Reposting My Story...
I love going through Facebook memories. This one popped up from 2 years ago when I was brand new to coaching and had just qualified for and attending my first event.
My heart is full tonight with gratitude for the gift coaching has been to me and my family these past few months. I said, “yes” to coaching alongside my coach, Deborah Giles in July. After ten months of saying, “no.” And, if you know me, you know my “no” was probably not a “precious, bless your heart, no thank-you,” kind of no. More of a, “no chance, no way, I’m not that girl, I don’t need this, I don’t want this, never in a million years” kind of no. 😂
This weekend Deb was out here in Phoenix and we laughed (and I cringed 🤦♀️) at how this journey has unfolded over the past 14 months. 😂😂
She sat in my living room tonight and said, “I’d written you off. You were VERY clear.” Ha ha! Well, of course you had. I didn’t leave much room for interpretation there. 😂
And, then ... people kept noticing my transformation and noticing how good Timothy Barrett was looking and they started asking (again, duh! When you release almost 100 lbs people notice! 😳). I kept on referring my friends to Deb in a, “you coach them (I’ll refer them)” kinda way and then one day something clicked.
If I wanted to keep moving forward, like really keep moving forward, in my own health that I had better coach them myself. We know this, right? The best way to learn something is to teach it...
And, so my “yes” wasn’t really like a yes at all. It was like a, “explain to me how this works. Talk turkey. I want to know numbers. Ok. Give me the starting point. I’m in. Let’s go.” Kind of a yes. A “no looking back, full steam ahead, I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m moving forward now” kind of a yes.
And, I just started helping people. Like, kind of a lot of people. I found that I loved it. I still do. Helping people get wins in their health is incredibly rewarding. Setting goals for myself and working to achieve them is exhilarating. I’m expectant for the future because I see so much potential here. Not just for my own personal growth and health, but for the growth and health of the team I’m creating of like minded people helping others find freedom in their own health. I’m actually a little in awe of it, if I’m being honest...
And, so tonight - I’m grateful for my mentorship team. This awesome group of women (and their husbands) pictured here who paved this road ahead of me. On whose shoulders I can stand. I’m grateful they didn’t clip my wings or slow me down when I was ready to take off. I’m grateful they’ve been there when I’ve had questions & needed help. I’m grateful they have helped me course correct along the way where I was starting to veer off the path. I’m not a girl who typically follows recipes or measures accurately, but I’m learning. If I’m going to do something, I want to do it well and these women here are such wonderful examples to follow.
I’m just so glad I didn’t miss this. Thanks for hanging with me, Deborah. In spite of me. 😂😂