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and continue tossing it until you one day realize your OLD familiar, frustrating go to tool is no longer there, it has been replaced by a tool that builds your wellness as opposed to tearing it down.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.”
SWEAT SCULPT ROCK & THEN SIP
Join Ira McNamara and experience one of the fast growing exercise programs on the globe! Arrive at 6pm at The View Winery & Vineyard. Check out the shop, chill at the picnic tables get to know your pound posse tribe! At 6:30 we set-up and ROCKOUT! It is time to make some noise in a 45 minute POUND Rockout Workout Class. POUND is the world’s first cardio jam sessions inspired by the sweat dripping fun of playing the drums! But that’s not all after we POUND we stay for a POUR. Your ticket includes a tasting!!!
Come check out the first POUND and Pour event here in the Okanagan. A fun, out of the box way to get in some exercise and remind ourselves that life is about balance and the people you get to do it with!!! Space is limited. We anticipate this event selling out so ensure you grab your ticket today.
Thursday August 23rd 6pm to 8pm
TICKETS $25+ tax*
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
Aug 30th Event Cancelled
NEW FALL EVENT DATES COMING SOON!!
*tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
*Obviously 19+ event (must have valid government issue ID)
As a kid I was once shown that you could find a spotted salamander under rocks at a pond near my home. The first time a friend found one I was amazed. I would spend hours flipping over rocks to find salamanders!
maybe the next one is the “one”
A whole day not a single salamander….did not stop me…
Guess where you found me the next day?
Flipping over more rocks. Guess what I eventually found?
I think the eagerness and wonder of being a child is easily lost in adulthood. We somewhere along the line decide to settle, play it safe, shrink our vision, and prescribe to a common way of doing things. We flip over a couple of rocks or even just sit back and witness others flipping rocks with less than desirable results so we default back to scepticism. We stop flipping over rocks and we congregate with others that have stopped flipping over rocks to support our decision to move out of CHILD like wonder and into “responsible” adulthood.
Last year this hard core sceptic started flipping over some rocks again.
I followed my heart and started a new wellness-prenuer adventure. Along the way I found some amazingly inspiring rock flippers. People that proved that as long as you kept flipping rocks you would find what you were looking for. Families that are home-schooling their kids as they travel the world. Single moms who figured out a way to quit their extra part time job and spend more time with their kids and be able to afford vacations. Lifetime rock flippers that are smiling ear to ear and whistling while they work long after they “should have retired” because they are having too much fun to stop!
I am running into a lot of people that have been curious about what I have been up to. The other day I found myself explaining it to somebody using this rock flipping analogy. I have basically been flipping rocks over looking for other child-like rock flippers who in turn join me as we multiply our efforts and treat life like the adventure it is.
Although the “start-up cost” is laughable it’s the worldly grip of scepticism that will rob most of their potential.
It is simple.
Those willing to let go of their grasp on scepticism and find others willing to do the same find the most spotted salamanders!
Scepticism can be overcome, one rock flip at a time.
If you feel me on this thought process I believe it would be in your best interest to connect with me and see if you can get in on one of my informative webinar about this year’s adventures; My heart’s desire is to add more rock flippers to the world. Anybody and everybody is welcome. As June closes and I look ahead I am leading our global team to new exciting heights culminating in an EPIC January 2019 celebration!!! The “best seats” go to those that show up first. Message me if you are ready to learn more and want a spot on a call sometime.
Sincerely, A converted sceptic excited about the future having the most FUN I have been having in a long time —> looking for the same!