Hello dear friends!
As many of you may know, back in June, after 12+ years, I closed my fitness business. At least in the form that so many have come to know it as Body Project.
I know there are a lot of questions about what’s “next” (coming very soon, I promise!). But when it came down to it, I really wanted to share with you something more than just an update.
As I thought more about it, I was compelled to share one of the most profound lessons I learned from closing Body Project (the studio, anyway). And man, all the lessons could fill a book (oh yeah…that’s coming next year, too)! But I think you’ll probably identify with this one…
Here’s what happened…
The morning after we had our beautiful final toast to officially close the studio, I had to fly to Orlando to emcee an industry conference. I intentionally went a day early because I knew I’d need to give myself some time to recover (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) before having to put 100% of my energy on stage.
Over the weeks leading up to the closing – even though I knew it was the right decision – I couldn’t help but feel that in some way I was QUITTING. “Why [the bleep] would I quit something I’ve worked so hard to achieve and – in all definitions of the word – is successful?”
But just as God/the Universe/Serendipity (whatever you believe) usually works…there “happened to be” a speaker at this conference, who was put in my life at that moment to teach me the exact lesson I needed.
His name is Nisan Trotter, and he’s the author of the book, Born Gifted: How to Unwrap the Gifts Inside You for Supernatural Success.
Among the many inspirational things he talked most about was QUITTING (and I’m sitting there thinking…ok, this is a little weird…it’s like this guy is in my head!).
Here’s the jist of what he shared…
We usually think QUITTING as negative. Unless, of course, you’re quitting a vice like smoking, drinking, gambling, etc.
But the thing is…quitting doesn’t have to mean that you’re giving up, that you’re weak, or that you lack perseverance to complete something.
Flip the script…and QUITTING means letting go of something in order to open up space for something greater.
- We have to quit eating junk food so we can experience better energy.
- We have to quit certain habits so we can be healthier, fitter, more confident.
- We have to quit mindless time on social media/TV so we can be more productive.
- We have to quit jobs that limit us so we can grow and prosper.
- We have to quit letting negative thoughts control our actions so we can feel more confident and purposeful.
And often, we have to quit something that may be good or great in order to open space to do something even greater.
So yes…I AM a quitter. And now, I’m proud of it!
So I ask you…
What are you going to QUIT in order to pursue the best version of yourself? There’s no right or wrong answer; nothing too big or too small. Honestly, you probably knew the answer even before you opened this email.
So I’m going to keep quitting so I can always pursue the best version of myself. And I hope I can support you to do the same! We owe it to ourselves and to the ones we care about!
Thank you so much for listening. My hope is to give you the support, accountability and maybe a little dose of motivation so we can all work together on pursuing the best version of ourselves!
Committed to you,
P.S. You’ll be hearing from me more frequently and I’ll be sharing the exciting projects I’m working on! You can also join our Private Facebook group for more fun and community, HERE.
P.P.S. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch a short video of my “final toast” and read more about why I made the decision to close the studio, HERE.
P.P.P.S. HERE is where you can get the book, “Born Gifted.” It’s a great investment in yourself.
P.P.P.P.S. You are beautiful. You are worthy. You are capable of anything you want! (and I’d love to be here to support you along the way!)