In my opinion it boils down to these three things:
If you didn’t read my part 1 about being ‘all-in’, it’s a must.
But moving on … One of the most incredible things I learned last weekend was during Todd Durkin’s speech about ‘Extraordinary Self’.
Are you living a life worth telling a story about? Are you the passenger or the driver? What moves your soul? What are you making the theme of your year?
If you’re like me, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of these larger than life questions. But post-speech I realized, while these topics are hard to address, they are absolutely essential in figuring out what you want out of life.
And please, please, please do not think I have it together and know all of the answers to these questions.
Because honestly, I think I am the most confused about my future than ever right now. But, regardless of where I am or the situation you are in, I believe it’s valuable to answer some of these Q’s — or at the very least dig a bit deeper into discovering what really makes you tick and wake up everyday.
Durkin stated, “He who has not dreamed and not taken great action, has not really lived.”
While it can be terrifying to unveil these parts of yourself, I think it’s vital. So start here. Begin with these 5 assignments. And little by little — while being patient with yourself — you may just find what makes you not just tick, but flutter uncontrollably with a palpable passion.
1. Put your dreams down on paper.
2. Be disciplined about your best practices.
3. Lead a balanced life.
4. Surround yourself with empowering and inspirational and supportive people.
5. Unveil your innermost passion — and act on it.
This past weekend I attended the Perform Better Conference in Providence, RI. This was my second time heading down for the fitness event and was really excited to be able to experience it this year with a few of my gym colleagues.
I could rail out all of the sessions and takeaways I received for you easily. Or I could provide you with the basic and most poignant pieces of information I walked away with. See, now that I am not training 8+ hours a day or meeting with individual clients on the regular, my needs have changed.
And thus, my information for you has changed as well.
My biggest takeaway from the weekend was the presentation about motivation. About acknowledging your passions and giving them everything you’ve got … regardless of what you believe is ‘right’ or ‘by societies standards’.
Rooney talked a lot about coaching to your fullest potential. If you ask your client to raise their hands as high as they can, do they actually do it? Like, really reach them as high as possible. Ask them again.
At this point in the exercise, if they show you they can reach higher, well, then what were they waiting for the first time. He established this in the lecture (which complimented the hands-on he presented). This dug a bit deeper into everyone sitting in the room.
What are you waiting for?
Whether it’s a job, asking someone out on a date or making a life change, why are you waiting? It’s time to act.
When it was time for Durkin to speak, his emphasis was on ‘Extraordinary Self’. What are you doing in your life right now to make it absolutely amazing? Really, though, what?