they live in Arizona with their beloved dog, Zoey. He has competed in several physique competitions, again showing all of us that it is possible to achieve our dreams!

Some questions I ask:

  • What would you say to a kid who went through the same thing you did?sexual abuse? (20:30)
  • How do you feel about your dad now? (26:30)
  • Having been on Extreme Weight Loss, what do you think are some common myths about being on the show? (31:20)
  • What are your main takeaways from being on the show? (37:15)
  • What are your philosophies on goal setting and achieving your goals? (39:50)

Some key takeaways from this episode:

  • What to say to anyone and how to treat anyone who has experienced sexual abuse. (20:30)
  • Why it?s important to recognize the good in everyone, even those who have harmed you, and why it?s important to be grateful for every one of your challenges. (26:30)
  • The definition of Integrity and how it helps you make the correct choices minute by minute, day after day, year after year. (31:20)
  • What Lottery Syndrome is and why success in your goals can be short-lived. (37:15)
  • Why it?s important to ?Choose Your Hard? no matter what is going on. (39:50)

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One Response

  1. Wow! I have just come across this looking through Heidi’s website as I am a big fan of hers. I too suffered childhood sexual abuse from a family acquaintance. I have struggled over the years with my mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, suicide attempts and binge eating disorder. I have been trying to lose my excess weight since having my son 10 years ago but have been unable to find a way to control my eating. For years I have felt passionate about wanting to share my story and help others like Bruce, but sadly I had a miscarriage and lost my Mum to Alzheimer’s in the past few years so felt my life going yet again in a downward spiral. I finally found the courage to launch my mental health blog last month, but in the last few weeks the self-doubt has started to creep in and I have done nothing, which has been making feel a failure. I’ve been crying watching this podcast and cannot thank Bruce enough for making me realise I’m not a failure and for inspiring me to get back to doing what I love and that I am going to reach my goals! Can’t wait to follow him on SM! Heidi you have inspired me so much ever since I first watched EWL, so thank you too. Lots of love to you both xx

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