Been too long since I went for holiday and I feel super tired, all I have been dreaming about is Coronas and a Beach.
Work and working out (my job is my hobby or my hobby is my job..at this point I’m not too sure) has taken over my life. Well it is my livelihood after all and I madly enjoy it. But to be honest motivating oneself everyday is not an easy task. There are days I just want to sleep, eat cake all day and swim in ice cream and chocolate, but my goals will not allow that and I have created a routine and discipline for myself that keeps me focused and on track. In this business I have to be a good example (don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining at all but I do love my ice cream and chocolate, hahahaha) and at the same time a teacher too. Apart from clients, thanks to social media, there are people who look up to me and I enjoy and love the lessons I am able to teach them and in turn learn from them too (thank you social media & smart phones).
The thing is I am very happy that I REALLY LOVE my job and the steps that I am taking career wise. Don’t be fooled that this is easy, no it’s not, not at all. I have a morning ritual that really helps me: I wake up every morning and for 5-10 minutes I take time to talk and remind myself why I am doing what I do, why I love what I do, how many people are depending on me to help them make those positive life and fitness changes and the big question, is it worth it? This are the questions that help me stay focused and give me direction and motivation every morning that I am blessed to wake up.
Recently someone asked me how I am able to do what I do everyday with a smile and same kind of energy every day. To be honest after my morning ritual it’s always a go go go affair. Short nights and long days, that’s my life…but I can’t be showing “weakness” on the job. My clients depend on me and well vice versa too (symbiotic relationship) so I have to put in the same kind of energy from client 1 all the way to client 1000, because they all deserve the best and must get their worth. Also wouldn’t make me happy not delivering what I have promised to the client.
To stay motivated, I always:
1. Set goals(long term and short term).
2. Create new challenges(daily,weekly,monthly).
3. Find a social support network of people with similar interests as me.
4. Acknowledge my accomplishments(reward myself with dinner, a movie, new shoes etc).
5. Stay POSITIVE, I keep negativity out by all means(Have that one person you can talk to that helps bring out the positive energy when negativity creeps in).
6. Start my day by going to my Pinterest board full of motivation quotes which I share and post on my social media.