You Need to Take Up Space

Have you ever had the experience of trying NOT to be seen?

Maybe you didn’t speak up when you wanted to, maybe it was trying to make yourself appear physically smaller, maybe it was giving into fear of judgment or being “too opinionated.”

If you can relate to trying to make yourself smaller in some way – from your body to your voice – I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD take up more space in this world!

You are here to be seen and heard, to create impact, and to speak your truth.

When we fail to do these things and show up for what we stand for and against, we inadvertently make ourselves smaller. We diminish our significance, and that, my friend, should never happen.

The world does not benefit from you playing small!

Can you think of a scenario where you made yourself smaller to make things more comfortable for yourself or for others? How would the BIGGER, more powerful version of you react instead? Which would inspire confidence and get better results?

I’d love to hear about what is coming up for you around this concept. Please leave a comment and let me know.

Growth and Change

In order to grow, we must be willing to accept change in every area of life. And given that our brains are designed to resist and protect us from change, these choices must be conscious! Pay attention to the reasons “why not” your brain likes to trick you with and make those conscious decisions to accept change and do things differently.

Where are you on a scale of 1-10 in your willingness to accept change?

To determine where you are on the scales, you can consider:

**What are you willing to give up to get what you want?

**What are you willing to spend to get to where you want to be?

**Are you willing to let go of truths you might hold and see things from a different perspective?

The above combined with our willingness to accept change and our willingness to learn make up the Teachability Index.

Here’s the thing…

It’s OK if you’re not 10/10 on both scales! We aren’t going to be there 100% of the time. It’s a place to strive to be because that’s where new levels of success are reached. Bringing consciousness to where you are will allow you to determine the actions you need to take and the ways in which you need to adjust your thoughts to move higher on the Teachability Index, the place that we have tremendous growth.

I’d love to know if you have questions about this or how it resonates.

On Failures and Lessons

What’s the difference between failures and lessons?

To me, they are very similar and both rooted, ultimately, in failure. The key difference is turning a failure into a lesson and see failures as steps on the road to success instead of the opposite of success.

You see, you can either let failures stop you in your tracks OR you can take note of what didn’t work, why it didn’t work, and change your approach or plan and keep going.

It’s really that simple.

As a fitness professional, it is my duty to take both my own failures and the past failures of students and mold them into powerful lessons that ultimately move us all forward.

Think on this for a bit – when is the last time a challenge or failure stopped you from moving forward in your life, whether in fitness, career, relationships, or otherwise? When is the last time you used the failure as feedback for a plan to move forward in a more powerful way?

Which produced a better result?

I think we both know the answer. 🙂 Let me know your thoughts on this!