This is Pretty Personal…
This past weekend was a BIG weekend for me.
Seems a little strange because I get up in front of big groups of people to teach boot camp…but in the beginning, I used to be extremely nervous before teaching every single boot camp class!
But I had a decision to make: I would either have to face those fears to reach my goals, or continue to put them on the back burner and be “stuck” in my comfort zone.
Fast forward 3 years later, I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. I LOVE teaching boot camp. But it’s not just teaching that I love.
If I never made that step, I would never have met the truly AMAZING people that are in our classes, and we would never have been able to reach out to the hundreds of people that have been through our boot camp, helping them to reach their fitness goals and build more confidence in themselves.
And…because we were always doing things a little bit differently than everyone else, some really cool people have taken notice. I partnered up with a great friend of mine, Carrie Kukuda, and we started coaching other boot camp owners about how to structure workouts properly, and give them the tools to help them to create an awesome boot camp, also!
We have coached people around the world now, in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and right here in the US. Pretty freaken AWESOME!
I’m not saying this to gloat or brag, but to let you know that NONE of these opportunities would have ever surfaced if I never took that first step to face my fears.
About 2 months ago, I was invited to speak with Carrie at a pretty important fitness conference in California. The best of the best were going to be there. In fact, many of MY role models and mentors were also presenting.
We agreed to speak, and I have been nervous and an anxious wreck for the last 2 months. (just ask my husband! I definitely owe him a nice dinner for having to put up with me!
I prepared the best I could, and presented this past weekend. It went GREAT! I stumbled on a few words, but got past it and we had a TON of compliments on our presentation.
I was so relieved when it was over, and very proud of myself for stepping up and facing my fear of speaking in public.
One of the other speakers at the event, Dax Moy, couldn’t have said it more perfectly: “Work hard to become a better version of yourself EVERY DAY.”
I hope you all have a great day today, and think about facing any fears you have in your life head on. You will be amazed at all of the opportunities that open up for you when you do.