Wow, what an incredible stressful journey these last 8 months have been! It feels good to write again and I’d love to share what we’ve been up to and what lies ahead!
Where do I begin? Well it all started on our Todd Durkin Mastermind Retreat this past October in beautiful Telluride Colorado!
I can’t say enough about this business and life coaching tribe that I have been so fortunate to be a part of for so many years. This gorgeous mountain Retreat brought so much clarity into what was right for my life and my family at this time. We were given a series of questions that made us DIG DEEP about what we TRULY want out of our business and LIFE.
I had an incredible Ah-ha moment that I was continuing to chase a dream I’ve held on to for 12 years, only to realize that dream no longer served my life, my vision and more importantly my family. I had to get REAL with myself. I’ve been fighting this since my mom died in 2014 and even more so when little Emma was born. I knew in my gut after Emma came October 2016, that I was ready to move on. It would’ve been perfect timing as our lease on High Assets was up. But I still kept forcing that 12 year old dream and found another place on Eagle Ranch.
With this new place, I had everything a business owner could dream of. A more visible location with an influx of new private clients, cheaper rent, bigger space, FANTASTIC landlords, but……
I was totally exhausted with a newborn. I mean heck, my maternity leave from Finally Fit was only 4 days! Yeah, I know. I think everyone asked me what the heck was I doing back so soon and well if you’ve had your own business, it’s hard to shut it off. I actually had someone in our internship so he could be ready to take over when Emma came, BUT she decided to make her grand entrance 4 weeks early!! Eventually, I was able to get some relief coaching from him for a few months and that helped tremendously.
Everyday I’d stare at our little humans and kept thinking I don’t want to miss ANY of this!! I’d think about mom and how PRECIOUS life is and how QUICKLY it can be gone.
So while I was answering these questions in Telluride, I devised a plan for my exit strategy in 2 years. I had 2 more years left on my lease and that would be it for my brick and mortar Finally Fit. I looked forward to training at home and begin another project that excited me. I’m not looking to be a big box gym, own multiple locations or even have employees so it was an easier plan to devise.
Over the coming months it was all I could think about. My exhaustion, anxiety, thyroid, adrenals were all taking a beating. Mama J (my coach in the TDMM) said to me “when you able to let things go, the universe will open up to you.” And I had let go of Finally Fit. I was ready to move on.
Then one day in January of this year, I was ready to let go and donate my Grandmas couch that had been my mom’s for decades, yet another thing I was holding onto that I didn’t need. My wheels started turning… if I got rid of the couch that would allow me to empty out the addition to the back of the house… which would make a perfect little studio. Hmmmmm.
I was able to give the couch to a WONDERFUL home and started the process of making that addition available..…you know, just in case. ;)
I reached out to my landlords the middle of February to see what my options were, if I even had any. We had a great conversation and they said they would put our space on the market again but if things changed to let them know. Within a week they had someone ready to take over my lease if I was serious! I took the offer and had 10 days to vacate! Holy Moly talk about hustle and a whirlwind of events!
Mama J was right. The universe tends to unfold as it should. I was able to literally let go of a physical possession that allowed me to let go in every other way and RECEIVE what was coming.
We have the POWER to change our circumstances and our LIFE to make it what we truly desire. I’ve able to do that twice now. First making my dream come true opening up Finally Fit and help changing the way fitness is done in Albuquerque for over 6 years. And now, living a new dream, watching our little humans grow, spending every moment possible with them, and still being able to coach my POWER of 10 Ladies in my own home and focus on other projects coming up that I’ll soon share with you all.
Until next time,
Let go and live life!