Sydney - A Moment of Reflection - 21.10.18
Sunday, October 21, 2018
It’s been awhile. I went out last night with some coworkers from Fitness First. It was heaps of fun!! lol look at me using the lingo. So as we all know what goes hand in hand with a fun night out = a not so fun hangover morning. I seriously don’t remember the last time I was hungover. This is why I rarelyyyyy drink! It’s just not worth wasting the next day for me. BUT as I have learned, learn to be thankful for each and every situation. I felt/ am feeling quite spacy this morning, which has put me in a state of reflection. As much as I don’t like feeling slow, and thinking slow, it has allowed me to take a step back and reflect on where I am right now and what I am doing.
*Ps if this blog is a little all over the place that’s because I am definetely not functioning at my optimal level right now.
So back to where I am. I am thankful that I have been given the opportunity to work at all these different gyms, however I am aware that Orangetheory Fitness doesn’t light me up. Mainly because I am not actually instructing, when that’s what I love. Time is so precious. Don’t waste it doing something that doesn’t light the fire within you. Yes it’s great to make money, but money comes and goes, as for your time - you can never get that back. Also because if I want my brand to grow, to be able to travel and share prodcuts that are aligned with me, I need to put the time into doing that. More time into blogging, vlogging, and social media. And obviously my training and programs, but that I am doing daily. At this moment in time I am always working and when I am not I am either so tired or eating. This probably doesnt make a lot of sense because I am figuring it all out as I go, but I just wanted to share my thoughts because I think it’s important to sit down with yourself and pick which direction you want to move in, then you have to be strict with yourself that everything you do has to be aligned with that end goal. Yes its tough because we all need money, and leaving a paying job to invest your time into something that is delayed gratification may not be the responsible thing to do, but it’s a risk that I am willing to take and I think we all should. I have faith in the universe and am learning to trust the process. I basically just tell myself that a painting will sell when I need it to and then I won’t have to worry.
The point of this is don’t do anything for money. Do it out of love.
Steve Jobs said “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.”
I hear this in my mind over and over when I am making decisions, or really just justifying to myself why I am doing what I am doing - instead of working a full time paying job. I am investing in myself, building a foundation, eventually it will reap rewards, and you just have to have faith in that. There’s really nothing else to it but to have the courage and faith that the universe is looking after you. And if you put in the work - it will reward you, just be patient. The best part is, when you do what you love, it’s not work. So many of us don’t actually do what we love, and it has so many more side effects then we are aware of. Doing a job that you don’t love is not only a waste of your time, but has negative effects on your mental health.
Take a risk on yourself, have the courage to do it - have faith that the universe has your back, because it does! If you’re reading this then that means Life has gotten you through everything so far and it’s not going to stop.
Thursday, October 25th, 2018
UPDATE: I told OrangeTheory that it wasn’t right for me. It is an absolutely amazing workout, and the best people to work with!! But basically on Sunday when I wrote the first half of this I realized I have been here for 5 weeks already and have barely seen Sydney, none the less other areas of Australia!! Time goes too quickly!! I love to work which is why I do, but this trip will pass me by before I know it whether or not I go explore. They were very understanding which I greatly appreciate!! I feel better already. I still spend my days mostly as Fitness First - first working, then my own workout, then obviously blogging stuff because I love to do that as well. By the end of all of that I am so tired anyways, but as least now I have weekends to explore!
So yes, this trip is lots of learning for myself! Learning to say YES, and NO to opportunities. Trust your gut and have the courage to act on it - no matter what situation that may be.
Anyways! I will keep you posted on what I have actually been exploring in the next blog. I thought I would update you on this thought process, because quitting a job - for me is very tough mentally. I have been raised to never quit. Although I can’t look at it as quitting, but instead changing my direction and focus. I didn’t come here to make money, but instead experiences. No complaints if those go hand in hand - although experiences in the direction that I want to grow is my focus.