I like to think I’m productive. (You can see where this is going…)
But seriously, the past two years since working with a life coach, taking better care of my health, and training to be a coach for others who want to improve their own health and lifestyle has taught me a lot of skills. I’ve even reframed my mindset around my goals. I’ve gotten damn good at getting things done – even to the point where I don’t take breaks or sleep as much!
….and now I’ve been fighting a cold for the past couple of weeks. (Shocker.)
I tweeted this photo to all who were wondering how I was enjoying the Cubs game on Saturday night from Wrigleyville. (You can tell by my spelling that I was a little sleepy…
The biggest challenge? My energy is nowhere near what I’m used to. I don’t like being low energy. (Who does?) But more than that, I LOVE the feeling of adrenaline from new thoughts or inspiring ideas. So while I might not be able to do all the burpees and chin ups that I’m used to (it’s driving me crazy), I have been taking furious notes from my favorite books, youtube videos, and training videos.
Below are just a few of my favorite thoughts or quotes I wrote down from within the past week. Most are paraphrased. (If you’re reading this and are a lawyer, please schedule an appointment at your convenience to discuss anything legal. I’m free if there’s coffee.)
Grace Bonnie discusses how she encountered a drastic change after new information about her health.
Favorite quote: “My health became my work for a while”
Courtney tells us in one of her training modules regarding that negative voice in our head that it’s really our ego.
Favorite quote: “It’s not you, and it’s not true.”
Favorites quotes from “33 Ways to Love Louder” by Preston Smiles
-Honor what is. Be inspired by what’s in the way
-Hurt people are the ones who go out of their way to hurt people.
-Be conscious with your words. They make up your reality.
Favorites from “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins:
-There’s a difference between reaching one’s goals and living ones values.
-Be committed to who you want to become – even if it all goes wrong
-Most people don’t take control and make decisions. They get caught up in the “currents” of life and let it control them.
I hope you check out some of the links if any of them resonated with you so you can start to get more of these thoughts ingrained in your head without waiting for a guy from Chicago to shoot you an email with a free blog 😉
Above all – I thought this would be an example of some cool things that have happened in the midst of a setback. I’m not used to being lower energy or skipping workouts. It’s been challenging. But all those notes? I like those.
Go get ’em, friends.