Travelling all over to work with my clients, to both remote and metropolitan areas, really is a blessing. While, at times, driving long distances can be exhausting, the rewards outweigh any cons (which are usually a distant memory the second I arrive and am rewarded with smiling clients who are actively invested in their leadership journey). #sofortunate#leadershipjourney
I snoozed, and snoozed, and snoozed my alarm this morning. I missed my opportunity to get my workout in. It’s all my fault. Why do I keep doing this when I keep failing to achieve my goal of getting up in the morning? Why do I grumble when I have to get ready to leave for work? Why am I always thinking of the negative when there is an absolute positive in the situation?
I slapped myself back and said “Jordan, you will get your workout done tonight” WILD FRIDAY NIGHT at our house 😂. I have to go to work because there are things that I need to pay for.
I started thinking of the positives.. I needed that extra sleep because I haven’t felt well the past couple days. I get to wear jeans and tennis shoes to work - everyday if I want too! I can flex my hours to accommodate life some days. I get to do MY thing at work without a manager down my back. I have a house over my head. A car to drive from point A to B. I have a phenomenal husband and a one of a kind dog.
So stop making excuses. Just do what you need to do to achieve your goal. You’ll be the happiest you ever been. PROMISE!
We've been kind of laying low the last two weeks since we've been in Koh Lanta. Sometimes even we need a break and this was the perfect place to do just that. This place is super chill and there really isn't a whole lot to do compared to other islands we've been to. We found a few little "secret" beaches that were great for laying around, swimming and snorkeling with very few people. We spent a lot of time just hanging out at our resort. We are situated on a really neat hillside,over looking the sea, in the middle of the jungle and away from everything. It is sooo quiet up here except for the sounds of nature and the call to prayer coming from a close by mosque. We have this great front porch so we've spent countless hours sitting out there watching the sea, the clouds, boats sunsets, storms, funny little monkeys, butterflies, lizards, egrets, red eagles and the resident cats. We rented a motorbike for our time here, so we pretty much just zipped to one of the amazing local restaurants, had a fruit shake( they have happy shakes here btw), noodles or fried rice or easily ordered take away and headed back to our resort. It's been a slice of heaven here, really just an awesome sense of solitude being emersed in this amazing ecosystem. Koh Lanta definitely makes the list of places to revisit soon. #ultimaterelaxation#seaskyjungle#islandlife 🌴 #sofortunate#southeastasia#thailand#krabi#kohlanta
The Uber driver who dropped me from Delhi airport to the embassy today asked me, "how does take off and landing feel like?, bohot darr lagta hai?" and all sorts of innocently ignorant questions regarding air travel. He was clearly elder to me and hadn't sat on a plane ever. Such incidents make my heart so full with gratitude for the millions of ways I am blessed and prayers for people who wish to fulfill their dreams! ❤
WE FINALLY MET! ❤😍 A rather long time ago this crazy gal commented info on one of my ads and from the moment we began talking we knew this was going to be an amazing friendship!
After months of excitement yesterday the day came that I got to see her new life unfold for her in Cumberland and am so beyond blessed to be on this journey with such a like minded spirit 🤗 Thank you for an amazing time last night my dear! Here is to many more!
This is why I do this. Not just the pay check, but seeing and meeting like minded individuals pursuing dreams and not taking no for an answer 💪🔥 #onlinemarketer#foreverfriendship#blessed#sofortunate#tattooedgirls#freedomlifestyle#welikepickles
I guess we can call this a Monday Motivation post - here goes •
This one goes out to all the people who have tried, failed, disappointed and just never gave up. More importantly this goes out to COACHES who have a passion for their athletes regardless their CURRENT capability.
I’ve been sporty my whole life - literally, I was that kid. I couldn’t do everything well but I tried. Played and competed provincially but never nationally. I was introduced to a sport called CrossFit fresh out of school and loved it.
The community grabbed me and sucked me in. Let’s say - made every sacrifice so worth it. The @crossfit_brooklyn family and coaches kept on pushing me to my limits and boy was that just uplifting. I didn’t need a professional sporting background whatsoever - they voluntarily worked with the no ones.
Sadly my time came to move on and I said goodbye to my family. During the years of growth and pushing I came across some water cans for my garden and also across some weeds.
The point I’m getting to is - the way a COACH sees you and invests in you makes the world’s difference. Don’t just be by an athlete’s side when they are strong and well; be by them with no T&Cs
This is where a massive shoutout comes in to @nicolabiani13
I’m no professional, I’m not nearly as strong as half the people she has ever coached but she heard my voice and she planted a “I believe in you” seed which makes double training sessions on a Sunday past 18:00 worth it. Had a bad day? No, she doesn’t break me down and tell me how weak that was of me, instead she tells me it’s ok. We get days like those and tomorrow we will try again.
Can we bring back the passion and COMPASSION to coaching and not just a title
Okay. Over and out. Be you today, chase your dreams. Don’t let anyone ever tell you “you will never”
Last night my mom was driving me home after another long day at the hospital and infusion center. As we sat at a downtown stoplight, she pointed out a big old house on the corner that looked like it had been beautifully renovated. Its porch lights and lamps in the windows glowed warmly, giving us a glimpse of all the charming details. The house right next door to it looked equal in size, and we thought it, too, may have been renovated but we couldn’t quite tell because it was totally dark. “A little light makes all the difference,” I said out loud.
And as I did, those words resonated in my core. Not only is that true for a cozy home, I thought, but required for a contented soul. It is why I strive to find the light on days like this, when there’s a lot that could get a girl down. It’s not that I want to sweep challenges under the rug or ignore how I truly feel about them. That wouldn’t be authentic or healthy. But I as I honor the hard, I can feel in my bones how also seeing the light lifts me and motivates me, and attracts more goodness into my experience.
Shortly after I sat down for my latest round of what I call “Liquid Gold,” my nurse told me my oncologist wanted to come talk to me. Well, this was new. His nurses frequently come back to talk to me about scheduling and medications, but I have never ever seen my doctor come back to the infusion center where patients are lined up in chairs, hooked up to our IVs for hours on end. That he was coming to see me meant something was up. As he pulled up a chair, I thought about how lucky I am to have him; he is kind and thoughtful and thorough, and never makes me feel like he’s in a rush. So it’s not very nice that almost right after he started taking, I dropped the F bomb! 😂 (Ok — Instagram isn’t giving me enough space to share the full story, so just click on the link in my bio for the rest, or head over to LivLane.com/Blog 😘)
TBT November 1990, I ran across this magazine while in my storage the other day. Hard to believe it was 28 yrs ago that @babyface Kenny was on the cover of this KEYBOARD magazine. This was during the Whip Appeal era and my boy was on fire! I remember us working on the album and being in the video and having so much fun during that time.
Had no clue what was to come. #soblessed#sograteful#sofortunate
And that is my throw back Thursday.
Ah, relaxing hotel life...
Lies! This one moment of bliss was preceded by so much chaos. Four humans and 2 dogs in one hotel for days on end is just bananas. It’s a wonderful reminder of how fortunate we are, because living in a small space is hard on families. My heart goes out to people who are in shelters or in small hotels trying to find something that feels normal and safe.
So, did these 3 blind against each other today, and the @threechiefsbeer Café easily blew the other two away for me. I was apprehensive about putting the Café up against these other two because I thought my preview of the Café extra maple version last Friday was a little too roasty. But this regular bottle tasted fantastic today and had far better mouth feel than the other two. In fact, in comparison the coffee in the CBS tasted overextracted and/or overroasted. For me the only other stout of the night that was in the same realm was Horus' Proper Dose which was just fantastic, too.
Well, now that I finally have the Halloween photos published I can talk about the current holiday that just ended. Thanksgiving in my adult life became the very best time of year. The snow had begun to fall which meant that “mud season” was over and we could all get back to work finally, but what we very truly celebrated and came together to be thankful for was ski season. Thanksgiving is always the day that Steamboat opens its lifts to the public and the season officially starts for the locals. We ski all morning and feast all night just to ski it off again the next day. This is our stoke. Our sanctuary. Our reason for celebration and tradition and our roots of our souls. There’s no higher moment than that when you’re free to glide your way through tree glades and see how far you can ride that line. I’m quite thankful this year for knowing this stoke and having this crazy inevitable smile that will always live within the memories of the lines only I took. I miss these days (photo is of me in when I was a Sharpshooter photographer a few seasons ago) and I cannot wait to have more of them. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW! •