It may sound cheesy, but my whole life I have felt like I was called to something– for something bigger than whatever it was I was doing, and that has translated into a deep drive to pursue the calling on my life! I am a firm believer that we have each been given a unique set of gifts and talents that are meant to be used, but it is completely up to US to develop them– we are given them, but not automatically handed success. Are you the kind of person who believes that the challenges you have been dealt make you stronger, or do you look at life constantly thinking you got the short end of the stick?
Success is a mindset. A choice to persevere when things get hard. The actions you take to be responsible for your own life and not wallow in self-pity, and the ways you develop your God-given talents.
For instance, after I had my son and was trying to get back into shape, it was easy to get down on myself for having one to many cheat meals or trying to figure out how to fit in workouts as a new mom, and I saw how quickly that mindset would spiral downhill into just giving up all together. I realized quickly I was the only person responsible for my success so I figured out a way to keep myself accountable, bought the 21 Day Fix and Shakeology joined a challenge group, and made the choice every day to show up and change. I didn’t lost all the weight that week– it took consistency and dedication!
Coaching is the same way– there are going to be hard weeks or months but if you have the drive and belief you are called to do this, that pulls you through. I had signed up to coach just to get the discount on Shakeology because I loved it so much and saw what a difference it made in my nutrition, but quickly realized how much more of an opportunity was there to make a difference. I made sacrifices and when things were hard, I didn’t question that I was cut out to do this or that I could be successful, but instead put my head down, dug into personal development, and learned how to improve. There are always excuses (too busy, too tired, etc.) but if you really want something, you’ll sacrifice to do it and make it not only work, but also grow!
Every single time I have second-guessed myself or have been tempted to give up, I’ve gotten a message from a friend thanking me for inspiring them, or had a challenger have an amazing transformation– when you help others, it helps you in turn and gives you the momentum to keep going. And guess what, it totally has! I have been able to balance as a busy working mom and not only be able to help provide a little extra to help us pay down student loans, provide some fun things for my son or our family that we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise, and grow SO much not only in my own fitness but also in my confidence. It’s been the biggest blessing and leap of faith I’ve taken and I’ll always be grateful for that! You can read more about how it’s changed my life here.
So, why am I sharing all this?