June, 2011

  1. Stepping out of your comfort zone

    June 30, 2011 by Heather

    So they say when you step out of your comfort zone you come out the other side a stronger person.  And this means different things for different people.  One of my PS Coaches told me today that she was happy in her perfect little box.  I had asked her to step out of it and get on Facebook because I thought it would help her connect with our team more.  Getting on Facebook to her was outside of her comfort zone.  If I didn’t understand that what was daunting to her was not daunting to me then what kind of coach would I be?  And so I started thinking about what was out of my comfort zone……

    For my coaches to understand that I have my own little comfort zone is important.  Speaking and getting on calls used to terrify me!  I would sweat and be all nervous for days!  Now I’m not saying I am anywhere near perfect now, but I feel more comfortable doing the thing that scared me the most at one point.  Right now this whole blog thing is daunting to me.  When I first started I had no idea what I was doing.  Nothing I did worked and I quickly became frustrated.  So what did I do??  I feverishly started looking for SOMEONE to do it for me!  I would have given bags of Shakeology away, if someone would just do it for me!!  As I awaited a return email I figured I’d atleast try again.  Well funny thing happened, I actually started figuring out what I was doing!  And honestly, it was a fantastic feeling knowing I was doing this myself.  Another funny thing?  It didn’t terrify me so much anymore!!!!

    Now noone said I am by any stretch of the imagination a blog master now!  Do not let me fool you, my trucker mouth comes out when I start working on this thing!  But I’m learning and it feels good.  Getting out of my comfort zone feels good!!!!  SO I ask you…..what have you been putting off because it is out of your comfort zone?  In order to grow we need to step out of our comfy little boxes.  So stick a toe out…I dare ya!!!

  2. I really don’t have it all together…

    June 29, 2011 by Heather

    So I have been a bit nuts since I returned from Summit.  I like to use the word spaztastic!  Let me just say that I was nuts BEFORE I left for Summit so this is not an improvement!  I returned with a bunch of work to catch up on and my head spinning from all the new stuff I learned and wanted to implement.  At the same time, I am trying to stay as stress free (fat chance huh!?) as possible because I know that doesn’t help the fibromyalgia.  Have I mentioned I am Type A????  Ya….so…..  But, alas, I am only one person and I need to learn how to find balance in my life.

    I am quickly learning that I suck at finding balance in my life!  I think I’d be ok if I could just have a few more hours in the day.  But since I can’t rearrange that setup, I better learn how to find the balance…right?   I am a leader, I’m supposed to lead.  How can I tell people it’s important to have balance in their lives if I can’t find it in my own? 

    So this is what I’m trying to work on in this moment.  I always say my body is a work in progress.  And so, I suppose, is this thing called balance.  Perhaps I should have taken that time management training at Summit.  Oh wait…I was at the Social Media training.  This was the training that really set my wheels spinning and I wanted to implement everything I learned.  Ironic….

  3. Motivation!

    June 25, 2011 by Heather

    This morning I dragged myself out of bed dreading the five miles I had on the schedule today.  As some of you may know I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I’m trying to get it under control.  Well, I had my cheat meal last night so that always makes me feel under the weather the next day.  And my body is still not in sync with the Eastern time zone yet after my trip to Los Angeles last week.

    Ya, ya, ya…quit your whining right!? 🙂  Well I did my normal routine of feeding the gang and I dragged myself upstairs to put on my running clothes.  I continued to drag myself outside and off I went.  To my amazement I actually had a good run.  Despite feeling like crap, I managed to make good time, I didn’t puke and I lived to tell about it!  But my run is not the reason I’m writing today. ….

    While I was running I began to wonder what makes some people do the thing that they really don’t want to do and what makes some people sit on the couch and promise to do it tomorrow.  Because let me tell you, it would have been SO easy for me to go back to bed, eat breakfast, sit on the couch or do something else besides running this morning!  Because I REALLY did not want to go for that run!  Are some people just more motivated than other people?  Do some people want the results more than others?  Do some people value their health more than others?  I don’t know the answers to these questions but I do wonder…. Because if there was a specific reason why some do the thing that they really don’t want to do and some don’t well that would make my job in helping people easier right? 

    You can’t want something for someone more than they want it for themselves.  Someone said that at Summit, and forgive me for not remembering who, but it is SO true!  I can’t count the endless times I have wanted someone to try Shakeology or get started on a fitness program or just do something to improve their health, not because it would benefit me but because I knew that they would feel so much better if they just took those first steps.  It is a hard lesson to learn, but it does them no good for ME to want it for THEM.  Sigh……

  4. Growth!!!

    June 24, 2011 by Heather

    As many of you know I attended the 2011 Team Beachbody Coach Summit this past weekend.  I can only say WOW!! 

    Let me preface the experience by saying I am not a good traveler and I was very nervous about traveling across the country and leaving Dwiggins behind.  The farthest I have traveled alone is to New Jersey!!!  So this was HUGE for me!!  At first I wondered if I should admit this, but then I realized it is all about personal growth and maybe someone else can take something away from my experience.  Well…I did it and guess what….I was ok!  I was more than ok!!!  When we do things that scare us or take us out of our comfort zone, we grow from that! 

    I cannot express what it was like to be around people with like goals and dreams!  The energy was incredible!!  And I got to meet so many wonderful people that I have known for years but have never met face to face!  This can only further increase our bond!!  There is nothing better than seeing the larger picture and to experience the love that we all have for this business! 

    I grew in so many ways this past weekend and I cannot wait to share that growth and to use it to do great things!  I truly am destined for greatness.  I knew that…but this weekend confirmed it.  I hope you can also say that for yourself because there is no greater feeling! 

    Oh…and Dwiggins did wonderful at his new vacation spot!!!  Thanks Tracy!!!

  5. Here we go!!!

    June 23, 2011 by Heather

    Hey everyone!  This is the start of my brand new blog!  No more blog slacking for me!!!  Now, please be patient as I’m just figuring this darn thing out!  It may be a while!!!  Please feel free to shout out any words of advice or come on over and do it for me!!!  I’ll pay you in Shakeology!!! 🙂