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Find Your Tribe & LOVE Them Hard

 

I am still recovering from IDEA World and Blogfest that I attended this past weekend. While the conference was incredible, I am exhausted. While I was there I felt as if I was stuck in a time warp. I didn’t know what day it was, barely went outside (thank god it was 100+ degrees), and was constantly stimulate by new information, products or the pesky beauty care line that kept harassing me about my bags under my eyes. (Hello, I am at a conference and operating on very little sleep. I don’t need you $400 eye cream. I need my bed!)

 

Every year that IDEA rolls around is my favorite time of year. It is like Christmas for me. I learn a lot, get inspired and always come home with new ideas and dreams.

 

But my absolute favorite part of the IDEA Conference is the connections that are made.

 Contagiasm with Todd Durkin and #sweatpink at Blogfest

 

The people that you see pictured…that is my tribe.

 

They are my supporters.

 

Working out with De and Lorri!

 

 

My co-workers!

 

Hanging with Sara!

 

Old co-workers and new…

 

They are my friends.

 

Adina, Jenn, Steph, Pauline and Rhonda

 

 

 

They are my mentors.

 

 

 Todd Durkin

 

 

They are like family.

 

 

With Lisa & Amanda! xo

 

 

Without them, I would not be where I am today in this industry. We lean on each other. We lead each other. We share knowledge, insights and information. Together, we want to make a difference and change the health of the world one person at a time.

 

 

We have different backgrounds and specialties, but we all have something to contribute. So, find your tribe and love them hard. When you do, what you receive in return will be magnified times 10!

Find Your Tribe & LOVE Them Hard

 

I am still recovering from IDEA World and Blogfest that I attended this past weekend. While the conference was incredible, I am exhausted. While I was there I felt as if I was stuck in a time warp. I didn’t know what day it was, barely went outside (thank god it was 100+ degrees), and was constantly stimulate by new information, products or the pesky beauty care line that kept harassing me about my bags under my eyes. (Hello, I am at a conference and operating on very little sleep. I don’t need you $400 eye cream. I need my bed!)

 

Every year that IDEA rolls around is my favorite time of year. It is like Christmas for me. I learn a lot, get inspired and always come home with new ideas and dreams.

 

But my absolute favorite part of the IDEA Conference is the connections that are made.

 Contagiasm with Todd Durkin and #sweatpink at Blogfest

 

The people that you see pictured…that is my tribe.

 

They are my supporters.

 

Working out with De and Lorri!

 

 

My co-workers!

 

Hanging with Sara!

 

Old co-workers and new…

 

They are my friends.

 

Adina, Jenn, Steph, Pauline and Rhonda

 

 

 

They are my mentors.

 

 

 Todd Durkin

 

 

They are like family.

 

 

With Lisa & Amanda! xo

 

 

Without them, I would not be where I am today in this industry. We lean on each other. We lead each other. We share knowledge, insights and information. Together, we want to make a difference and change the health of the world one person at a time.

 

 

We have different backgrounds and specialties, but we all have something to contribute. So, find your tribe and love them hard. When you do, what you receive in return will be magnified times 10!

You Gotta Believe

 

This week I am getting ready to head off to BlogFest and the IDEA World Fitness Convention. This is one of the biggest events in the fitness industry, attracting top notch fitness professionals from all over the world.

 

Every year, this event is a game changer for me. I laugh, I cry, and I am inspired to grow and improve. When you are surrounded by thousands of like-minded individuals, the energy is electric, the connections are deep, and positive vibes run wild.

 

Last year was the first year I attended Blogfest. I knew I wanted to take my blog to a new level but was unsure how. I walked away with a clearer vision and new friends to help guide me and hold me accountable.

 

This time last year, I was just getting out of a shit storm of chaos. My father was taken and put into a home without me knowing. I was evicted from my childhood home, I was up to my ears in attorney fees, sleeping on couches and living out of a suitcase.

 

I had no idea what was going on in my life as each day I grew more scared for my safety and well-being, and had to cut ties with people I have known for most of my life. The only thing I was sure of was that I had one hell of a story to share. And that I am not alone.

 

Blogfest and IDEA reinforced that there are great people in this world. There are people that want to see others succeed. I have my fitness family, my #sweatpink sisters, and mastermind groups that I can lean on and trust. I have a lot of people supporting me and my vision!

 

 

Although my blog is not where I hoped it would be going into this year’s BlogFest,  I am making progress. I have also gone through some exciting transitions that I did not expect when I set my goal for myself last year. I have seized some opportunities that have taken up some blogging time, but these are opportunities I could not turn down.

 

 

My new site may not be ready until the beginning of August, but aligning myself with people who believe in me and sharing my story has deepened my message and values which will come through on the new site.

 

I am excited to find out what this year’s “Ah-ha” moment will be when the conference is over. I am looking forward to the growth, connections and energy that will be radiating out of the streets of Vegas!

STRONG…Are You Ready?

In April of 2011 I attended Todd Durkin’s Mentorship Program in San Diego. On the second day of the 3.5 day weekend I found was rushed to the hospital due to complications from a previous medical procedure. This was a fluke incident that had nothing to do with any of the activities involved in the weekend but it was definitely came at the most inconvenient time.  The weekend was supposed to be dedicated to turning both my life and career around.  As I laid on the gurney in the ER wearing a gown covered in blood waiting to go into surgery many thoughts began to flood my mind. (read more about that here.)

 

I originally met Todd in August of 2010 at the IDEA World Fitness Convention and while his lectures had a huge IMPACT on me and forced me to come to my senses, 2011 was the year to commit to change. For 5 years prior, I was miserable. I loathed my job and I was influenced by people who were toxic to my well- being. I was depressed, drinking excessively and completely lost in both my professional and personal life.

But after spending the weekend with Todd in 2011 I joined his Mastermind group and my life began to shift toward more positive and promising outcomes. I realized I can, and deserve, to live the life of my dreams.

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If others can do it, why not me?

 

As I dug deep into the personal and professional development he asked of us I became healthier, more successful, and found the right group to proudly call my TRIBE.

 

It hasn’t been easy, and I have stumbled many times along the way, but achieving your goals is not supposed to be a cakewalk. It takes obstacles, failures and hard lessons before you attain that high mark you set for yourself.

 

Todd has taught all of us in the mastermind to set weekly, monthly, and yearly goals and then challenges us to go bigger and dig deeper. He wants BHAGs (Big Harry Audacious Goals) He makes sure we are COMMITTED and in touch with our WHY with each decision we make. We have recommended reading, writing, and videos to watch to help us grow and get closer to our goals and purpose. He, along with our other coaches, spend so much time giving and mentoring us that sometimes we tend to forget that they have goals too.

 

Well I am happy to announce, and celebrate, that Todd’s 9 year BHAG is now a reality.

 

On April 13th he Todd be starting in NBC’s new show STRONG! I can’t wait for more to people to experience his heart, his passion, and his ability to IMPACT anyone he comes into contact with. He has changed my life and he will inspire many more through this show.

 

Be sure to check out STRONG on NBC April 13th! And if you live near me, I plan on hosting a viewing party so watch my FB page for details.

 

Get ready to be INSPIRED!