If Brene Brown and Tony Robbins had a baby, that baby would be Tracy.
She’s direct, and goes straight to the heart of what’s real and what’s true. She masterfully tells it like it is, while being skillfully empathetic, loving and supportive. A powerhouse and ball of energy, exuding unconditional love and light. Silly and playful. She calls your bullshit and wakes you up in a way you never realized you needed.
Tracy Litt is a certified mindset coach, rapid transformational therapist, self-love expert, and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of The Litt Factor, a personal growth and coaching company, and Worthy Human, an inspirational and empowering merchandise line.
Tracy exists to remind you of your potential, teach you the power of your mind, and support you in cultivating a phenomenal relationship with yourself. It is through this unwavering belief in yourself, tremendous self-love and inner power that you can feel, create, and be anything and everything you desire.
Curious about Tracy and want to know more?
Check out this awesome Q & A from a recent interview:
Hey Tracy, can you introduce yourself to us?
Outside of what my bio tells you, I am also a mother of 3 magnificent teenage daughters who keep me on my toes, a wife to an incredibly supportive husband, a sister to the other 2 parts of my heart, a daughter to a proud dad and to my unparalleled mother – may she rest in peace, an aunt to the best nieces & nephews, a friend to the most encouraging crew a girl can ask for.I’m a humanist, love all people & a happiness junkie.
One of my favourite things to do is throw parties and stay up until the wee hours of the night having deep conversations and laughing until my face hurts. I love all things soft and mushy. I love nature and being barefoot is my preferred footwear. I have an obsession with watching cooking & baking reality competition TV shows, but never make a thing, lol, like ever. Being domestic is not a priority for me. But my “mom-ing”is on point.
Can you take us through your journey to where you are now?
I could start with I was born on May 15, 1977, in Brooklyn, NY but I’ll skip right to what brought me to the work I do in this world. Everything was fine. There was not outside of reason to make a change. I was the VP of People & Culture for a healthcare consulting firm and all was well, sort of. I wasn’t well on the inside. I was going to through the motions, checking the boxes, staying safe.
My gut was gnawing at me, in truth it had been gnawing for a few years. I had a gift of helping people and a deep desire to help others in a meaningful, life-changing way. I had researched therapy, coaching, and other healing modalities. I had chosen the school I would pick, did my diligence and daydreamed about it and did nothing.
I stayed at work. I stayed because I was scared. Every time I almost said yes to going to back to school and going out on my own, I shrunk back into “it’s fine.” I rationalized it. I have a good job, I make good money, it’s flexible. They like me and I like them.
Slowly I was dying inside. I knew I had the capacity, I knew I could do it, I could do anything. What I didn’t realize at the time, is that fear played a role in getting me to not pull the trigger, therefore, held me back into my comfort zone.
Fear sounded like: “Do you actually think you can do this? What if it doesn’t work? What if you invest in school and all of this and it amounts to nothing? What if your not as good as you think you are? What if no one hires you? This is a huge risk, are you sure this is a good idea?”
Then one magnificent night in January, I was sitting on a balcony overlooking the ocean. In stillness with myself. I was quiet enough that I could hear myself say, “Do it, Tracy, it’s time, you were made for this.”
I got up from the chair, walked inside the hotel room, opened my laptop and emailed the coaching school and enrolled. Boom! I wasn’t going down that like. Through my growth work I then learned what fear was all about, I taught myself how to fall in love in with it and it’s never stood in my way since.
What is a day in the life of you like?
If it’s the weekend, I’m sleeping in until 10 or 11 am, yes I am a rockstar sleeper. Typically, a weekday, I’m up at 6:30am to drive my girls to school. As soon as I wake up before my feet touch the floor I say “thank you,” to the universe, me, my abundant life. Then I head to the bathroom, do my morning stuff which always includes a conversation with myself in the mirror. Usually, it sounds like, “Hey gorgeous, I love you. You’re doing awesome things in the world. There’s nothing we can’t do.” Then I do my mindset work & meditation.
Depending on the day, I get to spend time in sessions with my private clients, create great content, do masterclasses in my group programs or office hours in my mastermind, jump on FB live to serve and wake up the world...it’s the dream. I’m living the dream.
Somedays I run or workout in my garage. Then by afternoon, I’m cheering a kid on and screaming at the refs at a volleyball or basketball game, (it’s the only place in my life that I’m not zen!) Or watching them in a dance show. By nightfall, I’m hanging with my husband, watching a show, enjoying just being.
I’m a night owl, so sometimes I’ll go back and work, which truly never feels like work.
What the most challenging thing you’ve gone through?
I myself am no stranger to challenge and triumph.
I lost my mother tragically at the young age of 24. She was a beacon of light in this world and my best friend.
I became a single mother at 28, when my daughter was 8 months old and had to rebuild myself, my career, and my life.
As a coach, can you tell us the importance of making the investment in yourself whether it be for happiness, success or extraordinary satisfaction?
We weren’t raised to see that “investing” in ourselves as a value. It’s not the culture we were brought up in. So I appreciate this question, it’s everything. Everyone, everyone, deserves a coach. We are either growing or dying. We were meant to learn, evolve and change, and you cannot do that without support.
A coach helps you find your blind spots, teaches you how to think differently, how to see your world differently. They are your cheerleader, your co-creator, your person.
They help you identify your limiting beliefs and change them at a deep, subconscious level. They will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Everything in your life comes out of you, therefore doing the work of you is non-negotiable if you want to reach your potential and make your dreams a reality.
Investing in yourself will give you the biggest ROI of anything in your life.
Could you give 3 quick tips on how we can start moving in the direction we really want to?
1. Radical personal responsibility, which means no more excuses, reason, justifications or rationalisations. You are both the problem & the solution. If you don’t choose this, nothing will ever really change.
2. Increase your awareness and create space, breathe deeply and slowly, raise your consciousness. If you aren’t aware of it, you can’t change it.
3. You get to choose. Everything is based on your power of choice. There is not one thing going on in your life, business, relationships, that isn’t based on your ability to choose. The most important of which is your power to choose what you believe and think.
What do you believe are the common misconceptions about being an entrepreneur?
The amount of patience it requires. Really understanding that if you are here to build some sustainable, far-reaching and impactful, patience has to be cultivated and applied.
How much of a personal growth journey it truly is. It is far greater than the business. As an entrepreneur, your business comes out of you, and when you embark on the journey, all of your shit comes flying up. Shit, you didn’t even know you had. It is the biggest call to growth there will ever be. It shines a light on your blocks, your beliefs, your perceived limits, your relationship with yourself. Which is exactly what the work I do in the world. The work of you. Self-mastery is the key.
What is the best piece of advice you have received to date?
You have a choice, you either take the lesson or keep the pain.
How do you create an evenly balanced work and personal life?
I don’t believe in even balance. I don’t think it’s a thing, I believe in focusing where ever I am, with whoever I am with, doing whatever I’m doing.
What gives you ultimate career satisfaction?
The front row seat I get to my client’s transformation. Witnessing the “aha” moments, watching them “get it“, believe in themselves and create lives and businesses they are obsessed with. It’s the best. I cry all the time.
How do you measure your own terms of success?
Based on how I feel. Based on how many hours of the day I spend in high vibe, high state feelings, and emotions. That’s what we’re all after, the feeling. Feeling the way want to feel.