Choose growth — or not.
Stepping out of one's comfort zone in order to take one more step toward a goal isn't easy — especially when it's a long term goal. Some people seem to easily connect with their motivation and welcome the growth that ensues challenge. Others appear comfortable sitting in their familiar muck for a while before making changes. And, fortunately, life provides a wealth of opportunity to choose growth — or not.
Opportunity for new and challenging activities abound when owning and building one's own business. The list of novel, exciting and unfamiliar aspects of growing from a personal trainer, to a business owner, to a wellness coach and developing a group wellness coaching practice is daunting midstream, as well in hindsight. For me, this journey is about visualizing what and who I want to become, and every small step taken gives rise to a sense of accomplishment, pride and meaning in the future.
Surrounding oneself with supportive, championing people enhances growth and the opportunity for successful goal achievement (this, of course, is the role of a coach). And perseverance is a handy strength when learning, practicing and developing new skills and plans. I feel very fortunate to have the support and backing of many clients, colleagues, friends, and family — much mahalo to all of you!
I recently gave an informal presentation to a group of women on the topic of wellbeing. My client, Corrin, a personal training client who also values my training and experience in the area of emotional and mental wellness, asked me to speak to residents of a property she manages. Though daunting, the experience provided a rich opportunity for learning and connection. I'm excited to hone my skills and knowledge by continuing to present on the topic of wellbeing, granting the opportunity to expand my wellness reach!
Two new videos have been added to my website; they're both snippets of this very casual presentation and can be found on my AlohaVideo page. I look forward to sharing the evolution of my presentation "the fitness of wellbeing™" with all of you!
Aloha and mahalo for your continued interest and support!
Learner and sharer of all things healthy, active, esteem building, growth promoting, witty and Hawaiian