Wednesday Wisdom – You ARE the wilderness

THIS.

You are a warrior, You are BRAVE, you are COURAGEOUS, you are STRONG, RESILIENT, and CAPABLE.

You are the wilderness, so don’t hold back, and if anyone questions your abilities? You be sure to show ’em whats up!

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Thursday Thoughts – Growth is Radical

I went to an old former workplace the other day – I started my time there a little over 16 years ago when I was a 20 year old baby, and I haven’t worked there in over 11 years…

I ran into a few of my favorite coworkers, one whom hadn’t seen me in years, and she was just gobsmacked (and gushing, because she’s the sweetest little lady EVER) that I look exactly the same and when I said something sassy, she remarked that I am just the same as I ever was… and it alarmed me a little how quick I was to correct her and say “oh no, I have grown, I have evolved, I am no longer anyone’s doormat, and if the shit this place – customers, contractors and coworkers alike – put me through then were to happen now, there would be a lot more hurt feelings out there courtesy of ME.”

And she was just stunned. And so proud, she got tears in her eyes and she was just so blown away by how I found my voice, my confidence, my self esteem, and my sense of self worth. The two of them were A L W A Y S trying to instill my sense of self worth, they were ALWAYS trying to coax my confidence out of me.

And I don’t mean to sound rude or self righteous, but there were MANY, many years where I just did not stand up for myself; I tolerated mental and emotional abuse, and it was often my coworkers who stood up for me and got hell raisers on their way.

So it’s freakin’ empowering to see how I have grown!

I don’t love that there was a period in my life where I felt it was causing conflict to stand up for myself… but it just means I can look back now and realize how truly far I have come – it inspires me, and I won’t be going back to that shy, meek person who never was sure of her own worth.

Growth is freakin’ radical as eff, feel me?

Feel Good Friday – BELIEVE in YOU

The truth is, it doesn’t matter who else believes in you – it matters that YOU believe in YOURSELF.

Years ago, I didn’t. I was negative, full of self doubt, too scaredycat to do MANY thingS, and I couldn’t even fake it… I simply didn’t believe in myself.

It’s been a LOT of growth, personal development, leaping out of comfort zones, being gentle with myself, being willing to fall, fail, and fail forward, and aligning myself with people who only want to raise me up!

And through this journey that’s extended over 4 years now, I’ve become the biggest believer in myself. I KNOW I can do hard things. I KNOW I can rise above, and I KNOW I am worthy of good things.

The power of believing in yourself is simply unparalleled – if YOU are looking for some love and support on YOUR journey, I’ve got you!

It would be an HONOR to crush life alongside of you and help YOU develop YOUR sense of belief in yourself

Worth It Wednesday – Mind. Body. Spirit.

Do you feel you are well rounded in wellness? Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t. I don’t struggle with fitness, as I truly love the outlet and how I feel after.

But I definitely struggle with mind/spirit… those are the challenging ones, for me. I work on my mindset every day, but it is still too easy for me to go back to a negative state which dampens my spirit and makes things seem worse than they actually are!

Personal development, acupuncture, Tapping and sweat therapy are helping, but the battle is definitely there.

How do YOU do?

 

Tuesday Thoughts – Obstacles Into Opportunities

“Who the hell wants to take health and fitness advice from a Diabetic?!” – actual words that left my mouth when I was approached about the Beachbody opportunity. I know… SO cringeworthy.

But at the time, it felt totally true. It really did seem ludicrous that I could help ANYONE, when I was barely helping MYSELF.

Here’s where the beauty of BELIEF, power of personal development, and FAITH come into play – I didn’t know the HOW, I just knew the WHY. And the WHY helped me figure out the HOW. It helped the big picture come into play, and the big picture would be accomplished by the small steps, day in and day out.

I no longer feel that way about myself as a Diabetic and my abilities as a Coach. So here is where I tell you that if YOU have any silly reason why YOU shouldn’t be able to change your life – toss that notion into the trash… you CAN do anything, and people WILL join and support you along the way!

It boils down to just being real, being authentic, being YOU – people can resonate with that!

What’s holding YOU back?

 

Transformation Tuesday – Growth

Today’s transformation doesn’t include a picture, because how do you capture a picture of a shy, timid, slinking back, never-really-engaging girl who barely made a peep, versus the girl who’s engaged, who asks questions, who offers answers, input, value… how do you capture the HUGE surge of confidence, the enlightening empowerment, the self love to realize you are WORTHY of your dreams; you are CAPABLE of accomplishments?

How do you capture someone no longer being afraid to speak up, someone finding their voice?

How do you capture the feeling associated with realizing your passion, your potential, your PURPOSE?

You can’t. You can’t capture that in a side by side picture. I can only show you how happy and vibrant I FEEL now.

The real transformation is how I FEEL. I feel CONFIDENT. I know my PURPOSE. I know what EXCITES me. I feel strong, I feel my comfort zone is no longer even visible, I feel empowered and excited for what’s to come. I feel hopeful, helpful, and respected.

I didn’t always feel that way. That’s why this transformation, one of the few that CAN’T be captured via photographic evidence, is one of the most meaningful – I have the confidence to go after my dreams now instead of just sitting back, watching everyone else go after theirs.

I was scared, nervous and unsure… but I showed up.

Growth is awesome!

 

WHY Wednesday

I am often asked why I spend so much time building relationships, reading personal development, educating and empowering myself, and sharing my journey.

Because I am worthy of achieving my own dreams!

If I am not willing to do the work required to achieve them, then I lose the right to whine about life. I choose to pour myself into bettering my own life, the lives of others, and the world.

Superstar Saturday – Rudder Hour

From the book I am currently reading/hosting a book club group for, is this awesome rudder quote!

I find it to be 100% true and accurate. When I actually got over my “I’m sleepy” state of mind, and SAW how starting the day off with the right tone actually changed the whole mood for the day, I was hooked. That’s a really powerful, empowering feeling, and I find it motivating every day to chase that, mornings when it just sometimes doesn’t come together, it is a HUGE shift in energy.

I let that fuel me – nothing like heading into your office, getting there at 0730, and already having had done your grueling workout, showered and gotten dressed, drank your superfoods, done your affirmations, driven into work (26.2 mile drive) while pep talking yourself (cannot listen to audio PD so I do my own!), AND done some personal development.

So basically, no matter what happens, some of the crucial components? ALREADY DONE!

Powerful.

Do you agree with this perspective?