I had example this weekend of just how much a positive attitude affects what you can do. Yesterday I went to the gym and I had six miles to complete. I hate running on the treadmill, but it was too cold to be outside for a run for me. So, I begrudgingly got on and started my light run. After two miles, I will completely grumpy and it was agonizing. I ended up cutting the workout short. I should have finished on a different piece of cardio equipment, but I was so negative that I just left completely disgruntled. So, today I had 13 miles of cross-training to do. Once again, I went to the gym but I was ready to tackle it and was pumped. I had a plan in place for the pieces of cardio equipment I would use and for how long. It went like clockwork. I even did the last mile on the treadmill, and today it was a piece of cake. It just goes to show how your mindset affects your performance. I definitely learned a valuable lesson.
The last 10 days have been super busy! In addition to my full-time job as a counselor in an elementary school, we are preparing to move my son back home temporarily, I'm spending more time on my half-marathon training, and I'm working with my first official client. Then you have the regular everyday business of running a household, finding time to practice the piano, practice meditation and yoga, etc. And to top it off, I've been battling a stomach ailment the last four days. However, I vow to get my groove back on the website with more regular updates! :)
Today was a great day for moving closer to launching my life coaching business! I did a lot more research, worked with my first client, and updated different aspects of this website. In fact, I made the comment on Twitter that I enjoyed working from home so much that I wish that I could find a way to do it full-time. I like being in charge of myself and getting tasks accomplished on my own time without being tied to someone supervising me. My husband Jack is also a phenomenal resource for me. He has his own small side business, a sports magazine. So, he's giving me advice and tips on what I still have left to do from the technical side of the business. There's so much to do!
I have a pretty cool little sister! I can't think of many people who would consent to being a guinea pig, but she is doing just that. Before I launch my life coaching business officially, I wanted to find a volunteer to practice with and work out the kinks. Enter my sister, Sara. When I asked her if she would be interested in helping me with this practice test, she jumped on it, and we will begin our journey together this week. With her permission, I will hopefully be blogging about her progress on her goal. Maybe I'll even be able to cajole her into writing a testimony after she reaches it. She's pretty amazing considering she works full-time and she and her husband have three boys under the age of 5. However, I can't think of anyone else who would be a great starting point for what I want to do. I can't thank her enough . . . you rock, Sara!!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.