THE HARDEST STEP IS THE FIRST ONE
This quote became really relevant over the last week.
Failure, rejection, being laughed at and having your feelings hurt are all things no one wants to happen.
Due to these potential consequences we miss, or let opportunities pass us by.
Whether it be related to fitness, trying a new program, trying a new movement, social interactions, job interviews, business ideas, etc. The fact that there is a chance of failure can prevent us from taking the chance.
In the past I have found myself in these situations many times where I lack confidence, doubt myself and usually let the opportunity pass me by.
What I’ve found hurts a lot more than failing, is regret.
Regret of ‘what if ....’
‘What if I enjoyed it’ ‘What if it worked out’ ‘What if I got the job’ ‘What if I made new friends’ ‘What if I benefitted from the experience’
It is so frustrating when I look and see that most (all) of the achievements in my life came from taking a risk.
The hardest part is starting.
Not fearing failure, but embracing the opportunity to gain knowledge and grow from the experience. As hard of a concept as that may seem, when faced with the risk.
The more experience you gain, the less risky the opportunity will be if it arises again.
Most times that I have followed what the above quote states. I have shit myself in the process (usually just in the beginning stages) but then reflect and feel pride for facing a fear and gaining experience that I couldn’t have attained otherwise.
If you find yourself in a similar boat to myself, next time an opportunity comes up, as fearful of failing as you might be, put yourself out there and just go for it.
JUST ... START
Because, ‘What if it works out to be the best risk you have ever taken in your life’.
In love with our newest canvas. I debated for weeks on getting this. This is probably one of the rawest pictures you will ever see. At this moment our faith was being tested. This picture has confusion, anger, sadness but you can still see the tremendous LOVE that we had for our son. Tomorrow he would’ve turned 7 years old💕 In memory of Cruz👼🏻 #ourfirstborn#whatif
Strategically setting up to be the next billion dollar company, by placing us in the hottest up and coming billion dollar industry.
Your American dream is chained up in the basement of your neighbors OPINION, and the most expensive thing you own is a CLOSED mind. ☝️Chew on that for a minute, read it again... two very powerful quotes.
I had limited beliefs.
I was the person that hesitated.
I had no clue what to expect
I was uneducated about the industry.
I listened to other peoples opinions.
Boy was I wrong! ..... Do you have options?
I mean real options to do what you want to do with the one and only life you have!
To be home with your kids?
Travel the world?
Pay it forward?
Be debt free?
Start a non profit?
Your dreams and desires can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
Why not make your ceiling your platform?
Well over 1200% growth from this time last year, and for good reason!😲 The best part.... we are just getting started. Get on the boat before it sails!! Why wouldn't you?
EM AND I DECIDED YOU MIGHT BE READY FOR PLEXUS IF.... 🌿 You wake up tired 😩 every morning, because you tossed and turned all night.
🌸 You need a nap at 2 pm everyday, and if you can't nap at 2 pm, all you do is think about when you will be able to take a nap. 😴
🌿 You crave sugar 🍩 and junk food 🍟 and can't seem to kick that addiction to soft drinks (even though you have read 398,783 articles telling you how bad it is for you).
🌸 You are a college student 🤓 that needs energy to be able to survive through studying. 📚
🌿 You struggle with keeping blood pressure❤ and cholesterol at healthy levels.
🌸 You are pre-diabetic and wanting to level your blood sugars...Plexus Slim is diabetic friendly.
🌿 Your clothes 😎 are tighter now than they were at the beginning of summer.
🌸 You dread 😣 Sunday nights because it means you have to get up the next morning for a job you don't like, away from your kids👶, or you just want a better way to earn income.💲
🌿Your ready to help others feel better and build an amazing tribe while you are at it!
It's about time ⌚ you test this hocus-pocus and see what it's all about! ❤✌ #lovemygutsonplexus#guthealth#microbiome#herecomesfall#whatif
Same WEIGHT | different e x c u s e s
We all want to “know” what to do. But without confidence, we stay in a place too long. The worst part is when we quit too soon then we wonder “what if?” What if I waited one more year, one more month, or one more day?
When we keep on keepin’ on we trade our cant’s for cans.
So what do you do when you feel like giving up? Have you said “I’ve given all I can give?” If your “too tired” have you let the things that matter to you win or are you letting worldly “material” things take space in your heart.
Time is one of those we can never get back. Almost six months in and I am forever grateful for this life changing opportunity. Have I felt like giving up? YES. But I told myself, I know what it feels like to give up. Just “what if” I didn’t?
Ask yourself the hard questions. 💭
Sometimes we just really need a reminder of how truly blessed we are. This past weekend was that for me.
Where would I be without you, @karen_coughlin_melo? What would I have done if six years ago, pregnant with Tristan, you hadn’t asked me to take a look at the opportunity of a lifetime? Where would I be if I hadn’t trusted enough to say yes? Sometimes I really wonder what my life would look like without Arbonne but this weekend I began to wonder if I could really calculate the benefit this business has been to me.
Because of Arbonne...
- I was able to build a global business from home while being present with my boys during their most precious early years.
- I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the US and Canada for conferences and events that have fed my very soul and nourished my being.
- I’ve been able to meet some of the most incredible people who consistently challenge me to be the best version of myself and don’t hate on me when I fail or fall.
- I was able to choose to take time away from my business for two years during a very difficult season of life where I spent two days a week at SickKids hospital, more some weeks, caring for my boys, one of whom we learned faced a life threatening disability... and guess what? My paycheque was still there for me and my family, faithfully showing up each month through that whole season.
- Not to mention I have access to some of the best personal care products in the world, at a wholesale discount, that have helped me again become the healthiest version of me, inside and out.
Thank you, Karen. Thank you to all my business partners and clients! Thank you #CNTC2018 . Thank you @Arbonne! Thank you God, for all of these good things. I am grateful.
I am overwhelmed by the response I am getting about my book, “What If?” People are claiming they can’t put it down... so they are reading while they cook (pic sent by a friend), reading in school pick up line, reading instead of doing laundry and going to grocery store, even teens want to read instead of going to practice! I just love it. God is bringing these words to life for people and moving in their hearts. It’s incredible!! If you haven’t gotten it yet, head over to Amazon! #whatif#seekfindfollow#reading#itsallgod#lightafire
Hayley Was Never Born
My worst nightmare came tonight. October 1st, 2015; 7:08 pm. My big brother, Caleb passed away from an undetected heart disease. I have no other family members besides my parents. Why? Why did this happen to me? Like out of everyone this could have happened to, its happens to me. I-I don't know what to do. I suddenly lost interest in everything. Gymnastics, school, hanging out with friends. All I wanted to do and have done for that matter is sit in Caleb's room admiring what is around me. I stole on of his sweatshirts that I have been wearing since the infamous day. The doctors gave me a little bear since mom and dad decided to donate his organs. People have been asking me how I feel and all I can say is "I don't know." I don't know how I feel but I know one thing. Things will never be the same without him. I also know is I miss him. I miss Caleb.
This only took like 20 minutes this time :))
also since im not capable of writing a story that is only like 20 chapters i have a little surprise fun thing im doing for november :))
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Inches down and confidence up 💪
Would you believe me if I told you there is a whole other world out there revolving around in-home fitness and accountability with TONS of room for growth and opportunity?!
Well you better believe it buttercup!
Having always struggled with my weight and attempting every diet fad and exercise THIS is the one thing that has melted the inches and boosted my confidence! .
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