Last Friday, as my blog post mentioned, I was pretty devastated. It did affect my weekend a bit which I am not proud of. During my workout this morning I had an epiphany, so I am writing this with my heart rate still recovering because we all know, if we don’t write it down immediately, the thought is lost forever.
Basically what I came to was, no matter what happens today I am not going to quit coaching. It has had so many positives in my life. The first is that I have reconnected and met so many amazing people. People doing it all against all odds. People who push through adversity. Everyone has their own story and I have loved learning about each persons life.
Secondly, a huge part of coaching is personal development. If I hadn’t started coaching, I would not have started listening to books in my car. I would have never picked up a success or motivational book and those books have advanced my career and helped my marriage.
Coaching is not about the money. It is about helping others (as well as myself) unleash the strong amazing person that is inside each and every one of us. The only way I can do that is to continue to reach out to more people. This blog, and instagram may become a bigger platform for me. The negativity on facebook is staggering sometimes. It is sad that with such a huge networking platform where we can reach the world people choose to complain about the weather or traffic. There are so many beautiful things we can share.
Plus fitness and nutrition are a passion of mine. It is FUN to see what the human body can do and even more fun to watch someone else realize it when their transformation begins.
Each person is going through something, and I am going to be there if they need a friend.
I’ve been listening to a ton of books on my commute to and from work (thank you audible) and this theme has been resonating with me a lot, I wanted to bring it up.
When we do what is in line with our values we are at peace.
If you value time with your family, but whenever you are home you are on your phone there will be an internal struggle within yourself.
These guys are the ones I need to put first.
But the struggle is so REAL!
I want to learn about new innovative products for skincare, dive deeper into the acne category, explore new ingredients and run a million experiments. I want to exercise, train for a marathon, lift, swim, bike, and get yoga certified. I want to learn about the biochemistry of nutrition, I want to understand carb cycling and macros in addition to other modes of calculating how much of each nutrient you should be eating. I want to read motivational books, and journal, and reach out to as many people as I can and help hundreds of moms get in shape and start taking care of themselves. BUT, at the core of everything I don’t want to miss my kids childhood. Seriously, because I mean, how cute are they?!
I REALLY want to do all these things and I want to give 100%, but in reality I just can’t! There are only 24 hours in a day.
I had to find a way to do some but make sure I was putting my kids and husband first. I started realizing that I was spending so much time away from my kids because I was working and I started to not enjoy my work as much. I made it a point to put my phone away from the moment I walked in house until the kids went to bed. By just making that small change, those 2 hours are for my kids. I mean, sort of. I am still cooking dinner and cleaning up during that time, but if they are talking to me, they have my attention. I am not being distracted. I may pull it out to snap pictures here and there of dinners we are making.
I found ways to accomplish most of what I want to in the 24 hours a day that I am given.
I have my entire life to become an expert in any of those field. I will run a marathon some day and I will get my yoga certification some day. That day is just not today.
Think about the things that you value in your life, put them first and the rest will fall into place.
We may just have to prioritize the amazingness.