I am so thankful for music and what it does to the mind and in turn the body. It has a way of firing us up and turning our attitudes around. With some mighty goals set for my year ahead I know getting my head right (especially on the days that I do not feel like it) is paramount to accomplishing a goal. I love the Jim Rohn quote
“For things to change you have to change. For things to get better you have to get better.”
Moving to a NEW point requires us to re-write and wire the anthem we play about ourselves in our head daily. That is going to take some work, some repetition. Having a plan is not good enough (it is important) but it is not enough. Accomplishment is reserved for those who execute the well thought out plan. The plan may change as you go because through execution you gain wisdom and insight but no amount of thinking about it will provide the same results as DOING it!!!
When I do not feel like it I default to prayer, worship music, and high energy tunes with lyrics that reinforce the right mindset. I may even get crazy and jump up and down and shout out loud and then use that Mel Robbins 5 second rule and count down from 5 and execute.
5…4….3…2…1… do it…get to work.
My current get your assets moving tunes to help reenforce the anthem I am declaring over the next year can be found below.
Run Run – The Rivals
Make Way – Aloe Blacc (ego aside on this one – I want to make an IMPACT – leave a legacy)
High Hopes – Panic! At the Disco
Multiplied – NEED TO BREATH
Could Have Been Me – The Struts
Get Your Hopes Up – Josh Baldwin
You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
What tunes are fuelling your anthem over the coming year???
It is that time of year again POUND posse. It is time to COME TOGETHER and ROCKOUT for a good cause. This year we have partnered with Mamas for Mamas. They are raising funds to buy deserving families Christmas this holiday season!!! It is time to make noise, show up in class and life to make an impact in our community! To inspire motivate and bring families a little hope this coming Christmas season and make this season a BRIGHT one. If you are ready to light it up, grab your TICKETS now!!! This charity has sold out pretty quickly in the past!!!!! The House is an EPIC concert like venue with incredible sound and lighting. Be sure to get on your best 80′s glow in the dark workout gear as we come together in fun to sweat, sculpt, rock and glow for a good cause.
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities
When: Friday Oct 26th at 6:00 pm
Cost: $20 a person*
*tickets are non refundable but are transferable
Wellness is all about collecting the right tools. We all have our go to tools that we have collected and used for many, many years.
Going on a wellness journey is all about really taking a HARD look at those tools. Being honest and asking the tough questions around whether your tools have been building wellness or tearing it down in your life?
Identifying destructive behaviour patterns is initially painful because you become AWARE of your slip ups but you feel incompetent when it comes to dealing with them. Successful tool replacement involves the willingness to see the vulnerability through and the belief that it will be worth it and your efforts will pay off! You need to concede that you will not have it instantly all figured. Figuring it out means a commitment to gracefully navigate the continuous effort needed to break through.
When you put together your toolkit is it not like you go out and buy brand new tools all at once. You slowly build up and upgrade your existing tool case.
STOP believing there is some sort of magical switch, where you wake up one day and Santa Claus himself gifts you with a BRAND NEW fully loaded set of tools to do life with. With consistent effort you will upgrade your tool box. As you learn and grow you will reach in and grab an old familiar ineffective tool – all you have to do is recognize when you have done it – toss it and don’t be so surprised when it finds it’s way back in your tool box along your journey. Wellness is not allowing defeat to settle, disappointment is certain just don’t let it make a home.
Keep your head up and keep recognizing what you don’t want to keep and continue tossing it until you one day realize your OLD familiar, frustrating go to tool is no longer there, it has been replaced by a tool that builds your wellness as opposed to tearing it down.
When the dream is hard.
It is supposed to be. Passivity produces nothing worth writing home about.
The view from the mountain top is in proportion to the terrain you were willing to transverse to get there.
It is not about what you will GET but what you are willing to GIVE. Your dream is worth it when it is an answer to someone else’s prayer not just your own.
You can’t teach what you don’t know. The wisdom needed to keep climbing is a dreamers greatest gift.
You have all you need. Do not let the spirit of lack convince you, you are missing what you need to keep going.
People can’t help but poke holes in your dream in order to justify and reinforce their own decisions to stay put, settle and stop dreaming.
Do not be afraid of imperfections. Your most attractive human quality is your imperfections. The appearance of perfection is like repellant. Your authenticity will win favour.
Never despise small beginnings.
Settling certainly is an option….but you were not made to settle.
Two mindsets reside in the human brain upon waking. You get to decide which one you train up and give a VOICE. The one convincing you to lay down your weapons in the midst of the battle or the one that reminds you of the GOOD you are fighting for.
Your life depends on it. Proverbs 13:12 ”Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”