Where do you practice?
Where do you work out?
Are you a gym goer?
Do you go to a yoga studio?
The beach, your backyard, a home studio?
Been in this stage of transformation..
Well actually I'd like to call it clarity.
In January, after I finished my yoga teacher training, I knew that I wanted to start my own business.
I had all these thoughts and ideas swirling around in my head.
I did know one thing- I was tired of being taken advantage at all of my other jobs!
It happened again and again.
So I went all in- I decided to sign up for Marie Forleo's B School!
I was like I'm going to create this online world mixing yoga, and essential oils, and breath work, and, and, and...
As I'm going through this program- it keeps reminding me of clarity, and your niche, and your specific audience. Well silly me, I'm like well, I found my niche, yoga and oils and everyone who is stressed can come to me. Well- that is not a niche, that was me melting all my ideas together, it didn't help me find clarity, but rather spread myself out all over.
I promise we'll get back to where you practice!
But with my very mucky, unclear business model, it just had me going in circles for the first 6 months of the year. But those circles gave me the muscles that I have now to push through to the real dream.
I was able to get a teaching job at the studio. And I had classes in the morning and evening. I was driving place to place, some of my classes were at the beach or on the paddleboard. This was suppose to give me experience teaching and help me build a following.
It didn't work out that way.
What happened was that I used it as an excuse to avoid working on my online business.
I was loosing my clarity, and loosing my drive.
I was putting my efforts into someone else's business- using it as an excuse.
It was their business- and I am just an employee.
The harder I worked was just helping their business- I didn't get appreciation or even a thank-you.
My eyes opened then.
I need to come back and focus on this.
I need to go back and look at my market- look at my business.
And if you don't follow me on Facebook, you might not know how much I am slightly obsessed with Rachel Hollis right now.
Well it was a sign!
Driving, and pulling into a meeting about my essential oils, she says "You need to focus on one goal at a time!"
Boom like a brick to the face!
ONE GOAL AT A TIME!
Going through B School- trying to find clarity on my business model was so hard- you wanna know why? Because I didn't have 1 goal! I had 3 smashed all into 1- it was a mucky mess.
Now that I see the goal. I found where I'm suppose to be.
I found a team that supports me and our ideals align.
I found a way that I can be my best self.
I have been searching, wondering if these negative thoughts will ever leave.
I am a teacher at heart. I love educating others. I want others to know that they don't have to suffer. There are tools out there that can help you unveil the real you.
You are meant to be happy.
You are meant to be loved by yourself.
Life isn't merely something that we should just suffer through.
So where do you practice?
I ask and I began with it because its where I'm at.
I had a wonderful studio practice. It was the studio that I got sober at.
It was also the studio that I was teaching at and it was time for me to part ways.
But yoga is so important to my self care, my self love.
If I don't practice, I feel the emotions sitting in my hips, the tears sit on the edges of my eye lids.
Yoga is a huge tool for my confidence and my sanity.
I also have realized that I don't want to have to be dependent on going to a studio.
My dream- my goal- is to be able to work completely from my computer or phone.
I want to travel- and with that isn't going to come the comfort of a "home" studio.
Rachel Hollis was saying that she can write anywhere anytime. That you need to be able to put your game face on and get it done when you have to. That's what I need to have happen with my yoga practice. I need to be able to use my breath to come into myself- and begin that moving meditation.
So where do you practice?
What's your routine?
Is it having a certain playlist (that's what Rachel does)?
A certain smell, certain drink?
Using our other senses to create our "home" let's our brain know that it's time to workout, or in my case, be Zen. Then it isn't about a location.
My new routine to get "ready to flow":
- "I am" by Satsang
- Breathing in the balance blend- and applying to my feet
- 2 drops of CBD to get tuned in
What are you going to implement?