Last weekend my team and I completed our first Spartan race and it was awesome!
If you haven’t heard of Spartan you can check it out HERE. It’s an obstacle course complete with challenges like crawling through the mud under barbed wire, climbing ropes, monkey bars etc.
Going into race day I felt nervous and excited…my team and I had been training for 3 months and race day felt scary and exhilarating at the same time because we didn’t know what to expect.
In the end, it was so much fun and I got WAY more out of it than I had originally anticipated.
I overcame a fear of heights (seriously I had no idea we’d be climbing up so high) and experienced so much fun during the WHOLE race (a first for me).
I’m so glad I did it and my team and I are definitely doing the next one on April…
The reason why I think the race was such a success was for a number of reasons….
#1: We trained both as a group and individually…being accountable always makes things easier. There’s less reason to pull out of training if you know your team is there expecting you to show up.
#2: We approached it a fun and playful way with an intention of doing our best and doing each of the challenges to the best of our abilities. We had fun in the “doing” during our weekly training sessions and social catch ups too.
#3: I worked with my mind and trained myself to enjoy the challenge and tougher training sessions….using the RTT tools I learned this year I actually rewired my brain to enjoy pushing myself beyond my comfort zone.
#4: Both myself and my team worked with coach trainers to push us harder than we thought we could go…and who helped us improve our technique to avoid injuries.
All of these reasons/strategies above can be applied to any area of your life including your career or business.
I believe that how you do one thing is how you do everything.
But before you get to the strategy and the doing…you’ve got to start with this ONE thing. This ONE thing applies to every project, goal or desire you have for yourself in your life.
Curious to know what it is?
Watch this week’s video blog to learn the most important step you’ve got to make before you embark on a project, goal or desire you have for yourself.
Short on time? Read on for the transcript.
Are you working on a big project or a big goal in your career or business and you’re not making any traction towards it?
Most of the women in my community are ambitious.
They’ve got dreams and desires to do something meaningful and to do work that really aligns to who they are.
Yet as women we can self-sabotage and get in our own way.
Because we are also thinking about loved ones in our lives.
We care about our kids, our partners, our family, our friends, our neighbours and sometimes what that can mean is that there’s very little left in the tank for ourselves to achieve our own goals and desires.
If that’s you, I invite you to really listen closely.
If you’re going to make your dream or desire happen, you have to make a commitment to what it is that you want.
So this starts with:
….making a commitment to allocating time for yourself to work on what it is that you want.
….making a commitment to look after yourself, be it in terms of sleep, the food you eat, exercise, meditation, time out if you’re an introvert like me.
….making a commitment to make sure that you are restored and you feel filled up so that you can then go out and complete that project or desire.
Here’s the thing…if we don’t commit to what we do want then we subconsciously commit what we don’t want.
What do I mean?
Well, I’m talking about the subconscious commitment to drama, the fear, the reasons why you can’t, the reasons why you shouldn’t, the reasons why you’re just not good enough to achieve your goals.
I invite you this week to drop the drama and instead make a commitment to figure out your own answers.
I invite you to prioritise figuring out what you want.
The truth is you pursuing that goal, project or dream isn’t really just about you. It is in service to others in two ways.
#1: Firstly, the direct impact.
That project or goal or whatever you’re working on, I’m guessing has an impact on somebody else.
Whether you’re starting a business to help other mums or you want to pursue this creative project because you want to start a products line or if you’re in corporate you want to go for that promotion so that you can manage that team and be a role model to other women in the firm.
That benefits others.
#2: Secondly, the direct impact in you which also impacts others.
When you’re doing more of what you love, and you’re creating, you’re being, you’re in that flow and that energy of what it is that you truly desire and want then that energy flows through.
You are being a different person. You handle yourself differently in everyday situations.
From not being bothered if someone cuts in front of you in traffic to having more patience with the person in front of you in the shopping line because you’re in this beautiful state and you’re not going to be concerned about these little things that happen in life.
I invite you to ask yourself:
- What am I committed to?
- Am I committed to myself or am I committed to everyone else and what they want?
If you feel like there are two conflicting camps and it’s not that easy…I totally get it…..as a mum I battle this all the time.
It can sometimes feel on the one hand that I’ve got to be one way to be a perfect mum and on the other hand another way to be a business owner…
I invite you to think about how can you embody both?
How can you embrace what you want and what others want in a way that feels good to you and to others?
Own your project or goal by starting with your commitment.
Leave a comment and let me know:
What are you committed to?
Have a beautiful week.