Personal Development: The Moment You Get It
Hey, hey! Coach Maia here….
This morning I woke up alive. I have been to a lot of personal development all around the world. The difference in this one is that my forum leader started out saying this…
“You are perfect as you are.”
Can you imagine the skepticism I felt???! Even though this is my go-to motivation for you!! “You are strong. That strength is inside of you.” That’s what I say.
I also say, “DO YOU and that’s enough.” I have literally built the WorX on this statement.
Yes, I believe it when I say it to YOU. But now I REALLY BELIEVE it! You and me. WE have everything we need inside of us to achieve greatness.
Usually, I leave a event with a MILE to do list, pages and pages of notes, and I get to work the next few days…
only to lose the fire… and not accomplish what I was meant to do.
Because the BS in my life was still there.
But not today.
Here’s the difference and the answer I was searching for conference after conference to the questions…. HOW do I become a better mom, business owner, leader, and friend?
Drum roll please…. the simple answer. I don’t need to change. I just need to be more of ME!
WHAT!!!! Hold the phone. I spent 3 days away from my family (so worth it by the way) … only to learn to DO YOU! (ps. That’s the number one rule at the WorX!!) Tears are literally running down my face right now because this was the epiphany and the action I took to FREE myself to be me!
One, I needed to free myself of all the baggage that was dragging me down.
- My father lived in the Philippines and TO ME he wasn’t available.
- My parents sent me away to the Philippines for a year and TO ME I was alone.
- My mom was a loyal wife and TO ME I felt disempowered.
- I was mentally and physically abused growing up and TO ME that left me broken.
- I had a stupid short boy hair cut in 5th grade and TO ME that was just wrong to do to young adult going to a new school and built up resentment, and more and more.
This was the noise I heard all the time. A broken record screeching in my head…. telling me I’m not good enough… I wasn’t meant to be loved… or a powerful leader! Hopefully, you can see the pattern where I went wrong.
ERRRRR…. (sound of brakes hitting the floor)!
Stuff happened. That’s it and TO ME… I let all that keep me from being who I am.
This is where you come in! The irony of all is I created the WorX to help reduce this noise for YOU! Sure…. we do fitness! Workout classes, right?!!!
At the end of the day…. I want YOU to know YOU matter and you the POWER to change your life is in you.
As your leader, I called my parents and owned up to my stuff and I let them know of a new possibility to create a real family NOW. I called my husband, my sister… I am WorXing on the rest of my family. I called my most of my staff so far and friends closest to me and got real with them!
I am still making phone calls. LOL!
and don’t think I’m not thinking of YOU! That’s why I wrote this. In the past, I always WANT to write you and share with you ME…
I hope you can understand why I struggled to do it. I am my word so you will hear from me again.
Take action in your life. Do you! And let’s get to WorX!
Hugs and high Fives,
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Wilting Will-power? Strengthen That Muscle!
Has your will-power muscle been getting a worXout? Had this conversation with a client and thought I’d share…
Have you been neglecting your will-power muscle without realizing it? What do I mean by that? Well, your will-power is just like a muscle. You have to put it to work in order to strengthen it but not too often because it does need to recover.
If you’ve been letting your will-power take a rest too often lately, saying yes to ice cream more nights than you should or yes to that extra drink, too many chips or bread before dinner…
If you don’t have that uncomfortable feeling of saying “No Thank You” on a regular basis and training yourself to get comfortable being uncomfortable (and you aren’t where you want to be physically yet!) then think about this…
• Every time you say no thank you when you really want to indulge in eating or drinking something you are strengthening your will-power muscle.
• Every time you show up for your worXout even when you are tired and don’t feel like it you are strengthening your will-power muscle.
• Realize you may have had to use your will-power muscle throughout your day and by the end of the day your will power muscle is sapped. Which makes sense why you are more likely to blow off your workout at the end of the day and indulge in something you hadn’t planned.
The key to building up your will-power muscle is to do it gradually just like any other muscle. You wouldn’t just start with lifting 300lbs. You start with 5-10lbs, then 20lbs, etc. progressing slowly over time.
As you go through your day today think about what kind of worXout your will- power muscle is getting and then exercise it at some point to say no thank you to something you normally would have said yes to…have one less drink or only 2 cookies or go for a walk or do something active when you least feel like it. You can do it!
When your friends say- “Stay for one more drink!” and you say “No Thank you not tonight” or you sit at dinner with the bread basket or chip basket in front of you untouched you can rest assured knowing I’m giving my will-power a worXout!
Gradually as you start to exercise your will-power muscle you’ll find that it’ll get stronger and easier to use more often rather than having to grit your way through the day. You got this!
If you’re serious about giving your will-power a good workout and really strengthen it and you are ready to build long term habits, join us at The WorX By Maia for a FREE week!
If you’ve been stuck in a rut, let us help you break out of it! Questions? Give us a call at 540-421-8527 or email email@example.com