As a life coach and as a fitness coach I spend a lot of time helping people own where they are in order to move beyond it, if they so choose. I help people lose weight, gain muscle, let go or hold on, find their voice and own their choices. I help people find and embody confidence. I spend a lot of time helping others to change their lives. It is an amazing 'job' I have and I appreciate it almost every moment. Because I spend a lot of time speaking to others about their ideal selves it only makes sense for me to do the same thing. After all, how effective would I be if I wasn't living what I was giving? If I wasn't walking the walk? I feel that for anyone to be a truly effective leader they have to know how to follow. I feel that for anyone to be an effective coach they must have been coached. This brings me to my first cross fit experience, which was on Thursday. I shouldn't say first… because it isn't. It just has been a long time. It was fantastic and I am excited to continue on the journey of being new to something and then mastering it. It keeps me in the place of learning and growth and challenge. As a coach, counselor and friend experiencing myself in various ways helps me connect to others where they are. It is too easy for any one of us to find a niche and just do whatever that thing we do is. It is unbelievably important to push our comfort zones regularly. When we go to that place that scares us and come out of it we are better able to reach others that are in the same place. Your work is you… through that work others will benefit greatly.
We are all teachers. We are all students. We are all learning and teaching one another.
What area of your life have you been ignoring that may need some attention? Where do you find you may not be walking the walk? Is there someone in your life that you "know" needs something but won't listen??? How do you see that trait in you with you? Are you ignoring your own advice regularly?
Stay present. Be love. Shine Bright.