I am Colleen O’Neill, professional acupuncturist, as well as founder of the Master Your Destiny Program.
Seems like I’ve spent my entire lifetime helping others. I started in college and never stopped. I’ve been an Acupuncturist over 17 years, taught at 3 colleges/ universities over the years and reached the rank of associate professor. I’m also a licensed facilitator for Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Program and Fire Starter Program.
I wake up every day knowing I’m doing exactly what I’m meant to do.
For me, childhood was filled with fear, anxiety, and disappointment. Hiding from abuse, I spent most of my time trying to make sure I pleased, rather than angered, and relentlessly pursued an untenable level of perfection in hopes of pleasing my parents. I have a distinct memory of bringing home an assignment once that I thought was great! I got a 95 out of 100 and was so excited to share how I did, but then instead of pride, my parents were upset that I didn’t score higher. I was literally asked “Why didn’t you get an 100?”
For most of my life I still felt like I was never enough. I wasn’t happy, but I thought that meant I needed to achieve more. I would tell myself, once I reached X milestone, then I would be deserving of happiness and peace. Unfortunately, that milestone didn’t grant instant happiness, so I moved on to the next milestone, and the next and the next….
Often these goals where things that I thought I should want to achieve. I was more concerned about the external accolades verses figuring out what I wanted in life. Even when I found things that lit me up, like becoming an acupuncturist, I still overcommitted and aimed to please those around me instead of myself.
I eventually realized that life wasn’t supposed to be all work and struggle. I was sitting on my couch, frustrated because of a situation at the college I taught at, and finally had that “Ah-Ha” moment. I finally believed in my heart that I didn’t need to do or be anything different to be happy. I didn’t have to satisfy everyone else’s expectations for my life. I had to claim my power and start to live my life on my own terms.
I realized I was awesome now. Today. As I am.
I didn’t have to wait to achieve some future perfect version of myself to start living my destiny.
It was time… NOW.
I began manifesting the life I was meant to live, and I embraced the ability to do the meaningful work that I loved: acupuncture and life coaching for women. The combination of these skills has allowed me, in turn, to help others to heal and grow while pursuing their own transformative experiences. Now, I’m focused on empowering professionals to unblock their burning desires and passions so they can be confident in their career, authentic in their relationships and fulfill their purpose in life. I love when these professional begin to Manifest their Destiny.
I began manifesting the life I was meant to