Prior to my coaching job I could never understand the statement: "Do what you love and the money will follow". I mean how could you do yoga all day, send love and encouragement to people, and help people... and be able to survive. I just didn't get it. I am thankful for that. I fell into this coaching gig on accident. I was simply trying to survive and stay cancer free. But them my life started changing so significantly. Not just from eating right and exercising, but from the personal development we are asked to do and agree to when we decide to coach. We have to put on our own mask first. That means we HAVE to keep learning. Keep filling our tank so we can give.
This part of the job changed my life because in the personal development I learned I could NEVER be truly happy unless I was living to give. Give life changing stuff... not things. For me, I am only truly happy when I am giving. It is my thing... my WHY. NOTHING brings me more joy than seeing someone achieve what they thought was impossible. So I started giving by sharing recipes, exercises, methods that worked for me on my journey to get healthy and the people around me started changing their lives too! It has been the most amazing experience.
I could have chosen to stay in bed, or on the couch watching Netflix #RHONY or Downton Abbey reruns ... claiming that cancer took the best of me,. We didn't NEED money, so why work? right? COMPLACENCY... WRONG! Not in this life! Instead I CHOSE to stand up, fight, grow, learn, and now teach.
I believe this quote with all of my being. Complacency has no place in my life. I will go, do, be, see, learn... so I can share with those who are on their first chapter.
Never compare your chapter one with someone else's chapter 20. I simply was brought to my knees 2.5 years ago with cancer... it was my rock bottom. That was my chapter one.
If you are thinking you are stuck but not worthy, or think you don't have the strength or power to do something about it, I am here to tell you that you DO have that power. You are simply on chapter one. Let's turn the page and start writing!