I am on a mission this year. I am going to enjoy my holidays if it is the last thing I do. This has been on my mind since October hit, because October is the time when our family celebrations begin. Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Client Appreciation Party, Christmas, and New Years.
I missed nearly all of these last year except for the Client Appreciation Party. What I mean is physically I was present, but mentally I was diving into one of the biggest business moves of my career to date. I was even slightly worried all of 2019 that I somehow messed up and 2018 would be my last holiday with those I loved...and I wasn't even "there".
You have heard me talk about my values in previous blogs, and as you know, time is at the top of the list. I have missed saying goodbye because I misused my time. My business started because of those lost 20 minutes. Therefore, I do my best to optimize every minute, and I try to respect the time of others.
Where I spend my time and energy will over rule the almighty dollar. It is my most valuable form of currency. When people ask me for my time I weigh if they deserve it, and then I reflect to make sure the time I am asking of others is being reciprocated.
Time is important.
This year I will be present with my families. I will use my time wisely up until family events, and then the computer shuts down, and I will be present. Being present is my gift to myself this year.
Thank you for making it through this choppy blog of mismatched thoughts. I wish you the happiest of holidays. <3
A couple of days ago I heard something interesting on a podcast. It's related to sleep and the fated F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out). There are numerous reasons why people have trouble falling asleep at night. Personally, when I am experiencing trouble it is most likely because I think of all the tasks I still have to do or COULD be doing, instead of winding down. I say "could" instead of "should" because if I'm honest, the tasks I did not complete have never negatively effected my business.
So what's a woman to do? Instead of thinking of sleep as the end of a day, view it as preparation for the next day. Sleep is your first "task", albeit the most enjoyable one by far, and it kicks off all other tasks. So it also makes it my most important task of my day.
Sleep is not the ending. It is my beginning. <3
My clients and members have allowed me the grace of growing and adapting as a coach and business owner. This is a loyalty and a mutual respect that cannot be bought. I hope that I continue to question myself, inspire my coaches to question themselves, and develop a team where every member knows they are cared for and safe. FitPOWER is where everyone should be allowed an opportunity to question and grow.
Now this person may have had some wonderful information to give to us, the reader. I wasn't there to hear it, though. You see, I have clients who I do not tell to "chill". Anxiety, depression, being bipolar, etc. These are lenses in which people see the world. This is the world they are used to experiencing.
So. I humbly suggest that you view the world through different lenses. Your experience is not their experience. Guide. Do not drag. Let them be the hero in their own story.
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