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Taking Care Of Your Mental Health with Anna Leutbecker
I’m having so much fun bringing you people that I’ve met who have interesting ideas, interesting agendas, and have a passion for doing what they love. I’ve met a woman that resonated with me and I decided to bring her to you. Her name is Anna Leutbecker and she works full-time as a client relationship manager. She helps plan and sponsor their retirement plans. She is also involved with a direct sales company called Kyani. This is what resonated with me about Anna. She has the passion. She wants to help people achieve a healthier version of themselves. She shares what’s called the triangle of health with friends and family. Her goal is to transition from the corporate world to direct sales full-time.
She joined the Polka Dot Powerhouse. It’s a wonderful way to help people grow and to allow Anna to increase her circle of influence and her ability to help others. She’s also trying to figure out ways to get involved and to help people that are struggling with mental health. She wants to make sure that those people who have mental health issues are getting the proper care and treatment. I want to introduce you all to Anna. Welcome to the show.
Terri, thank you very much.
I’m excited about you for a lot of reasons, but mostly because of your mission. How did you get into what you’re doing and what’s your mission? Can you talk us through that a little bit?
I’ve done a lot of direct sales. I was approached by a friend of mine with Kyani a couple of years ago. I started taking the product. I didn’t want to get in the business just yet and I wasn’t sure about it. I used to get chronic headaches two to three times a week. Every once in a while, they would be migraine-like and completely debilitating. After about six or seven months of starting to take the product, I haven’t had a headache for quite a while. That’s the only thing that changed. I didn’t change my diet in any other way and I hadn’t taken Ibuprofen and that was a big win for me. That’s when I decided to try and do something different with this particular company in this product.
I know so many people who have migraines and I used to get them, so to know that there’s something out there is awesome. You mentioned something about the triangle of health. What does that mean?
The Scientific Advisory Board at Kyani created three unique products. This product is very unique in health and wellness because it’s food and plant-based. It’s 100% natural and they broke it down into three different products, one being the Sunrise. That’s what we take in the morning. Our body is 70% water, so we need a product that will help us absorb those nutrients that are within our bodies. It’s water soluble so the bioavailability of the nutrition is 97% to 100%. It is fascinating because of the fact that our body is 70% water and we have that product that geared specifically to the water soluble parts of our body.
People sometimes forget that our bodies are water. Where does your interest in the mental health area come from? What comes up for you around that?People sometimes forget that our bodies are water. Click To Tweet
It’s something that’s near and dear to my heart because in 2012 I met my husband and we got married in 2014. He was diagnosed with being bipolar so marriage isn’t easy. It certainly isn’t easy when you have a mental health component added to it. With this disability and being a sole provider, I try to focus on making sure that he gets good care with the limited amount of resources that are provided by Medicare and limited providers. I also make sure that he gets psychiatric and counseling as well.
In my own life, I’ve had both a client and a friend who people said, ͞”They’re acting weird or they’re acting strange or whatever.” They were dealing with depression in one case and a mental health issue with another case. There’s such a lack of understanding when it comes up. Do you agree with that?
I completely agree with that. Even in his own family circumstances, the lack of compassion and empathy is completely boggling to me. It’s something that I work on. I try to be very compassionate and understanding. When he has an episode where he starts to go down a path, I try to remind him that he may be making judgmental statements when he doesn’t like being judged. It’s also a check and balance to make sure that he keeps himself even keeled as well and that he’s not being judgmental as to how other people are judgmental of him and others with mental health issues.Taking action is the hardest part. Click To Tweet
What do you do for yourself when you’re in a situation where you’re with someone who’s got some mental health issues? How do you handle yourself? How do you manage yourself, keep yourself up, and keep yourself moving forward? What do you do?
That’s something that I’ve been working on a lot more. The first year or two of our marriage, it was all about him. I didn’t take care of myself. I started seeing a counselor. Earlier this year, I reached out and started going to networking events where I met good friends who are also going through different circumstances, taking care of spouses. Kudos to you for the Polka Dot Powerhouse, I never thought I’d be a part of something of that caliber. I believe that that’s going to help me as well because of the positive and uplifting environment that I put myself in to meet other people and to have that positive influence on my life.
It made a difference for me in Polka Dot Powerhouse as well. It’s amazing how much love and light can there be with a group of people who can lift each other up and who really want to forward each other and help each other in their businesses. I’m glad that you’re a part of that. We know you want to leave corporate and there are lots of people who may have not yet transitioned out of their job or maybe some that have. What will help you to move forward and do your passion, which is sharing Kyani and making sure other people have great health? Also, to help in educating and make the world better understand mental illness and how to deal with that, what will help you to go forward?
I’ve been focusing a lot on my own personal growth and personal development. That’s been key to me. A lot of people overlook that. Right now, I’m completely out of my comfort zone but I’m doing it and I’m grateful for those opportunities. Now, I have that personal growth and I’m starting to get more competent to get past the monkey brain. The other thing that I’m starting to work on is taking action, which is the hard part. I can do all the personal development I want and be good but taking action is the part that I am focusing right now. I feel that’s probably something that a lot of us need to do.
One of the things that I talk about and I’ll some up our interview with slow and steady wins the race. Just a reminder to you and to everybody else, baby step it forward. I love when someone vulnerable and transparent comes on the show and says, ͞”This was outside my comfort zone,” and yet steps forward and does it anyway. That’s a sign that you’re going to achieve your goals because you’re taking those steps and moving forward. I also want to tell you, you knocked it out of the park. You did a great job. It was awesome having you here. How can people connect with you and find out more about you?Slow and steady wins the race. Click To Tweet
My Kyani website is AHealthierYou.Kyani.net. They can certainly reach out to me on my phone which is (919) 749-1509. I’m also on LinkedIn as Anna Leutbecker. I also have a Facebook profile as well, Anna Leutbecker.
You’ve given a lot of ways. If anyone is dealing with mental illness, if anyone wants to have greater health, and if anyone’s gotten migraines, Anna is the go-to gal. She was very generous that she allowed me to have samples of Kyani which I just loved. I shared it at several of my events that she sponsored and there were amazing positive feedbacks. There’s not a person who tried it who didn’t say, ͞”This has helped.” It’s a great product. You’re doing great things in the world. Thank you so much for being our guest here at Heartrepreneur Radio.
Thank you, Terri, for everything. Have a great day.
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About Anna Leutbecker
Experienced Retirement Plan Administrator and Human Resources professional with a specialty in supporting retirement programs such as Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution programs, while also supporting Health and Welfare programs, Payroll, and other ancillary benefits. A demonstrated leader that enjoys collaboration in order to achieve results and client/customer satisfaction.
Specialties: Human Resources Outsourcing, Training, Project Lead, Defined Benefit, and Defined Contribution