I want to tell you a little secret.
For some of you this won’t come as a surprise, but for others of you it will.
The other day I had a tough day.
I was feeling sad, discouraged, frustrated, and kind of like throwing in the towel.
You know, it was the kind of day where I was wondering, “what’s it all about?”
and “is this it?” and so on and so forth.
What I needed was a pep talk.
Funny thing is that it came from the least expected source.
It was the end of the day and I was at my friend Rob’s place and he had been talking to me. I was staring off into space not really paying attention…(this is not like me at all) and finally he said “what is going on?” and I just started crying.
I told him about some of the struggles I have with owning this business:
- stress management
- people management
- financial management
- client expectation management
- emotional state management
- leading etc
and how when I grew up all I really wanted to do was make a difference in people’s lives.
I saw myself doing International Relief work or detention center visits for the International Committee of the Red Cross. I had also planned to become an attorney and then a Supreme Court Judge.
Needless to say what I’m doing now is a bit different from those things. Now I’m a fat loss expert and I help Mrs. Jones and Mr. Smith lose body fat.
What we do here at MPower Fitness is very important and contributes value to the world- just in a different kind of way. And Rob- of all people- reminded me of that.
He also told me something I knew but again, wasn’t expecting to hear from him.
He said “As humans we are naturally programmed to focus on the negative or the things that have gone wrong in our day, week, life etc. We have to work and choose to stay positive but we can make that choice.”
He said “You can feel sad at the time, but there is no need to dwell on stuff that happened ages ago that you can’t change. And you Megan, are tough so stop focusing on the past (mistakes/regrets/challenges) now and keep moving forward. You’re a leader and people look to you to show them how to get back up after falling”.
Hmm. Needless to say I wasn’t expecting that!
I don’t know what was more shocking, that I had let a bad day get to me like that or that I’d received a pretty outstanding pep talk from my car salesman friend :-p. Who knew?
Well, I’ve been talking to a few of you lately and it seems like with all of your schedule changes, vacations, trips to the cabin, weddings etc. some of you have gotten off track and a bit discouraged about your progress. So I wanted to share with you what Rob said to me.
“It is ok to feel sad or discouraged just briefly but then pick yourself up and move forward. You’re tough. You’ve got this.”
We believe in you and we know that the only way someone ever fails to reach his/her goal is to stop trying and give up. Our goal is to inspire you not to give up.
Megan K and the team
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”