Tidings of Challenge and Joy
You may already know this about me, but my health is very important to me. I love being active and feeling strong.
On average, I workout three times a week. My favorite class right now is “Yoga Sculpt” at the Core Power Yoga studio that’s seven minutes from my house. Very convenient!
I love this class because it combines yoga with weights, cardio, and music, all in a heated room. I love to sweat and feel myself getting stronger and stronger.
My favorite instructor no longer teaches at this studio, but teaches at another one nearby. I love her class so much that I decided to sign up for a $20.00 week of unlimited classes at this other studio. I figured I could try this other class of hers and see what else that community had to offer.
When arrived to take my first class I looked around and to my surprise, there weren’t any mirrors! Having studied ballet as a child, I was used to learning choreography and correcting my form by watching myself, the instructor, and my classmates in a mirror. I found myself getting nervous.
So, this class pushed my edges in ways I did anticipate. I couldn’t see what I was doing - I had to feel my way through. It wasn’t comfortable and I felt a bit awkward. I thought to myself, “I don’t like this. This isn’t going to work for me. I don’t think I’ll be coming back here. ”
However, at the end of the class I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment. It was a great workout! I did more cardio than usual and used heavier weights than I would have in the other class. The experience made me stronger.
I’m pretty sure I still prefer to workout with mirrors, but I’ve decided to embrace this new way of doing things as a challenge to better myself. I’ve got a week of unlimited classes at this studio and I’m going to as many classes as I can.
I’ll definitely be returning to my old studio at the end of the week, but I’m happy for this “pattern interrupt”. Growth can only occur when you step outside your comfort zone.
As an entrepreneur who has to learn new things all the time to grow my business, I find that I spend a lot of time outside of my comfort zone. It can be nerve-wracking at times, but it mostly feels like an exciting adventure.
2015 is almost over. I invite you to look back at the year and reflect on where you spent your time. Did you spend most of your time in your comfort zone or challenge zone? Why? What did you learn about yourself?
Looking forward, how can you use this data you’ve collected about yourself to create a new vision for your life and business in 2016?
If you’re craving some support on this front, I invite you to book a complimentary “Business Breakthrough Call” with me by clicking here.
I look forward to hearing from you and have a great week,
P.S. I’m hosting a Blab this Friday, December 11th at 12pm EST on “Claiming Your Self-Worth in Business” with special guest, Brand Identity Coach, Sarah Cohn.
I’ll be sharing my top 3 tips for claiming your self-worth as an entrepreneur and open up the “hot seat” for q & a. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to interact me LIVE. Subscribe to the Blab here. I can’t wait to see you there!