BULLETIN THE FIT BODY “CREATING BELIEF, INSPIRING HOPE, CHANGING LIVES”
CELEBRATING 7 YEARS
WITH 7 LESSONS LEARNED
For example, you might think, “I’ll never lose weight; I feel like I’ve tried everything.” You can upgrade this to a liberating truth: “When I lose this weight, I’m going to have so much more energy, strength, and confidence. I know weight loss takes time, so as long as I’m consistent and disciplined, it will come off.” As you repeat these liberating truths to yourself and take action toward them, you’ll start to live them, creating a new reality for yourself. In order to achieve big things in your life, it all starts with your beliefs. KNOW YOUR “WHY” When you’re trying to achieve any goal, you have to know what your “why” is. That’s where it all starts. I’ve said it many times before, but without a strong enough reason why, you’re doomed to fail. There have been many times when I’ve been frustrated, tired, and just wanted to quit. But remembering my “why” — the true reason why I get up early each morning, work until dark, and work a lot of weekends — is what keeps me going. SURRENDER TO THE OUTCOME This might be one of the hardest lessons I’ve learned — or should I say, I am continuing to learn . I’m an ultra-competitive, Type A person, so I’m very much focused on getting results. That being said, when we’re so focused on results, we become lost in the process it takes to achieve those results. We get so locked in to the outcome, and when it doesn’t happen the way we want or in the time frame we want, we get frustrated. The biggest way to overcome this is by “controlling the controllable” — that is, focusing on things we have direct control over, like our actions, habits, and attitude. One of my mentors says, “Control what you can, cope with what you can’t, and concentrate on what counts.” DISCIPLINE The great thing about discipline is you don’t have to be the richest, smartest, or most talented person around to carry it out.
This past month was a big deal because we celebrated being open for seven years here at Daphne Fit Body Boot Camp and Fit Body Forever!
It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I can remember my first day like it was yesterday: I got my dumbbells and bands out of the utility closet to train my small handful of clients after my 30-minute drive from my other job. I was still in school and living with my parents. At the time, I honestly didn’t know if the fitness thing was going to work out. “Maybe I should just focus on school and get my master’s,” I thought. I didn’t really know anyone on the Eastern Shore, and I had less than $500 to my name. But something deep down inside of me told me to stick with it, and I’m glad I did. Today, the 7,500-square-foot building that housed all of my equipment in its utility closet is where FBBC and FBF reside. We’ve been blessed to serve over 4,000 people and change hundreds of lives while giving back tens of thousands of dollars to our local community. But it didn’t happen overnight. There were many times I wanted to throw in the towel. By learning some invaluable lessons, I was able to stay the course and surround myself with an amazing team. Together, we are truly building something special. Below are seven lessons that helped me along the way as an entrepreneur, and I believe they’ll help you in whatever goal or dream you’re trying to achieve. BELIEVE If I’m honest about when I first started, I didn’t truly believe in myself. Most of my thoughts about the future started with the word “if.” Eventually, I changed the “if” to “when.” How? I did it by upgrading my limiting beliefs to liberating truths.
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