Take A Chance Tuesday – Let Go

Letting go can be one of the hardest things to do, but the most rewarding.

When you let go of something that doesn’t align with who you are and what you stand for, you clear the space for something that DOES align with you and who you are.

And there is NOTHING more beautiful than that.

It’s okay… let go. Something better, something brighter awaits.

 

Wednesday Wisdom – Be The Brightness

There is no ignoring that the world contains a lot of negativity – I ain’t about pretending the world is sunshine and roses, sorry. It has a dark side.

But it has a bright side! It has bright lights, souls set out to lift one another. Be the brightness. Let’s tip the scales back into the favor of positivity, love, empowerment and acceptance.

Be the brightness.

Try It Tuesday – Compliment a Stranger

Have you ever complimented a perfect stranger?

I never used to, but more and more, I find myself just blurting out “I love your shirt” or something else. Usually impulsively which for me, adds to the feeling associated with it. Because have you ever noticed how someone smiles and lights up when complimented?!

I think the world could use more complimentary offerings and less critical ones – what say you?

Thursday Thoughts – Just Dance

“Dance, full out, with no regard to who is watching, unconcerned with impressing or outshining.

Dance brilliantly, dance loudly, and dance as if your life depended on you pouring your entire heart out on the dance floor.”

One of my personal development books included this passage and I love it! While she was specifically referencing a dancer, the concept can be applied to life, too.

Don’t worry about who is watching, what they are doing, or needing to impress or get approval from anyone. Just live. Just dance.

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Feel Good Friday – Inhale Confidence, Exhale Doubt

Seems so simple, because it is! Stand strong, believe in yourself, and chase those dreams! The day I decided to become a Beachbody Coach, I committed to doing just this, and I have grown exponentially, and the great thing is, I am only just getting warmed up – I have BIG dreams because I have BIG ABILITIES!
My obstacles are my opportunities!
Inhale… exhale… now go after what you want!
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Feel Good Friday – Look For The Helpers

I am no stranger to how rough the world is lately. I am painfully aware. I can’t stand it, and I won’t ignore it. This quote from Fred Rogers has always been a bright spot for me, because he is right – most people’s first instincts are to help others when chaos ensues.

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The media doesn’t often show these kind, helpful deeds (the media is 99% of the damn problem, if you ask ME), but they exist. We need to magnify these, to make more of these moments, and focus less on cutting each other down and all of that nonsense.

And should you find yourself not finding any helpers – BE the helper. Start the chain of being kind, compassionate, empathetic beings.

You have in you an innate power to help someone through a rough time. You never know who’s life you can change just by being there, being an ear, a shoulder, a source of light to illuminate the darkness…

Look for the helpers, and join them. Or start your own helpers crusade – others will join!

Be the light.

Thursday Thoughts – Summit Energy

Yes, this week’s posts are mostly Summit related – I am soaking in all of this INCREDIBLE energy, and I honestly cannot wait to get home and apply everything.

I left last year’s Summit with an INSANE amount of energy and belief in myself, and my biz partner and I spent the whole flight home masterminding how to grow our businesses and achieve our goals. Of course, last year after Summit I had to dive right into finalizing wedding planning and all that came with that…

But this year… ohhhh… I am married, I have nothing else stopping me from taking all of this momentum and DARING to SUCCEED.

So exciting – the beauty of Summit is (besides reuniting with your teammates scattered all across the USA) is you get SO much knowledge and inspiration and energy and insight jampacked into such a short time. It’s exhausting but SO empowering.

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Wanna come with us next year? We’re hitting another awesome city – to be announced! – and you can join us!

Team Rise to Shine would love to help you shine your light on the world, and help others do the same!

Thankful Thursday – Beachbody Coach Summit

Y’all have probably seen that I am a Beachbody Coach – I try not to be obnoxious about it on here because I know people have very thin patience for that stuff, sometimes, but I do try to run my business and I adore helping others; I always have since I was a little girl, it just makes me feel good and like I do a small part to improve this massive world.

coaching changes lives - yours, and others.

Next week is Coach Summit in Nashville, and this will be my second year attending, and I am excited. I am grateful, I am thankful.

You see, it may sound silly, but I cried endless tears over my Diabetes diagnosis. Out of fear, out of frustration… I sobbed. I was terrified, and really worried about how I was going to get this under control.

I don’t think she knew it at the time, but when Rebecca approached me about joining her Challenge Group, I was ambivalent and doubtful, but I decided to do it just because I didn’t have anything to lose, and it was going to help her out, and I was all for that aspect.

If you asked me then if I knew that would turn into what it has, I would have laughed, hard. I never had any intention of helping anyone – in fact, I distinctly remember saying “who wants to take health advice from a Diabetic?!”

I mean, that seems counterintuitive, am I right? But such is the beauty of trusting in the Universe… she had plans for me. She was going to help me help myself by helping others. She was going to show me how strong I am, how inspiring and relate-able I could be, and how I could be the light for others desperate to see some light on their path.

I still struggle to believe I have any value to add, and its during these times that my teammates, and my challengers, somehow, someway, manage to chime in and remind me that I do bring value, and I am grateful for that.

The Beachbody opportunity really has done wonders for my self esteem, confidence, my ability to power through and it’s also kept me accountable and on track with my own health – something I TRULY needed and was desperate to achieve.

It’s never easy. but some battles are worth fighting – and yes, this is totally one of them.

So next week, when I am immersed in a wonderful city full of people who feel exactly the same way I do, people who radiate light and love and encouragement, I will think back to how it all started – with a question – and I will be so thankful that this turned into the answer that I needed.

We are all in this together!